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Bathurst Rotary Club helps Coronation Park

coronation parkScott Ferguson, President of the Bathurst Coronation Park Committee, receives the final installment of a pledged $75,000 donation from Peter Assaff, President of The Rotary Club of Bathurst.

The funds were for building the Tot Lot, pictured here, in Coronation Park.

Photo and text provided by Ron Toivanen.

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