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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)

Dawn to Dusk Food Drive Held October 28, 2015

Bathurst Rotary Club teaming up with Max 104.9 received almost 5000 items valued at $2.00 each which amounts to $10,000 worth of food plus cash donations of  almost $900.

This amount exceeds the 2014 figure.  The items will be distributed among the Bathurst, Petit Rocher, and Allardville food banks.

Thank-you Bathurst and surrounding areas for your generosity and for all the great volunteers there that day including several BHS students.

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2016-2017 World Travel Draw

Hi Folks,

Tickets for the 2016-2017 World Travel Draw will go on sale shortly – only 850 tickets available and tickets are sold to last year’s purchasers first.  If you purchased a ticket last year, you will be contacted shortly by your seller.

A waiting list is available and you can submit your name / number / email address to either: or




Guestspeaker Yvon Godin, NDP Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst

Yvon, NDP MP for the riding of Acadie-Bathurst, prior to his retirement, gave the Bathurst Rotary Club a brief review of his career. At various times in his career as MP, amongst other roles, he was NDP Whip, the NDP Official Languages Critic and the NDP Employment Insurance Critic. Yvon stated that his role in Parliament was to serve his constituents, the residents of the riding of Acadie-Bathurst. His approach seemed to have worked as he was first elected to Parliament in 1997 with 40% of the vote and steadily increased his majority to 69.7% at the most recent election. Yvon was quite proud of one of his most recent political achievements, the salvation of the Montreal to Halifax Via Rail passenger train service. He saw this as the salvation of one of the three pillars of local economic development and sustainability; infrastructure, railway and regional airport.


Yvon Godin shown with Rotary Treasurer Irenée Robichaud

World Travel Draw – April 2015


1st Place – Trip      Varadero            Gordon & Monique Kane                   Seller: Fenton Hickey

2nd Place – $500 Cash                       Cindy & Alan Doucet                           Seller: Don McKay

3rd Place – $244                                 John Ball                                                Seller: John Ball

4th Place- $125 Sedona                   Lise Savoie                                             Seller: Al Cotton

5th Place – $125 Fashion Deck        Deedee Davidson / Evelyn D. Daigle      Seller: Bob Comeau

6th Place – $100 Danny’s                 Emelda Mallet & Denis Chiasson       Seller: Julien Albert

7th Place – $100 Atlantic Host         Betty & Ann Chamberlain                   Seller: Adam Chamberlain

8th Place – $100 Nectar                    Jean Charles Duguay                           Seller: Al Cotton

9th Place – $100 Tower’s                  Georgette Assaff                                   Seller: Keith Assaff

10th Place –$100 Nepisiguit River Co.              Karen Kennah                     Seller: Bob Comeau

11th Place – $50 Chicken King Chinese Palace          Carol Aube                Seller: Bob Comeau

12th Place – $50 Catherine & Co.        Arthur Lee                                         Seller: Al Cotton


Guest Speaker Peter Gummer – Junior Mining Companies


Peter Gummer (geologist), provided information on how Junior Mining companies raise funds:

Peter has been in the mining industry for over 30 years, starting as a geologist moving on to be a promoter for a number of juniors, Claude Resources SK and First Narrows Resources NB. In heading up a junior funding is necessary and the best way to get funding is with OPM (Other People’s Money. This is achieved by a company qualifying to be listed on the Junior exchange and raising money through selling shares. Raising money through shares on the stock markets is very difficult in the mining industry in general is in a down cycle, with both majors and juniors having challenges raising funds. Peter is optimistic for a turnaround in the future, with well-funded and managed companies weathering the storm and doing well …further down the road

Peter Gummer

Shown in photo with Terry Lenihan – Chairperson

Guestspeaker Pat McCarthy – CEO Recycle NB


20141117 Pat McCarthy, CEO Recycle NBDate: 17 November 2013

Shown in Photo:  Vicki White presenting Pat McCarthy with honorary gift

Chairperson: Carmel Hickey

Guest Speaker Pat McCarthy, CEO Recycle NB

Recycle NB, is a province wide agency to manage waste reduction programs for designated materials and provide environmental stewardship for New Brunswick.

Recycle ND currently Manages 3 prime recycling programs:

Tires; since 1996, a $5 million dollar value business, with $1 million diverted from land-fill (98%)

Paint; since 2008-2009, a $1 million dollar value business, 62 tons recovered, recycling through retailers.

Oil and glycol; new initiative Jan 2014, in its infancy

Future areas, Electronic waste and packaging and printed paper

Local municipalities, regional areas conduct their own recycling programs for materials not included in the Recycle NB program. Recycle NB works with the industry encouraging them to implement industry run programs.