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Connecting Albert County

February 12, 2015                                                                Volume 1. No. 2

Photo by Deborah Carr

Welcome to Connecting Albert County  

In our monthly e-bulletins, we will spread the news about the following. (Click on the links below to connect to our website.) 

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Our mission is to celebrate the culture, natural beauty, and sense of community shared and valued by the people of rural Albert County.

We aim to nurture a growing attitude of hope and pride among community members, and to contribute to the economic prosperity of our region.

Visit to learn more about our community. Here are just a few of the stories you will find.

Albert County Health & Wellness Centre
See a description of the Services provided by our community health centre, along with the hours of operation. The centre's family physicians and nurse practitioner are currently accepting new patients. If you live in rural Albert County and do not have a primary care provider, or would like to make an appointment, please call 882-3100. The physicians offer a satellite office in Alma.
Tucked behind Riverside-Albert, midway between Moncton and Alma, NB, lies a hidden treasure. In a landscape dominated by deep ravines rests 2,823 hectares of old-growth Acadian forest known as the Caledonia Gorge.

Go to the Environment page to learn more about the
 mysteries of the Caledonia Gorge, which lies between the Crooked Creek Look-off, New Ireland Road and Caledonia Mountain Road.
Fishing on the Bay of Fundy
On a warm summer day, a fishing boat on the Bay of Fundy is a lovely sight. But the fishermen in Alma don’t just go out on sunny days. I often see boats on the bay on blustery winter days. At night, I see the lights from the boats, sometimes while snow is coming down and the wind is howling...

Read more about fishing and farming at our Local Food page.
Upcoming Events

Event information was submitted by the community groups. If you would like to post an event on our calendar or submit information for our next e-bulletin, please visit

Thursday, February 12: Bookmobile
10:30-11:30 Alma Activity Centre/Town Office, 12:30-1:00 Riverside-Albert - Quick Mart - 5964 King St.
1:30 - 2:00 Hopewell Cape - Albert County Museum
Saturday, February 14: Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast
The Hillsborough Kiwanis is having an All-U-Can-Eat buffet breakfast from 7:00-10:30am. Adults: $8.00, Children 6 to 12 years: $4.00. Children 5 and under free. For details, visit Hillsborough Kiwanis on Facebook.    

Saturday, February 14: Appreciation Night for Charlie O'Hara
At the Hillsborough Kiwanis, there will be an appreciation night for Charlie O'hara featuring many local musical guests. Show starts at 7pm. Admission $7 
For details, visit Hillsborough Kiwanis on Facebook.    
Tuesday, February 17: Shrove Pancake Supper
Hillsborough United Church will host a Shrove Pancake Supper from 5:00 to 6:30pm at the church, 2891 Main Street. On the menu: pancakes, sausages, beans, tea/coffee and cookies! Everyone welcome! A free will offering will be taken at the door.
Saturday, February 21: Fundy Blades 1st Annual Carnival
'Come one, Come all to Fundy Blades 1st Annual Carnival' Saturday, February 21st at the Hillsborough Arena, 2:00-4:00 pm. On & Off ice games. $2 Admission; $5 per family $5.00 for 10 game tickets
Sunday, February 22: Fundy Loppet
The Chignecto Ski Club hosts the Fundy Loppet on February 22nd at Fundy National Park.  This annual event is a great way to get out on the trails, no matter what your level of fitness or training.  This year's course is fun and challenging for all ages and levels:  young and old, novice and expert, all are welcome! Visit the Chignecto Ski Club website for details.
A loppet is a participation event, whereby each club gets points for the number of skiers at each loppet. Some skiers want to know their times, but for many it is just a ski outing. This event has been attended by over a hundred skiers in some years.
Saturday, February 28: Hillsborough Kiwanis Annual 4X4 Draw
The Hillsborough Kiwanis will be having their annual 4x4 draw on Saturday February 28. Winner has a choice of a Ranger 4wd Side by side or a fully loaded Cfmoto Trail Tracker 500. Tickets are $60 each that includes an all-u-can-eat roast beef buffet at 6:00pm. Tickets are available from all Hillsborough Kiwanis members or at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Community Center.
For details, visit Hillsborough Kiwanis on Facebook.    
Thursday, March 12: Bookmobile
10:30-11:30 Alma Activity Centre/Town Office
12:30-1:00 Riverside-Albert - Quick Mart - 5964 King St
1:30 - 2:00 Hopewell Cape - Albert County Museum
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Card Party
If the relentless snowstorms and freezing cold have got you down in the dumps, grab a few friends and come to Forest Dale Home’s beautiful “Great Room” for a St. Patrick’s Day Card Party. There will be card tables with seats for four, new decks of card, and delicious sweets with coffee, tea and punch for only $2.00. If you have not been to the new Forest Dale Home, this is your opportunity to see how lovely it is.
Sponsored by Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee in partnership with Forest Dale Home, the afternoon promises to add an Irish Blessing to your winter day! March 17, 1-3 pm. Please call if you have questions or to reserve your spot:  882-2626 or 882-2960. (We will be happy to accommodate singles, and make up tables with three friends you have not yet met!)
Forest Dale Home, 5836 King Street, Riverside-Albert
Monday, March 23: Annual General Meeting of the Bennett and Albert County Health Care Foundation Inc.
7:00pm in the Community Room at the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre with Guest Speaker – Shelley Jones – Topic “Building the Team for Successful Diabetes Self-Management”
Saturday, March 28: Fundy Blades Ice Show
Fundy Blades Annual Ice Show, 11am & 6pm shows. 'Into the Woods' theme.
Thursday, April 9: Bookmobile
10:30-11:30 Alma Activity Centre/Town Office
12:30-1:00 Riverside-Albert - Quick Mart - 5964 King St
1:30 - 2:00 Hopewell Cape - Albert County Museum
Thursday, April 16: Job Fair
A Job Fair will be held for adults who want to work (part- or full-time), connecting them with Albert County employers who are looking for mature individuals with skills and a sense of responsibility.  If you do not have a resume, there will be a booth to help you create and print one. Riverside-Albert Recreation Centre from 4-8pm. 
Click here for further details.
Wednesday, April 22: A Fresh Look at Arthritis
Speakers are Nadine Chiasson-Peters, Physiotherapist, and Megan Shannahan, Dietitian. From 2:00-3:00pm in the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre Community Room. Call 882-3100 to register.
Weekly events
Mondays. Ladies Curling at 6:30. See you ladies there. Bring a friend. Remember all you need is clean shoes, warm clothes and be ready to share some laughs!! Fundy Curling Club. Riverside-Albert.
Tuesdays. Zumba® class - Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm at Riverside Consolidated School. Contact 882-2831. Evelyn Wachs is the certified ZUMBA® Instructor.
Wednesdays. Kiwanis Bingo. Hillsborough Kiwanis has bingo every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30, games begin at 6:30.
Wednesdays. Pilates. 5:30-6:30, Riverside Consolidated School.  872-0403 is the contact for Sasha Rooney, certified Pilates instructor.
Wednesdays. Zumba® STEP class 7.00-8.00pm at Rec. Centre Riverside-Albert. Contact 882-2831 or Evelyn Wachs is the certified Zumba Instructor.
Thursdays.  Knitting. 9:30-11:30am, drop into 
Turtlepurl yarn studio with your knitting project to sit, chat and stitch. While it's not a formal class, there is usually someone around who can offer support. 4891 Salem Rd (bottom level), Hillsborough.
Thursdays.  Zumba® class 7:00-8.00pm at Rec Centre, Riverside-Albert. Contact 882-2831 Evelyn Wachs, ZUMBA® Instructor. Last Thursday of the month, location changes to Riverside Consolidated School.
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Who we are:
Connecting Albert County reflects the passion and hard work of many individuals in rural Albert County, including 
Joanne Butland, Deborah Carr, Joseph Gallant, Barb Gebuhr, Livia Goodbrand, Lynne Greenblatt, Mindy Holmstrom, Susan Quinn, Phyllis Sutherland, Janine Underhill and Janet Wallace (Moderator).


We thank our regional community partners, Micha Fardy (United Way Greater Moncton SENB) and Joanna Brown (Westmorland-Albert Community Inclusion Network) for their support. 
We thank the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre for their support in printing newsletters, providing meeting space and offering technical support.
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Connecting Albert County
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Riverside-Albert, NB E4H 4B9

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