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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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Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health awards grant to Portage Atlantic

10-14-2011

The goal of the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health grants is to improve the quality of life for people living with mental illness by raising awareness and by helping organisations that provide mental health services to people in need. People who suffer from substance abuse issues may also suffer from mental health problems, which… Read more »

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Cassidy Lake will have its own fitness centre

10-14-2011

Healthy bodies help nurture healthy minds and a healthy lifestyle, which is what Portage Atlantic is trying to cultivate in the residents seeking substance abuse rehabilitation therapy at Cassidy Lake. The late Dr. William Lewis, a Champion Donor of Portage Atlantic’s “Making Miracles Happen” capital campaign for the construction of the new centre at Cassidy… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic Recognition Ceremony 2011

09-27-2011

Portage Atlantic hosted its fifteenth Annual “Recognition Day” on Sunday, September 25th, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Hampton High School. Recognition Day has special meaning to youth and families who have been supported by the Portage program at Cassidy Lake.  At this year’s ceremony, 42 youth from across Canada were recognised for having completed various… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic’s “Magnificent Maples”

08-10-2011

The Portage Atlantic Recovery Trail Project involves extending and enhancing Cassidy Lake’s existing 3.8 km path to include wheelchair accessibility and to provide safe and picturesque routes for walking, running, biking, and snowshoeing. Supporters of the Stride for Success Relay for the Recovery Trail have been outstanding; two of which are recognised as the first… Read more »

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Stride for Success Charity Relay 2011 for Portage Atlantic’s Recovery Trail Project

08-03-2011

This year’s Stride for Success Charity Relay, put on by T4G’s Future Focus Foundation to raise money for the Portage Atlantic Recovery Trail Project, was a resounding success. In its second of three years, the relay has helped raise just over $40,000 in cash donations, pledges, and gifts in kind to develop Cassidy Lake’s 165… Read more »

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Potash Corporation comes through once again for Portage Atlantic

07-04-2011

Representatives from Potash Corporation, a generous supporter of Portage Atlantic, recently visited the Cassidy Lake drug treatment centre to take a look at the new boardroom furnishings that they had financed with a $16,000 donation to Portage. They also took a tour of the new facility and met with staff members and youth. The boardroom… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic’s Annual Campaign 2010-2011, a great success!

07-01-2011

Thanks to the efforts of Portage Atlantic’s annual campaign committee and the generosity of our donors and volunteers, we have reached our 2010-2011 annual campaign goal of $150,000, which will have a very meaningful and tangible impact on the youth seeking treatment at Portage Atlantic’s rehabilitation centre at Cassidy Lake. Funds were raised for three… Read more »

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Extraordinary community support for Portage Atlantic

07-01-2011

Portage Atlantic and the youth seeking treatment at the rehabilitation centre at Cassidy Lake are very appreciative of the generous support received from the community. Here are some highlights of recent community involvement: Potash Corporation – Representatives from Potash Corporation, a generous supporter of Portage Atlantic, recently visited the Cassidy Lake treatment centre to take… Read more »

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It’s really music to their ears

06-27-2011

The Daily Gleaner It’s really music to their ears – Concert fundraiser | Event provides support to local community projects Carol Tracey, director of development for addictions treatment centre Portage Atlantic, said donations from the event have helped provide needed equipment for her facility. “A portion of the proceeds from last year’s River Jam went… Read more »

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Support for Portage Atlantic from the United Commercial Travelers

06-23-2011

Every year, several members of the United Commercial Travelers (UCT) of Saint John, a longstanding supporter of Portage Atlantic, spend a day at Portage’s Cassidy Lake rehabilitation centre. This year, eight members from the club attended the morning meeting with the residents and had a guided tour of the new buildings. They then had the… Read more »