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NEWS RELEASE: Campaign launched in Southeast New Brunswick for Ukrainian families fleeing war

Fundraising campaign launch for Ukrainian families relocating to Greater Moncton - April 13, 2022

I am pleased and honoured to be part of the campaign cabinet for the initiative announced yesterday to raise funds for Ukrainian families relocating to the Greater Moncton area after fleeing the Russian invasion of their country. For donation information, please check out the news release below and check out these resources:

Campaign information booklet (PDF)
Pledge form (PDF)

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For immediate Release
April 13, 2022

Campaign launched in Southeast New Brunswick for Ukrainian families fleeing war

Moncton, N.B. — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton in collaboration with BrainWorks Marketing and United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick officially launched a major community initiative to support Ukrainian families during a press conference at Moncton City Hall this afternoon.

After two years of absence, “Greater Moncton Gives Back” returns under the Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick Give Back banner. The goal of the campaign is to raise a minimum of $1 million in funds to support resettlement of Ukrainian families who will arrive in the next few months in Southeast New Brunswick.

Ukrainians fleeing war will be coming to Canada, mainly women, children and the elderly. Hundreds of them will be coming to Southeast New Brunswick in the coming weeks and months and some have already arrived over the past few weeks. The funds will be used to help newcomers in many ways – housing, food, transportation, clothing, education, medical and other resettlement and living costs

“Heartfelt appreciation to all those supporting Ukrainians with such wonderful HOPE. Canada symbolized freedom and opportunity to our parents and we pray for Ukraine’s right for freedom. Slava Ukraini!” said Danica Lahanky Carroll and Gordon Lahanky, Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs.

The fundraising effort will be led by a Campaign Cabinet co-chaired by Tracy Clinch and Luigi Rocca who have assembled a team of over 30 volunteer cabinet members who will each reach out to their contacts in the community. A broader community focused campaign will be announced in about 10 days time.

One hundred percent of the funds raised will go towards these campaign goals as the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick is waiving any administration fees. – and BrainWorks and CCGM will also waive all fees and production costs associated with their involvement in the campaign. Funds raised will be used by frontline agencies who will be coordinating support to the Ukrainian families such as MAGMA and others.

“The situation in Ukraine has delivered a daily shock to those of us who live safely here in Atlantic Canada. The needs will be great for the hundreds of Ukrainian families fleeing war to find a safe, new life here in southeast New Brunswick,” said John Wishart, CEO of the Chamber. “As a Chamber of Commerce, we feel it is important that our business community steps up to meet those needs and provide a better life for our Ukrainian newcomers.”

“Surely it is our duty, our responsibility and our deep privilege to help others whenever and however we can. This is our individual and collective calling,” said David Hawkins, Founding Partner at BrainWorks.

Myla Muntyan, president of the Ukrainian Club of Moncton, says the campaign will be vital to welcome Ukrainians coming to Southeast New Brunswick.

“4.5 million Ukrainians have already left their homeland in search of safety. Let’s welcome those who choose New Brunswick to be their new home. Let’s help them during the darkest times to get on their feet so they can stay here and become a part of our community.”

The business community and the community at large are encouraged to give generously and to share information about the campaign with their friends and family.

Details on how to donate can be found here: www.ukrainesenb.ca. More information can also be obtained by contacting the Chamber of Commerce office at (506) 857-2883 or via email at info@ccgm.ca

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For more information:

John Wishart
CEO
Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton
(506) 856-4000
jwishart@ccgm.ca

David Hawkins
Founding Partner
BrainWorks Marketing
(506) 850-1651
david@BrainWorksmarketing.ca

Danny Bazin
Brand Expressionist
BrainWorks Marketing
(506) 232-5584
danny@brainworksmarketing.ca

NEWS RELEASE: Encourage campaign sends out 146 greeting cards in first month, exceeding expectations

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Encourage campaign sends out 146 greeting cards in first month, exceeding expectations

April 13, 2022

SCOUDOUC, N.B. – A four-month campaign to send out positive messages to residents has far exceeded expectations in its first 30 days. The Encourage campaign began March 1 and runs until June 30. An initiative of Milco Warehousing and Logistics, Pallet Depot and Modu-Loc Fence Rentals Maritimes – all located in the Scoudouc Industrial Park near Moncton, the campaign hoped to see 100 requests fulfilled in the campaign. In fact, there were 146 cards sent out in March alone.

“We’re thrilled to see so much interest in the Encourage campaign,” says Tyson Milner, owner of the three companies. “The local community has embraced the concept. Cards have been sent across the country. The feedback we’ve received has been extremely positive. We’re heard back from many recipients who were surprised and touched to receive a card. In turn, they’ve sent in requests to return the favour and requested some of their own!”

The cards are intended for anyone who would appreciate a happy message, be they health-care workers, teachers, students, seniors, retail or restaurant workers, delivery drivers or anyone else, including family, friends and neighbours.

The message inside each card reads, “Someone who thinks very highly of you wanted us to send you this ray of sunshine to brighten your day! We hope it brings a smile to your face!” The cover of the card shows a smiling sun graphic accompanied by the words “Hi! Bonjour!” The cards are printed in both official languages.

Each month during the campaign, recipients will be eligible for an extra bonus of a gift card from a local business. For cards sent between March 1-31, the three recipients of $100 gift cards to Dolma Food in Moncton are Tara Stirrat of Moncton, Colette LeBlanc of Dieppe, and Liudmyla Muntyan of Moncton. Recipients of cards sent from April 1-30 will be eligible for gift cards from CoPain Artisan Bread Company in Moncton.

There is no cost to have a card sent. Any names and addresses collected during the campaign will not be used for any purpose other than sending the card and for any related monthly prize draws. No one will be contacted for any other purpose than to receive an Encourage greeting card or to be notified if they win a gift card. Recipients’ data will not be kept after the end of the campaign.

Cards will be forwarded to anywhere in Canada, however only residents of Southeastern New Brunswick are eligible for the gift card draws because these come from local companies.

Requests for cards may be sent via email to encourage@milco.ca. Requests must include the name and full mailing address of the person who will receive the card, including the postal code.

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Media inquiries:

Brian Cormier
506-874-8725
brian@briancormier.com

Southeastern New Brunswick companies want to cheer up those who need encouragement during these difficult times

NEWS RELEASE

February 28, 2022
For immediate release

Southeastern New Brunswick companies want to cheer up those who need encouragement during these difficult times

SCOUDOUC, N.B. – Between now and June 30, Milco Warehousing and Logistics, Pallet Depot and Modu-Loc Fence Rentals Maritimes – all located in the Scoudouc Industrial Park near Moncton – are sponsoring a campaign called Encourage which will see individuals receive greeting cards containing an uplifting message.

Tyson Milner, owner of the three companies, says this corporate initiative is intended to brighten the day of people who could use some encouragement. “People need cheering up,” Mr. Milner says. “We’re all looking forward to spring, which is a time for longer days and smiles.”

The cards are intended for anyone who would appreciate a happy message, be they health-care workers, teachers, students, seniors, retail or restaurant workers, delivery drivers or anyone else, including family, friends and neighbours.

The message inside each card reads, “Someone who thinks very highly of you wanted us to send you this ray of sunshine to brighten your day! We hope it brings a smile to your face!” The cover of the card shows a smiling sun graphic accompanied by the words “Hi! Bonjour!” The cards will be printed in both official languages.

Each month during the campaign, three Encourage campaign recipients will win a gift card redeemable at a local business. Different businesses will be chosen monthly.

There is no cost to have a card sent. Any names and addresses collected during the campaign will not be used for any purpose other than sending the card and for any related monthly prize draws. No one will be contacted for any other purpose than to receive an Encourage greeting card or to be notified if they win a gift card. Recipients’ data will not be kept after the end of the campaign.

Cards will be forwarded to anywhere in Canada, however only residents of Southeastern New Brunswick are eligible for the gift card draws because these come from local companies. The first monthly draw will be for gift cards to Dolma Food located on St. George Street in Moncton.

Requests for cards may be sent via email to encourage@milco.ca. Requests must include the name and full mailing address of the person who will receive the card, including the postal code.

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Media inquiries:

Brian Cormier
506-874-8725
brian@briancormier.com

Des entreprises du Sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick veulent remonter le moral de ceux qui ont besoin d’encouragement en ces temps difficiles

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Le 28 février 2022
Pour publication immédiate

Des entreprises du Sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick veulent remonter le moral de ceux qui ont besoin d’encouragement en ces temps difficiles

SCOUDOUC, N.-B. – D’ici le 30 juin, Milco Warehousing and Logistics, Pallet Depot et Modu-Loc Fence Rentals Maritimes – toutes situées dans le Parc industriel de Scoudouc près de Moncton – parrainent une campagne appelée Encourage, qui permettra à des gens de recevoir des cartes de souhaits contenant un message réjouissant.

Tyson Milner, propriétaire des trois entreprises, dit que cette initiative d’entreprise est destinée à égayer la journée des personnes qui pourraient bénéficier d’encouragements. « Les gens ont besoin qu’on leur remonte le moral », de dire M. Milner. « Nous attendons tous le printemps, qui est le temps des journées plus longues et des sourires. »

Les cartes sont destinées à tous ceux qui apprécieraient un message joyeux, qu’il s’agisse de travailleurs de la santé, d’enseignants, d’étudiants, de personnes âgées, de travailleurs de la vente au détail ou de la restauration, de chauffeurs-livreurs ou de toute autre personne, y compris la famille, les amis et les voisins.

Le message à l’intérieur de chaque carte se lit : « Quelqu’un qui vous estime beaucoup désirait que nous vous envoyions ce rayon de soleil pour embellir votre journée! Nous espérons qu’il vous apportera un sourire! » La couverture de la carte montre un graphique de soleil souriant accompagné des mots : « Hi! Bonjour! » Les cartes seront imprimées dans les deux langues officielles.

Chaque mois pendant la campagne, trois bénéficiaires de la campagne Encourage gagneront une carte-cadeau échangeable dans une entreprise locale. Différentes entreprises seront choisies mensuellement.

Il n’y a pas de frais pour l’envoi d’une carte. Tous les noms et adresses recueillis pendant la campagne ne seront pas utilisés à d’autres fins que l’envoi de la carte et pour tout tirage au sort mensuel. Personne ne sera contactée à d’autres fins que de recevoir une carte de souhaits Encourage ou d’être avisée si elle gagne une carte-cadeau. Les données des destinataires ne seront pas conservées après la fin de la campagne.

Les cartes seront envoyées partout au Canada, toutefois seuls les résidents du Sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick sont admissibles aux tirages de cartes-cadeaux parce qu’elles viennent d’entreprises locales. Le premier tirage mensuel sera pour des cartes-cadeaux à Dolma Food, situé sur la rue St. George à Moncton.

Les demandes de cartes peuvent être envoyées par courriel à encourage@milco.ca. Les demandes doivent inclure le nom et l’adresse postale complète de la personne qui recevra la carte, y compris le code postal.

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Demandes des médias :

Brian Cormier
506-874-8725
brian@briancormier.com

 

Official opening of Southeast New Brunswick’s first residential hospice

NEWS RELEASE

August 19, 2021
For immediate release

Official opening of Southeast New Brunswick’s first residential hospice

MONCTON, N.B. – The first residential hospice serving Southeast New Brunswick officially opened today. Guests and dignitaries attending included the Honourable Daniel Allain, Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform and MLA for Moncton East, Hospice SENB Campaign Chair Julie McKenna and many others.

Located on Pleasant Street in Moncton, the new Maison Albert House residential hospice is a 10-bed facility with four family rooms, a commercial kitchen and various common areas. It is fully staffed with nursing and support care staff who will be assisted by trained volunteers.

Designed for the needs of those in palliative care who are facing the end of their life’s journey, the new residential facility will provide around-the-clock services free of charge to any citizen of Albert, Kent or Westmorland counties. All residents who are admitted to Maison Albert House will be referred by the New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program, in consultation with their doctor.

“When people are faced with end-of-life care, there needs to be a setting where family, friends and even their pets can be at their side,” said the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, MP for Moncton Dieppe Riverview, who could not attend but sent her regards. “The opening of this beautiful hospice residence at long last gives people of this area a better chance of living out their last days with dignity.”

“Palliative care is an important part of our overall health-care system,” said Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain. “Maison Albert House plays a vital role when it comes to providing support and care to individuals at the end of their lives and to their families, and we are proud to have such a wonderful facility operating right here in Moncton.”

The grand opening of the facility was hosted by Hospice SENB’s past president of the board, Dennis Cochrane. “This is a new era for our organization and a great step in enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of this region,” he said. “We’re the largest and the fastest growing region in the province but didn’t have a residential hospice to serve our citizens. Now, we have a state-of-the-art facility that is a model for palliative care and has been built to serve Southeast New Brunswick for generations to come.”

Hospice SENB’s new board chair, Irenée (Rene) Bourque, agreed that the new facility is a needed and welcome asset to the region. “There are only 13 palliative beds in the two major hospitals that serve our area, and our 10 beds will help alleviate the pressure on those hospitals because of the demand for those rooms,” he said. “It is also more cost-efficient because a hospice room is typically much less expensive than a hospital room and provides a more accessible, quiet and comfortable setting for both the resident and their loved ones. Our rooms are spacious, and we have ample common areas and amenities for family and friends. We’ll even be pet-friendly!”

The new facility is named after Albert Arsenault, the father of one of Hospice SENB’s major donors, Denis Arsenault.

Albert Arsenault was born in Inkerman, N.B., the youngest of 16 children. He began his career in construction as a teenager and, by 1960, had moved to Moncton and started his own business building homes, which he did until 1980 when the economy took a downturn. After a brief stint out west, he returned and eventually continued his career working with his son Denis, who inherited his father’s strong work ethic and business acumen. Today, Mr. Arsenault is enjoying his retirement years in the Moncton area and is honoured to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of Southeast New Brunswick – along with Denis – through their generous donation to Hospice SENB and Maison Albert House.

Fast facts about Maison Albert House:

Address: 156 Pleasant Street, Moncton, NB

Size: 12,300 square feet (1,143 square metres)

Rooms: • 10 resident rooms, 4 family rooms, sunroom, dining room, community kitchen, commercial kitchen, sun porch, meditation room, nurse/doctor/consultation rooms, medication room, spa/bathing room, family lounge, laundry and staff rooms

Staff: 12 full-time and nine (9) part-time

Hospice SENB is a registered charity established in 2004. It promotes awareness on life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, provides grief and bereavement services and support for clients and their families, and operates a residential hospice in Moncton. Hospice SENB services are free, confidential and are available to anyone living in 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 hospicesenb.ca.

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Media contact:

Marisa Piccini
Director, Donor Development
Hospice SENB
(506) 688-6012
marisa@hospicesenb.ca