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Pedal for Portage Raises $94,000!

12-21-2018

On September 22, 2018, cyclists, both young and old, took to the country roads and scenic trails that make up the region of Centre Wellington in support of Portage Ontario. The outpouring of support for Portage’s first-ever cycling event known as Pedal for Portage was tremendous! Not only did participants’ efforts raise $94,000 in proceeds,… Read more »

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The Lions Bring Holiday Cheer to the Portage Atlantic Residents

12-19-2018

The Lions bring Holiday cheer to the Portage Atlantic residents at the Annual Christmas Party, on Sunday, December 9, 2018 As they do every year, the Lions District N-1 clubs hosted a Christmas Party for the youth at the Portage Atlantic’s Cassidy Lake rehabilitation centre. Santa and Mrs. Claus warmly greeted the adolescents in residence… Read more »

The Users’ Committee and its Quizzzz!

11-21-2018

Have you heard of the Portage Users’ Committee? This small group of fierce residents from Portage centres located in the Montreal area meet several times a year since 2010 to discuss the best way of spreading the good news: Yes,  ladies and gentlemen, residents do have the right, in fact the duty, to voice their… Read more »

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Portage and Bell Unite to Overcome Mental Illness and Addiction

11-20-2018

Portage was invited to give a presentation on its services at Bell headquarters on Wednesday October 3, 2018 as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Entitled Taking back control: overcoming mental illness and addiction, the presentation focused on Portage’s MICA (mentally ill chemical abusers) program for men and its new program for women. Antonio Maturo,… Read more »

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Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation Donates $8,120

11-16-2018

Thanks to an $8,120 donation from the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation last May, Portage was able to buy new hockey equipment for its Lac Écho residential centre for youth in Prévost, Québec. Portage bought the new hockey gear to replace worn-out equipment and ensure the safety of the centre’s young residents. With the Foundation’s generous… Read more »

An Evening at the Theatre for Lac Écho Residents

11-09-2018

Four female residents and two counsellors from the Lac Écho Program for Adults attended a showing of the play « Of Mice and Men » on Tuesday November 6th thanks to a special invitation from Hydro-Québec. Through Hydro’s sponsorship, the Théâtre Duceppe launched a new program in August of this year to make the theatre more accessible… Read more »

The Willie O’Ree Fundraising Dinner – Celebrating a Fredericton Legend!

11-08-2018

The Willie O’Ree Fundraising Dinner – Celebrating a Fredericton Legend – was held at the Fredericton Inn on September 21, 2018. The event was sponsored by the Lions Nashwaaksis Club and raised $75,300 in support of Portage Atlantic. The fundraising dinner was a celebration of Mr. Willie O’Ree’s achievements in the sport of hockey as… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognition Celebration 2018

11-08-2018

On September 16, 2018, Portage Atlantic paid tribute to 25 youth who completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, and 11 who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they graduated a year ago. These new graduates have come a long way and now have the tools and confidence to live a positive lifestyle… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Receives Financial Contribution for its Peer Support Group

11-01-2018

On behalf of the Fredericton youth and families who are helped by Portage Atlantic, we thank the Fredericton Community Foundation for their investment in the Portage Atlantic Peer Support Project program. Once the residential component of the drug addiction rehabilitation treatment program is completed, youth receive Aftercare support for up to two years, through regular… Read more »

From our Hearts to Yours Project

11-01-2018

“From our Hearts to Yours” Project 2017-2018 Lions of District N-1 was the result of the thoughtfulness and efforts from District N-1 Governor (2017-2018) Lion Paul Cousins and (Mrs.) Lion Theresa Cousins, with the participation of the various District N-1 Lions clubs. The Portage Atlantic staff and youth are grateful for this initiative that raised… Read more »