The Oct. 19-25, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– Kraft Mac & Cheese “send noodz” campaign taken off the air
– Is the newest Quality Street flavour a victim of the pandemic?
– Girl Guide cookies in Canada move to online sales for first time
– Facebook bans ads that discourage vaccinations
– Barbie and friend Nikki explain racism to kids on YouTube
– Philadelphia Cream Cheese re-launching Philly Angel campaign
– Onion seeds ad removed from Facebook for being too sexy
– Canada will ban single-use plastic products in 2021
– Ontario man faces pandemic head on by building model railroad
– Halloween is just around the corner!
– And the winner of The Recital by Kimberly Mooney is…
– Win copies of Oakwood Island and Oakwood Island: The Awakening
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

 

Hospice SENB receives unanimous support from all municipalities and LSDs in Albert, Kent and Westmorland Counties

October 8, 2020

News release
For immediate release

Hospice SENB receives unanimous support from all municipalities and LSDs in Albert, Kent and Westmorland Counties

MONCTON, N.B. – After conducting approximately 40 presentations to all municipal and local service district (LSD) councils across Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties, Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) is pleased to announce that all local governments and LSDs have opted to financially support the organization’s Celebration capital campaign. Collectively, municipalities and LSDs from Southeastern New Brunswick will contribute $448,675 to the Hospice SENB capital campaign over the next five years.

“Upon starting the campaign, we felt that we needed to reach out to all municipalities and LSDs to ensure that the whole population would get a sense of ownership of the new hospice,” said Dennis Cochrane, chair of Hospice SENB’s board of directors and co-chair of its Celebration Capital Campaign. “We are building this for the whole population of Southeastern New Brunswick and feel it is necessary to make sure that everyone feels at home there.”

“Hospice SENB is a perfect regional project, the benefits are clear and the regional support is clear as well,” said Daniel Allain, New Brunswick’s new Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform. “We hope we can build on this success story as we look at regional projects throughout New Brunswick!”

“In the beginning, it seemed like a huge task to reach out to everyone,” Mr. Cochrane said. “A small group of dedicated volunteers, led by Chuck Steeves, took on the challenge and met all local government elected officials from Albert, Kent and Westmorland Counties. They responded very well to the proposition and connected with the project. They also liked the fact that every local government was asked to make an equitable contribution on a per-capita basis.”

In recognition for their support, Hospice SENB will erect a plaque with the names of all participating municipalities and local service districts. This plaque will be installed in the lobby of the new hospice. “When people come to our hospice, no matter where they’re from, they will get a sense that they are home,” Mr. Cochrane said.

Hospice SENB is a registered charity, established in 2004, that seeks to promote awareness about life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, provide grief and bereavement services and support for clients and their families, and raise funds to build a residential hospice. Its services are free, confidential and are available to all citizens of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties.

For more information on donating to Hospice SENB or volunteering, please call (506) 383-2404 or visit the Hospice SENB website at www.hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contact:

Dennis Cochrane
Chair, Board of Directors
Hospice SENB
(506) 471-2861
dcochrane@stu.ca

The Oct. 5-18, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– Wild U.S. presidential debate creates surge in online searches for people thinking about moving to Canada
– Happy Thanksgiving!
– Senator Nancy Hartling launches newsletter
– Cream of Wheat changing its packaging to remove imagery reminiscent of servitude
– Storage Wars isn’t just a U.S. reality show – it’s a real thing even here in Canada
– Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice
– Las Vegas school district hackers call bluff and release info
– Amazon moves Prime Day to October, launching the holiday shopping season a month early
– Delete these Android apps immediately
– Village finally figures out why it lost its Internet every day for 18 months
– Halloween is coming!
– Win a copy of The Recital by (my cousin) Kimberly Mooney
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice

Members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club, proud sponsors of Hospice SENB, have donated land worth $200,000 to support the building of the new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice, which will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Hospice SENB Capital Campaign Co-Chair Dennis Cochrane (far left) and Hospice SENB Executive Director Tradina Meadows-Forgeron (second from the right) joined the Lions at the site of the new facility on Pleasant Street in Moncton.
Members of the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club, proud sponsors of Hospice SENB, have donated land worth $200,000 to support the building of the new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice, which will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Hospice SENB Capital Campaign Co-Chair Dennis Cochrane (far left) and Hospice SENB Executive Director Tradina Meadows-Forgeron (second from the right) joined the Lions at the site of the new facility on Pleasant Street in Moncton.

 

NEWS RELEASE

October 1, 2020
For immediate release

Hospice SENB launches public fundraising campaign and breaks ground for new residential hospice

MONCTON, N.B. – Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) is launching a public campaign to raise funds for its new 10-bed bilingual residential hospice that will serve Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. This appeal follows a successful corporate fundraising campaign that saw donations come in from a variety of sectors, says campaign co-chair, Dennis Cochrane.

“We have been fortunate to receive generous donations from all levels of government, private corporations and foundations,” he says. “Now we’re turning to the general public, who will all be able to use this facility free of charge, to help us establish and sustain this important service to our region.”

Hospice SENB invites the general public to donate to the residential hospice online (www.hospicesenb.ca), to drop donations off at its Hospice Shoppe (164 Collishaw Street, Moncton) or mail donations to the administrative offices at 640 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1C 2P3. Donations via credit card will also be accepted by calling (506) 850-4673. Hospice SENB is a registered charity and income tax receipts will be issued.

One of the first donors to the project is the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club. The Lions donated their land at 156 Pleasant Street, Moncton for the new building. Construction has begun and Hospice SENB is planning to have the new residential hospice open by May 1, 2021.

“The Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club feels strongly that there was no better purpose for the land than to offer it for the building of a residential hospice,” says Lions Club Secretary Maurice Dallaire. “That’s why our members, under the guidance of Lion Gordon Hicks, decided to donate the property a few years ago. Since then, the Lions Club building has also been deeded to Hospice SENB; a 10-year lease has been signed back to the Lions Club for our use.”

“On behalf of Hospice SENB, I wish to once again extend our most sincere appreciation to the Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club for providing the land, and even offering their building to the cause,” Mr. Cochrane says. “This collaboration is a shining example of community service at its finest and will serve palliative care patients and loved ones for years to come.”

Established in 2004, Hospice SENB provides free, confidential palliative care and bereavement services across the region to residents of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. Renderings of the new residential hospice and floor plan are available to the public on the Hospice SENB website at www.hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contacts:

Hospice SENB
Dennis Cochrane, Chairman
dcochrane@stu.ca
506-471-2861

Hum-Lew-Sun Lions Club
Lion Maurice Dallaire, Secretary
moedal@nbnet.nb.ca
506-856-5833

The Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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– Outdoor heaters are the latest thing to experience shortages
– Are paper towels the new toilet paper?
– Uncle Ben’s rice brand changes name to Ben’s Original
– Quebec goes for shock in COVID-19 awareness ad campaign
– Canada’s Schitt’s Creek cleans up at Emmys
– Amazon blocks sale of Black Lives Don’t Matter hats
– Think a Halloween mask is just as safe as a regular face mask? Think again!
– Thanksgiving is Monday, Oct. 12 in Canada
– And the winner (of Pierre Battah’s book Humanity at Work) is…
– Win a copy of The Recital by (my cousin) Kimberly Mooney
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