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On April 11, Portage Atlantic staff members, residents, and volunteers gathered at the Cassidy Lake addiction rehabilitation centre for youth for a special reception to celebrate the organisation’s extraordinary volunteers.

Residents recited poems that they had written for the volunteers and enjoyed a lunch with them.

Portage Atlantic is blessed to work with such a dedicated group of volunteers who, through hard work and determination, have helped Atlantic youth struggling with addiction to overcome substance abuse and become productive me
mbers of society.
“Our volunteers are passionate about making a positive difference in our residents’ lives,” said Geordie Gould, Director of the Portage Atlantic centre.  “Many have been with us since the centre first opened its doors, and today we are pleased to formally thank them for all that they have done and continue to do.“
Portage Atlantic would like to extend a special thanks to Investors Group of Saint John who sponsored the event, providing lunch for the over 80 guests, as well as their support.
A central tenet of Portage’s philosophy is that it is by, for, and of the community.  Every time Portage has developed a new program in Québec, Ontario, BC, or Atlantic Canada, it has been the community that has requested it, and a vibrant group of concerned local volunteers who have fought to put the program in place to respond to community needs.  Portage would not be what it is today without these devoted volunteers.
Thank you to all our volunteers whose efforts have made the Portage Atlantic drug rehabilitation treatment centre at Cassidy Lake what it is today.

For a Kings County Record article about the event, click here: Portage Atlantic honours volunteers