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Rotary 2015 Dinner & A Movie For A Year draw tickets now available

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It’s time again for the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club’s fourth annual Dinner & A Movie For A Year draw! Two grand prizes will be awarded consisting of 12 Cineplex movie passes for two and 12 $50 gift certificates/cards to popular Greater Moncton restaurants — one for every month for an entire year! The prize packages are worth nearly $800 each!

Tickets are $10 each or $25 for three and are available from any member of the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club – including me! Please email me if you’d like to purchase a ticket. All proceeds go toward Rotary charities, including Food Depot Alimentaire. The draw date is Tuesday, Aug. 25.

I sold one of the winning tickets last year! My good friend Anne Keiver walked away with 12 movie passes for two and $600 in restaurant gift certificates! Will lightning strike twice? Will I sell a winning ticket again? Let’s hope so!

I can deliver your ticket(s) or we can do everything online – which is how most people do it now. Just transfer your payment to me electronically and I’ll scan your ticket stubs and email them to you. Don’t worry, though, we can still do everything the old-fashioned way, too!

Thanks for your support!

2015 edition of Crossroads 250 Relay event accepting registrations


The popular Crossroads 250 Relay held for the past three years has launched its 2015 registration for all those who wish to make a difference for Moncton’s Crossroads for Women and the renovations to their new shelter.

Now in its fourth year, the event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Place 1604 in Dieppe. Funds raised will go toward Crossroads’ New Shelter, New Start campaign. This year, the organizing committee hopes to raise $78,000. This event gathers runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels.

Andrée Savoie, co-chair of the Crossroads 250 Relay, explains the community spirit which prevails throughout the day. “We see co-workers, family members and friends lace up their sneakers, move, laugh and unwind for a good cause. Year after year, we are amazed by the generosity and the enthusiasm of the community,” she says.

Crossroads 250 Relay includes three competition events: the Corporate Relay, the Engagement Relay and the Kids’ Run. “This year, we added the Engagement Relay which allows family members and friends to form a team and run or walk. Like the Corporate Relay, the teams must include five members to run a 10-kilometre route. We are bringing back the popular Kids’ Run for little ones aged between 0 and 12 years old,” says Joanne St-Pierre, the other co-chair of the Crossroads 250 Relay.

Sept 14 2014 - Crossroads 250
Members of the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club’s Crossroads 250 Relay team are pictured at last year’s event held on Sept. 14, 2014.

The organizing committee will hand out trophies as recognition awards for the fastest team, the team with the best spirit and the team who raises the most funds. Door prizes will also be drawn during the event.

Registration is online at All details concerning the event and online donations are also available on the website. Crossroads 250 Relay organizers invite those who would like to volunteer at the event to contact them, as well.

Crossroads 250 Relay wishes to thank its main partner, Manulife Financial, for their continued support of this event.

Crossroads 250 Relay was created in 2011 with the goal of raising $250,000 toward renovations for a new transition house for Crossroads for Women. The organizing committee hopes to reach the goal during this year’s event.

Crossroads for Women’s mission is to shelter women and their children living with family violence, ensure their physical safety and provide them with support that will help them break the cycle of violence.

For more information, contact Andrée Savoie at 506-857-1909 or

Sunrise Rotary Club donates $6,700+ to Boys and Girls Club of Moncton

June 2 2015 - Moncton Boys and Girls Club
The Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club recently donated $6,711.85 to the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton. The funds were raised during 50/50 draws held at Greater Moncton venues during this year’s Hubcap Comedy Festival. This was the Rotary Club’s third year fundraising for the Boys and Girls Club during the festival. In the photo, left to right: Brandon Richard, Ashton Arsenault, Faith Perry and Rebecca Campbell of the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton; and Candice Wood and Mathieu Maillet of the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club. (Photo by Brian Cormier)

Very proud of the hard work done by the members of my Rotary Club and our friends who helped raise more than $6,700 for the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton through 50/50 ticket sales held at venues throughout Greater Moncton during the 2015 Hubcap Comedy Festival. Thanks to all those who purchased tickets for their generosity!

March 11: Phenomenal Woman event being held in Riverview

BPW logoTo celebrate International Women’s Day, the Business and Professional Women of Greater Moncton (BPW), in collaboration with the NB Association of CBDCs’ Women in Business, will host the seventh annual Phenomenal Woman Award celebration on Wednesday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cocoa Room, 391 Coverdale Rd., Riverview.

This year’s keynote speaker is a successful entrepreneur herself. Lisa Williams of UNICARE Home Health Care will deliver her inspirational story as part of the celebration to more than 100 guests from Greater Moncton’s business community, economic development organizations and government agencies.

The Phenomenal Woman Award recognizes a woman entrepreneur from Southeastern New Brunswick whose outstanding accomplishments in her business and personal endeavours have contributed to the well-being of the residents of the region, as well as to the economic welfare of her own community. The 2015 recipient of the award will be revealed during the celebration.

Tickets for the Phenomenal Woman Award event can be purchased for $40 at Read’s, 985 Main St., Moncton, or by email at

Bricor Communications is proud to be a partner of this event and will be donating $1,000 of in-kind services to the award recipient.

Food Depot launches 30 Days of Community Caring Campaign for 2014 holiday season

fooddepotToday, Food Depot Alimentaire announced the support of several groups and organizations in conjunction with their annual 30 Days of Community Caring Campaign which kicked off today and ends on Dec. 20.

Over the next 30 days, a number of activities will take place in the community with the shared goal of raising food and funds in support of the Christmas box program along with sustaining FDA operations throughout the winter months.

Christmas and the cold winter months create additional costs to low-income families who must turn to food banks for assistance in helping them juggle this financial burden. In past years, FDA would be approached by various organizations on an individual basis to provide assistance. These individual offers of support are now joined together under one huge effort known as the 30 Days of Community Caring Campaign.

“The response by the community over the next month really allows us to sustain our operation through the dreary winter months and into spring,” said Dale Hicks, president of Food Depot’s board of directors. “Without this combined effort many food bank shelves would be empty by early January.”

The 2013 campaign saw the community donate 4,800 turkeys, fill and deliver 1,750 Christmas food boxes, collect 15,000 pounds of food and raise $20,000. “The total in terms of a dollar value exceeded $300,000,” said Mr. Hicks. “It is a significant response and a testimony to the generosity of the community we live in”.

For more information on the campaign, visit or call 506-383-4281.

The photos below show just a few of the many organizations and individuals who showed up to pledge their support at today’s event.