Lions Club Members’ Annual Christmas Celebration
Cassidy Lake, NB, December 8, 2014 – Over the Holidays, young people in residential treatment at Portage Atlantic have a lot to look forward to in the New Year as they undertake to regain control of their lives and rid themselves of their dependencies, work on their relationships with their loved ones, and become active and contributing members of society.
Portage Atlantic resident David Godin said that is was a wonderful day. “The Lions took their time to find what it was we (residents) asked for on our wishlist. I appreciate everything from this day and I feel so grateful for the gifts, thank you” he said. Resident Courtney Ward was equally grateful stating that this celebration was the most memorable Christmas yet and that she was thankful for everything that had been done and for everyone who played a part.
“The District N-1 Lions Portage Christmas celebration is one of the projects that our Lions from all over New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island enthusiastically support”, said Lion Rod Wright, District N-1 Drug Awareness Chair. “Our motto is “WE SERVE” and being part of this day the Lions leave with a sense of what it truly means to SERVE and to give back to our communities. These young people are working very hard to turn their lives around. The Lions know this is not easy, and they so much appreciate being a small part of the transformation, and bringing a smile to the faces of the residents. “