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Fun in the Sun for the 21st Edition of the Portage Golf and Cycling Tour


Monday, the 21st of June 2018 , 124 golfers and 40 cyclists descended on the prestigious Club Laval-sur-le-Lac for the 21st edition of the Golf and Cycle Tour organized by Portage. This year, a total of $163,500 was raised to benefit the programs developed for the adolescents of Portage. A record amount for this event!  … Read more »

MindCare New Brunswick Funding Hope and Understanding for Portage Atlantic Youth

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Portage Atlantic staff and youth are pleased of the grant award from MindCare New Brunswick in support of the physical wellness program at their residential rehabilitation treatment centre at Cassidy Lake. The use of the weight and cardio equipment is part of the everyday programming for the Portage Atlantic youth. Having the equipment assembled, inspected,… Read more »

124 Golfers Braved the Rain and Cold for Portage Youth!

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The 24th edition of the Portage Golf Open, which was held on June 4th at the Golf de Beauce in Sainte-Marie, was an incredible success thanks to the courageous participants that faced a finicky Mother Nature, with temperatures below 10º, relentless rain and tenacious winds.   Despite the weather that resembled more the month of… Read more »

The 17th Portage Cocktail Dinner Buffet

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The 17th edition of the Portage Cocktail Dinner Buffet took place on Tuesday, the 8th of May at the Roundhouse of the Jules-Dallaire Complex. Under the co-presidency of Sylvain Cossette, President and CEO of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, and Carl Tremblay, Managing Partner at Fasken, this event enabled the gathering of a record number… Read more »

Fun Game of Ball Hockey at the Lewis Fitness Centre


Local RCMP members organized and took part in a fun ball hockey game vs. the male residents at the Portage Atlantic Lewis Fitness Centre at Cassidy Lake on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Portage Atlantic is grateful to the RCMP members for their involvement in the activity and as positive role models for the adolescents. The… Read more »

Pathways to Education Visited Portage Atlantic

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Visit from Pathways to Education, Saint John, NB, to the Portage Atlantic Centre at Cassidy Lake – May 2, 2018   Portage Atlantic greeted Harry Daley, Youth Advisor, and Austin Beddow, a student taking part in the Pathways to Education programming, who attended the male residents’ morning meeting followed by a tour of the facility…. Read more »

School District Members on Site at Portage Atlantic

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The New Brunswick Anglophone South School District (ASD-S) high school principals and support staff held a meeting on April 13, 2018, in the Boardroom of the Portage Atlantic centre at Cassidy Lake. Mrs. Zoë Watson, Superintendent, Anglophone School District – South (photo: back row, second from the left) took part in the meeting and introduced… Read more »

Celebrating the Value of Volunteering

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In honour of National Volunteer Week 2018 (April 15-21), Portage Atlantic recognized the contributions of its dedicated volunteers in a celebration held at the Cassidy Lake centre on April 17, 2018. Portage Atlantic Clinical Counsellor and Master of Ceremony, Monique Cormier, welcomed the volunteers, youth and staff members to the celebration. She highlighted: “As we… Read more »

A Heartfelt Donation to Portage Atlantic

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In memory of his wife, the late Patricia Mercer, the Sussex Club Lion Chester Mercer was proud to donate one of her paintings, accompanied by a monetary donation dedicated to the purchase of arts supplies, to the Portage Atlantic youth residential rehabilitation treatment centre at Cassidy Lake. Patricia Mercer was one of the founders of… Read more »

A Dream Come True


On March 27, 2018, Portage Atlantic Board members were on hand at the Nashwaaksis Lions Club meeting and presented a commemorative plaque to the Club members in honour of “A DREAM” come true. The desire to help occurred during his years of volunteering as a hockey coach, when Lion Ronald Evans was made aware that… Read more »