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Your Community Garden at Cassidy Lake

Apr 22, 2021

A Portage Atlantic and District N1 Lions Project. About Portage Atlantic The bilingual residential programs and services offered at Portage have helped thousands of Atlantic youth overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives. Since its very beginnings… Read more »

Cassidy Way

Nov 6, 2020

July 2010 marked the launch of the Stride for Success Fundraiser with T4G’s Future Focus Foundation. The fundraiser culminated with the construction of the Recovery Trail at the Cassidy Lake site.  The trail system, which features a cabin, a large fire… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Staff of The Year – Brett Gibson

Oct 2, 2020

The knowledge, dedication and commitment of Cassidy Lake’s multi-disciplinary staff team of teachers, clinicians, nurses and paraprofessionals, is one of Portage Atlantic’s strongest assets.  Every year, members of the staff team select one of their colleagues for the Portage Atlantic Staff… Read more »

Philanthropy: Dan Martell Helps Portage Atlantic During the Pandemic

May 20, 2020

On April 12, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Canada, Portage Atlantic received a $10,000 donation from long-time supporter Dan Martell and his family. This generous donation helps maintain admission services for youth struggling with substance… Read more »

Quarantine Induction at Cassidy Lake

May 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 continues to progress worldwide, Portage Atlantic similarly continues to adjust its programs to provide a safe and healthy environment for its residents and staff. Acting swiftly to ensure the well-being and a sense of normalcy, mobile bunker… Read more »

Lewis Fitness Centre: What Youth Have to Say

Feb 10, 2020

The Lewis Fitness Weight and Cardio Room is proving to be a great benefit for the male and female communities. Rather than extrapolate the benefit of fitness activities, here is feedback from the youth themselves. “I love to get stuff… Read more »

Holiday Season Kick-off at Cassidy Lake

Dec 16, 2019

A decorated tree, thoughtful gifts, Christmas music, sweets and enormous appreciation, makes the annual Lions event the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. Every first Sunday of December, the Lions from NB, PEI, NS and Maine drive to Cassidy Lake… Read more »

A cookie, a smile and a pinch of hope

Nov 4, 2019

During the week of September 16 to 22, 2019, Portage Atlantic partnered with Tim Hortons to raise funds to support the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation program for adolescents. Since 1996, the Canadian company Tim Hortons has been holding an… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognizes Youth at Annual Recognition Ceremony

Nov 1, 2019

Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony at its addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake, NB, on September 29, 2019. This ceremony celebrates youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Bursary Recipients Attended 24 Various Educational Institutions

Nov 1, 2019

As part of Portage Atlantic’s commitment to promote the importance of education, an academic plan is put in place upon entrance to the Portage Program at Cassidy Lake. Objectives range from studying towards high school credits, on-line university courses or… Read more »