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BHS Vocal Ensemble win Rotary Bursary

BHS Vocal Ensemble won the Rotary bursary at the Bathurst Music Festival

Music Festival

Members of the BHS Vocal Ensemble from left to right:
Kaylee Gauthier; Miranda McKay; Tanya Dorkhom; Amber Belanger; Amanda
Godin; Elizabeth Borgela; Tristan Melanson; Eric Borgela; Thomas
Melanson; Noémie-Soleil Cormier; Jeff MacQuarrie (director)

Guest Speaker Penny Anderson – Coronation Park Committee

Speaker: Penny Anderson, President Coronation Park Committee

  • Penny provided a brief update on previous park initiatives
  • In 2014 the Glen Group developed a longer term vision for the park’s development
  • The next phase for development is a “Tot lot”, Penny was asking Rotary for financial help to implement the “Tot lot” project over the next few years


2016 Paul Harris Fellowship Dinner

Rotary Club to honour three community leaders

Paul Harris Dinner set for May 25 at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club

The Bathurst Rotary Club will be honouring three community leaders with the service club’s highest honour, a Paul Harris Fellowship, at a special ceremony and dinner on Wednesday, May 25 at Gowan Brae Golf and Country in Bathurst, N.B.

Mr. Rene Legacy, Mrs. Gail McLellan and Mrs. Cindy Doucet have all been chosen to be recognized for their community service.

In addition to being made Paul Harris Fellows, a donation of $1,000 (U.S.) will be made in each recipient’s name to the Rotary Foundation, for a total of $3,000 (U.S.).

This year’s guest speaker will be The Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

Established in 1957, a Paul Harris Fellowship, named for the founder of Rotary International, honours individuals who have made substantial contributions to humanitarian and educational causes while being leaders in community service.

Founded in 1905 the Rotary Club has grown to become the largest service club in the world.  This year’s Paul Harris Honourees will be joining distinguished ranks.  Mother Theresa, Prince Philip, Ronald Reagan and Clint Eastwood are among those who have also received the honor.  Closer to home, Mr. Cletus Doucet, Mr. Emile Babineau and Mrs. Carmel Hickey were all honoured by the Bathurst rotary Club in 2015.

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. Made up of more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas throughout the world, its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.

In addition to supporting Rotary projects throughout the world, the Rotary Club of Bathurst has been instrumental in developing the all-access City of Bathurst Rotary Children’s Playground in Coronation Park, purchased the Rotary Venture Van, developed the Bathurst Volunteer Centre, and provided funds to help purchase a wheelchair ramp and an elevator for the Bathurst Aquatic Centre and an elevator for Holy Family Church.  Proud supporters of the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation and the B. E. S. T. group, the Bathurst Rotary Club also contributes to safe grad at Bathurst High School, provides scholarships for students at BHS and École Secondaire Nepisiguit, sends a local student to the nation’s capital each year as part of the Adventures in Citizenship program, supports the Bathurst Area School Milk Fund, local school playgrounds and school libraries.

Peter Assaff

Brunswick News Inc.

World Travel Draw April 2016

1st Prize  – Puerta Plata  – André Roy  – Sold by: Greg Ireland

2nd Prize – $500 – Cindy Kennah  – Sold by:  Loftus Benjamin

3rd Prize – $244 –Rod & Manon Dunn – Sold by:  Sharon Jagoe

4th Prize – $125 Sedona Gift Certificate – Serge Lebreton – Sold by: Sue Stever

5th Prize – $125 Fashion Deck Cert – Denis & Sylvie Guitard – Sold by: Wendi Colton

6th Prize – $100 Danny’s Gift Certificate – Monica & Gordon Dixon – Sold by:  Fenton Hickey

7th Prize – $100 Atlantic Host Certificate –Debra Oliver  – Sold by:  Ian Oliver

8th Prize – $100 Nectar Certificate – Louise Blanchard Lavigne  – Sold by: Carl Kenny

9th Prize – $100 Tower’s Gift Certificate –Melissa Pitre – Sold by: Al Cotton

10th Prize – $100 Nepisiguit River Company – Diane Holt – Sold by: Greg Ireland

11th Prize – $50 Chicken King- Flora McLean – Sold by: Paul Lacroix

12th Prize – $50 Catherine & Co. – Sharon McKinnon – Sold by:  Rita McGraw

Guest Speaker – Kelly Gauvin – Nicaragua

Guest Speaker: Kelly Gauvin, Grade 11 student at ESN

Topic: Volunteer aide Trip to Nicaragua to build a school, (either finish a previous school building project or start a new one).  Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest nation in the western hemisphere after Haiti with low levels of literacy and lack of schools.

Aide groups are coordinating the efforts of student groups and provide funding for school construction materials and teachers once the school is built.  17 students to go, cost is $4000 per student, each student to pay half of this amount.  Kelly has raised money through several initiatives, e.g. garage sale & BBQ, running a canteen, bingo, car wash.


Guestspeaker Kelly Gauvin shown with Rotarian Adam Chamberlain

Guestspeaker – Carl Duivenvoorden

Guest Speaker: Carl Duivenvoorden, Speaker, Writer, Sustainability Consultant

He discussed the exponential growth of carbon use (coal, oil gas) not being sustainable

Continuing Concerns about not addressing the global warming issues, third world companies wishing to catch up, Trans-Canada pipeline not an answer

The big powers (China, US) conceptually on the same page on Global warming, the state of Texas generates over 50% of its power with wind turbines, Stanford University has done studies showing that wind solar and hydro power can replace fossil fuels in the near futureIMG_3256

Shown in Photo – Rotarian Gerry Legere, Carl Duivenvoorden, and Rotarian Jason Moffatt

World Travel Draw Winners March 2016

Rotary World Travel Draw Winners – March 2016


1st Prize  – Punta Cana  – Dennis Lavigne  – Sold by: Adam Chamberlain

2nd Prize – $500 – Lloyd Boudreau  – Sold by:  Al Cotton

3rd Prize – $244 –Jean Guignard – Sold by:  Meredith Caissie

4th Prize – $125 Sedona Gift Certificate – Tim & Jeannine Scott – Sold by: Fenton Hickey

5th Prize – $125 Fashion Deck Cert – John Robbins – Sold by: Al Cotton

6th Prize – $100 Danny’s Gift Certificate – Gerald Pettigrew – Sold by:  Bob Comeau

7th Prize – $100 Atlantic Host Certificate – Colleen Gauthier  – Sold by:  Al Cotton

8th Prize – $100 Nectar Certificate – Evelyn Doucet/Deedee Davidson  – Sold by: Bob Comeau

9th Prize – $100 Tower’s Gift Certificate – Sylvie Bernatchez / Daniel Roy – Sold by: Fenton Hickey

10th Prize – $100 Nepisiguit River Company – Bernie / Stacey Kenny – Sold by: Vicki White

11th Prize – $50 Chicken King- Tanya Comeau – Sold by: Silvana Bosca

12th Prize – $50 Catherine & Co. – Thomas Young – Sold by:  Wendi Colton