Saint John, NB – The YMCA of Greater Saint John has partnered with the Village of Blacks Harbour to develop and implement programming for Eastern Charlotte County residents of all ages. Programming will take place at the Patrick Connors Recreation Complex in Blacks Harbour, thanks to the decision made by the Blacks Harbour Council.
“Blacks Harbour Council has agreed to partner with the YMCA to utilize the arena complex to hold programs for all ages,” said Mayor Craig of Blacks Harbour. “This decision will breathe new life into a major asset of the community by utilizing the building on a year-round basis.”
The initiative will focus on closing the gaps the community has identified and addressing community health needs. Currently, there is limited recreational and health and wellness programming in this region. This project will create safe spaces for children to learn and grow, provide mentoring for youth, provide programs and services for all ages that are welcoming and engaging, and create volunteer and employment opportunities in the community.
“The Y is thrilled to be able to bring our resources and knowledge to help drive positive impact and enrich lives in the village of Blacks Harbour, “said Shilo Boucher, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. “Making programs and services available to the community removes barriers for access to quality health and recreation for all.”
Program planning is underway with the goal of offering a mixture of recreation programming to meet the needs of the community through a drop-in fee community access-based model.
For more information, visit our website YMCA in Eastern Charlotte County.
The YMCA of Greater Saint John is a trusted charity that delivers lasting personal and social change. We are committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. There are 18 locations throughout Greater Saint John. Together, we serve more than 22,000 people. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through the YMCA Strong Communities Fund, the YMCA is accessible to all.