Blackville Community Family Wellness Day a Success
On Saturday September 16th, 120 people including children, youth, adults and seniors, came to the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall in Blackville to learn and to celebrate wellness.
The FREE event was organized by the Blackville Mango Health & Wellness Committee and was made possible by a regional wellness grant received from the Province of New Brunswick.
There were many activities for all ages. Lunch was catered by the the ladies of St. Raphael’s CWL. There were 17 booths to visit which was a great way for families to learn about the different services available in our community. Many door prizes, donated by local businesses and wellness groups, were won.
It was wonderful to see so many families, including grandparents, mingling, learning, laughing, eating healthy food and having lots of fun together.
The Blackville Health & Wellness Committee would like to thank everyone that came to the Community Family Wellness Day.
A special thank you to everyone who generously donated a prize: Bernice Moody, Blackville Credit Union, Blackville Home Building Supplies, Blackville Pharmasave, Blackville Taekwondo, Blackville Trio Pizza, Curtis Miramichi River Outfitters, DA Logging, Debbie Muck, Extreme Fitness, Forever In Style (Naomi Curtis), JAC Logging (Allan & Jennifer Furlong), Jagged Edge, Jake Stewart, Lounsbury Automotive (Troy Vickers), Miramichi Chrysler, Towne Ford (Towne Auto Group), Trevor’s Hyundai (Lindsay Jardine) and the Village of Blackville.
Also thank you to the members of Blackville School’s WE Group and youth sports who provided supervision for children, Jeff Keenan and Dana Hogan for helping with signage and barricades. A special thank you to St. Raphael’s Parish for use of their hall.
The group received a lot of good feedback and can’t wait to start planning for next year’s Wellness Day!
Groups and presenters included: Blackville Minor Baseball & Miramichi Panthers, Blackville Women’s Institute, A Family Place, Greater Blackville Resource Centre, Melanie Cripps of the Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission (composting), Gloria Kelly with Young Living essential oils, Blackville Mango Health & Wellness / Public Health, Blackville Girl Guides, Care & Share Healing Program for women with cancer and cancer survivors, Dr. Tiffany Keenan with mindfulness, Blackville Taekwondo, Keray Harris (Taichi), Laurie-Ann Connors with singing bowls, Jennifer Cook with Reiki, and the Blackville Fire Department. There was also bingo and Ian Donovan was on hand with animal balloons, a jumping castle and kids games.
View photos from the event below. Click an image to enlarge.