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Learn about Portage Atlantic's fundraising and awareness-building activities, in support of the residential drug rehab treatment centre for youth at Cassidy Lake, in New Brunswick.

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New Brunswick Lions Clubs donate furniture for Cassidy Lake’s library

04-18-2011

Portage Atlantic would like to thank the Barkers Point Northside Lions in Fredericton, the Simonds Lions in Saint John, and the Rexton Lions for helping to make Cassidy Lake’s library a more comfortable and enjoyable place to hang out. The Lions Clubs recently donated three leather chairs, three ottomans, and three floor lamps to the… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic youth make lasting impression on New Brunswick’s Minister of Finance

04-18-2011

February 25th, Cassidy Lake welcomed New Brunswick’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Blaine Higgs, and his Executive Assistant, Mr. Bill Oliver. The Minister attended the boys’ morning meeting, where residents discussed their progress, their feelings, and their challenges and goals for the day. He then met with some of the residents from the girls’ community before… Read more »

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The Portage Atlantic Foundation nears its fundraising goal

04-18-2011

Thanks to the generosity of a great many individuals, businesses, and foundations, the Portage Atlantic Foundation has raised $122,000 towards its 2010-2011 goal of $150,000. We’re almost there! Please help us reach our goal. Every donation, large or small, makes a difference for the youth at Portage. The rehabilitation program at Cassidy Lake helps youth… Read more »

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Potash Corp donation to Portage Atlantic

02-08-2011

Portage Atlantic recently received a $16,000 donation from Potash Corp for boardroom furnishings in the rehabilitation centre’s new main building. Furnishings will be handcrafted by local artisan and woodworker, Brent Rourke (www.shakerboxesnb.com).   In the photo: Brent Rourke, Cabinetmaker; Geordie Gould, Director of Portage Cassidy Lake; March Fracchia, Representative of Potash Corp; Ron Evans, Portage… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic Volunteer Recognition Event

01-18-2011

Volunteers are an integral part of Portage Atlantic. Without the help of local service clubs, businesses, individuals, and a dedicated regional Board of Directors, Portage Atlantic would be a very different organisation – undoubtedly one with fewer successes to share. On Wednesday November 24th, Portage staff and residents came together to say a big “Thank… Read more »

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Accreditation Canada grants unconditional accreditation to Portage

12-21-2010

Montréal, December 21, 2010 – Portage has obtained unconditional accreditation thanks to the substantial collaborative efforts of its Governors and its organisational team members over the past four years. Accreditation recognises Portage for the quality of the services it provides, the abilities of its employees, and the expertise of the organisation. Recognition by Accreditation Canada… Read more »

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A new Senior Mentor Program at Portage Atlantic receives funding from the Government of Canada

11-22-2010

With $50,000 of funding from the Government of Canada’s Skills Link Program, Portage Atlantic has launched a new Senior Mentor Program at the Cassidy Lake substance abuse rehabilitation centre. Through the Senior Mentor Program, five youth who have completed their rehabilitation therapy at Portage will be employed as mentors for new residents at Cassidy Lake… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic Community Breakfast in Quispamsis

10-27-2010

A Portage Atlantic Community Breakfast was held on October 5th in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Over 50 people from the Kennebecasis Valley region were in attendance, including representatives from regional health providers, schools, youth groups, as well as from the RCMP, the provincial government, the local police force, and other interested parties. Portage Atlantic Director Geordie… Read more »

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Future Focus Foundation’s “Stride for Success” charity relay raises funds for Portage Atlantic

07-15-2010

On Sunday July 11th, teams from Portage Atlantic, T4G and The Girls Bra Shop came together to take part in Future Focus Foundation’s “Stride for Success” charity relay, which raised $4,000 for Portage Atlantic’s Recovery Trail project. Future Focus Foundation is the charitable organisation founded by technology company T4G Limited. With their help, Portage is… Read more »

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T4G’s Future Focus Foundation and Portage Atlantic recruiting teams for Stride for Success

06-10-2010

Future Focus Foundation, the charitable organisation founded by technology company T4G Limited is raising money for Portage Atlantic’s Recovery Trail Project by seeking relay teams from New Brunswick corporations to participate in the “Stride for Success” charity relay. All money raised from Future Focus’ Stride for Success will go towards the Portage Atlantic Recovery Trail… Read more »