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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.

Père et Mère Noël Chez Portage

The Annual District N-1 Lions Clubs Christmas Event

12-16-2016

December 4, 2016, Cassidy Lake – Members from the various NB and PEI Lions clubs, guests, family members and staff gathered for an afternoon of Christmas joy with the Portage youth. Everyone welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus who, with the help of the cheerful elves, presented gifts to each of the Portage youth. The adolescents,… Read more »

Silverados donates to Portage Atlantic

Silverados donate to Portage

12-08-2016

Kings County Record   Youth at the Portage Atlantic Centre will soon make use of the new Lewis Fitness Centre, thanks in part to the Sussex Silverado Club members, who have once again supported the project with a generous financial donation.   Read article…   Photo credit: Kings County Record

Portage Atlantic - Grant recipient - Sussex 2016

Portage Atlantic is a 2016 Sussex Area Community Foundation Grant Recipient

11-18-2016

Portage Atlantic is grateful to be one of this year’s Sussex Area Community Foundation grant recipients. Cassidy Lake Program Manager Katrina Schwetz attended the Foundation’s grant night event on behalf of Portage Atlantic on October 26, 2016. Money from the grant will be put towards the purchase of school supplies for the residents who are… Read more »

Portage Atlantic - Fredericton Recovery Day

Portage Atlantic at Fredericton Recovery Day

10-22-2016

On September 16, 2016, dozens gathered outside Fredericton City Hall for Recovery Day 2016, sharing stories about addiction and recovery and encouraging one another to continue their efforts. Fredericton Deputy Mayor, Kate Rogers, kicked off the event by reading the Recovery Day Proclamation. Portage Atlantic, in partnership with Bridges of Canada and the Fredericton Community… Read more »

Fête de la reconnaissance été

Portage Atlantic recognises 26 graduates and celebrates 20 years of helping Atlantic Canadian youth overcome drug addiction

10-12-2016

Cassidy Lake, NB, October 2, 2016 – Portage Atlantic hosted its twentieth Annual Recognition Ceremony today with over 350 guests in attendance at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake.  26 youth were recognised for either completing the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or for having maintained a positive… Read more »

Fête de la reconnaissance été

Portage Atlantic recognises 26 graduates and celebrates 20 years of helping Atlantic Canadian youth overcome drug addiction

10-02-2016

Cassidy Lake, NB, October 2, 2016 – Portage Atlantic hosted its twentieth Annual Recognition Ceremony today with over 350 guests in attendance at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake. 28 youth were recognised for either completing the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or for having maintained a positive… Read more »

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Former addict credits program for incredible turnaround

08-02-2016

Times & Transcript Life is good for Jeremie Vautour since graduating from the Portage Atlantic centre, which treats young people dependent on drugs and alcohol. After a dark period in his life, Vautour is sober, has a job he loves, a girlfriend and his greatest supporter Breanne Richard, and his own home. Vautour is telling… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic brings its awareness-building community breakfast series to Nova Scotia

07-13-2016

At the beginning of June, Portage Atlantic hosted community breakfasts in Sydney and Truro, Nova Scotia. An engaged and diverse group of community members came out for each of the events to discuss the topic of substance abuse among youth and to learn more about Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation program at Cassidy Lake. Attendees appreciated… Read more »

Club Lion donates to Portage Atlantic

Salisbury Lions Club makes a generous donation to Portage Atlantic

06-16-2016

Portage Altantic is grateful for for the recent $2,500 donation and for the long-time support of the Salisbury Lions Club, helping the youth in drug addiction rehabilitation treatment to take back control of their lives. Photo: Left to right are King Lion Ross Alexander; King Lion-elect Dwight Mann; Carol Tracey, Director of Development, Portage Atlantic;… Read more »

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McKesson Foundation donation purchases new bikes for the youth in treatment at Portage Atlantic

06-14-2016

Thanks to a very generous donation of $7,900 (US) from long-time supporters, the McKesson Foundation, the youth in treatment at Portage Atlantic’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre eagerly welcomed ten new Rocky Mountain bicycles and new helmets from Outdoor Elements in Sussex this spring. They have been enjoying the new bikes on the centre’s Recovery Trail… Read more »