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


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


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


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 »

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Salisbury Lions Club makes a generous donation to Portage Atlantic


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


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 »

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Portage Atlantic Sydney Community Breakfast


Sydney, Nova Scotia – June 7, 2016. Portage Atlantic hosted a Community Breakfast on on Tuesday, June 7, at the Grand Lake Road Emergency Services Centre. Portage Atlantic staff presented information on programs and services offered to youth at risk from the Atlantic Provinces. A testimonial was given by a Portage Atlantic graduate, who described… Read more »

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Residents help create new positive activity boards


Because a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand, Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centres provides clients with many opportunities to be active and to cultivate new interests, as they learn to build a new healthy lifestyle for themselves. The goal is that when they leave the centre, clients know how to have… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic Sod Turning Ceremony : New fitness centre for youth in drug rehab treatment


Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick, April 26, 2016 – Portage Atlantic, a residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth, was proud to welcome representatives of the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign Committee to the project’s official Sod Turning Ceremony today at the centre at Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick. At Portage, youth in treatment are encouraged to… Read more »

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100 Women Who Care donates $9,200 to Portage Atlantic


December 16, 2015 was a rewarding evening for the Portage Atlantic drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth, which had been nominated by the Kings County chapter of 100 Women Who Care for their quarterly donation. 100 Women Who Care is based on the simple concept of bringing together 100 local women who want to make… Read more »

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Saint John Presbytery of the United Church of Canada supports Portage Atlantic


l churches from across the Saint John Presbytery of the United Church came together on November 1, 2015 to worship as one at the Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John, NB. The loose change offerings from this service were given to the Portage Atlantic drug addiction rehabilitation treatment program for youth at Cassidy Lake…. Read more »