Health & Wellness

Painting Life in a Positive Light While Living with Asperger’s

By Giver Miramichi / October 14, 2020 /

October is Canadian Mental Health month. As I reflect on my own journey with mental health, I sometimes find it more challenging than some, as I have lived with Asperger’s Syndrome (High Functioning Autism), since I was diagnosed at nearly five years of age. With Asperger’s Syndrome, it affects my ability to process a variety…

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QI GONG: Yoga Without the Mat

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 28, 2020 /

by Jennifer Walker Most people are familiar with yoga and its health benefits, but many may not know about Qi Gong. Qi Gong is a series of exercises grouped together and referred to as “brocades”. Because the exercises require concentration and focus, they are an excellent way to promote mindfulness. Practiced regularly, Qi Gong stretches…

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Call issued for mission staff for 2021 Canada Summer Games

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 12, 2020 /

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is seeking volunteers to serve as mission staff members for Team NB for the 2021 Canada Summer Games which will take place in the Niagara region, in Ontario, from Aug. 6 to 21. Team NB will have a contingent of about 400 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff. The…

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong – Staying Fit While Standing in Place

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 14, 2020 /

By Mary E. King Tai Chi is a slow moving, breath-focused exercise or series of exercises exhibiting a number of postures and movements all oriented to enhancing relaxation, balance and physical function. As an internal and mindfulness practice, Tai Chi and Qi Gong also help the practitioner with focus, stress, anxiety and depression. Evidence is…

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N B A S L P A 2019 Conference and AGM in Fredericton

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 7, 2019 /

A tremendous educational opportunity for healthcare workers, parents, and caregivers is coming to Fredericton this September!

The New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NBASLPA) will be holding their conference and AGM at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton – Lord Beaverbrook Hotel on September 27-28th, 2019.

This educational opportunity includes sessions in both English and French that feature topics of interest for the parents/caregivers and for a variety of healthcare professionals including speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, child psychologists, counsellors, mental health workers, and early childhood intervention specialists.

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2019 Take Back The Night On The Miramichi Event

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 4, 2019 /

The 2019 Take Back The Night on the Miramichi Event will be held on Friday, September 20th, 2019, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Elm Park in Chatham. Take Back The Night Miramichi is a public march organized by the Miramichi Family Violence Prevention Network and Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women. United, they…

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1st Miramichi Traditional Scouting Registration Day

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 29, 2019 /

** NOTE – CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR REGISTRATION DUE TO WEATHER ** 170 Wellington Street, MIramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 1L9 (GoToInsure / Adaptive Office Solutions Building) On Saturday, September 7th, 2019, from 10 am to 1 pm, come out to the playground area of the French Fort Cove for the 1st Miramichi Traditional Scouting Registration…

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Miramichi Hope Café

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 25, 2019 /

Miramichi Hope Café serves free meals to the community every Friday from 12 pm noon to 1 pm, year-round, at Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall in Miramichi. They now serve between 40 to 55 meals each week, and also serve meals on special occasions. As well, “free for the taking” items table are available during the meals. Donations to the Miramichi Hope Café are most welcome. Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall is located at 214 Pleasant Street. Parking is available at the rear of the hall.

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“Spring Into Selfulness” – Rescheduled

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 24, 2019 /

“Another Day By The River With Friends” – “Spring Into Selfulness” will be held on Saturday, June 15th, at the Riverside Entertainment Centre Inc., from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Care and Share Miramichi, invite all the women of the Miramichi to attend.

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4th Annual Butterfly Release Event for the Hospice Miramichi Inc.

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 21, 2019 /

The 4th Annual Butterfly Release Event for the Hospice Miramichi Inc. will be taking place on Sunday, July 21st, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Hospice Miramichi Inc., 14 Howard Street, directly behind the Saint Michael’s the Archangel Basilica Roman Catholic Church in Chatham. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the release is at 12:30 p.m. noon. Tax receipts will not be issued for the Butterfly Purchases. All the proceeds are going to the Day Programs of the Hospice Miramichi Inc. You can pre-order your butterfly for just $20. until Thursday, June 20th, 2019.

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Miramichi Sexual Assault Awareness Walk

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 16, 2019 /

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, from 10am to 12pm noon, come out to the Queen Elizabeth Park in the Town Square in Newcastle (Miramichi West) for the Miramichi Sexual Assault Awareness Month Walk. It will be happening rain or shine! Join the Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women for this event! Bring some noise, bring awareness and there will be signs provided! Also! Be sure to view “What Were You Wearing?” Art Exhibit (weather permitting).

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Nutrition Events for May 2019 at the Douglastown Sobeys

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 12, 2019 /

Douglastown Sobeys along with Sobeys Dietitians are offering a wide selection of Nutrition Events for the month of May! From Healthy Cooking to planning a Wholesome Summer and more!

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Canadian Purple Shield Free Planning Workshop

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 4, 2019 /

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, beginning at 7 pm, come out to the Upper Miramichi Lions Club, located at 6438 Route 8 Highway in Boiestown, New Brunswick for the Canadian Purple Shield Free Planning Workshop. The guest speaker of the evening is Jody MacBeath. There is only limited seating available. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Marilyn Munn by telephone at 1-506-369-9119 or by email at marilynmunn@xplornet.ca.

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