RB Mariner Society Fish Chowder/Chili Luncheon

A fish chowder/chilli luncheon will be held Sunday, February 3 from 11am to 2pm at the River Bourgeois Tara Lynne Community Centre sponsored by the River Bourgeois Mariner Society in conjunction with Richmond County Winter Festival.

$10 for adults (second bowl free) and $5 for children under 8.

Chowder prepared by Louie’s Cozy Corner Restaurant. Meal includes roll/biscuit, tea/coffee and dessert. No shellfish products or cod. Dairy free and take out available.

Deliveries available in River Bourgeois.

Please call 902-227-7091 before 12 noon day of the event, at latest for deliveries.

Gerry’s Music Circle

Welcome to “Gerry’s Music Circle” carrying on the tradition of live music performed by local musicians. All ages and skill levels invited. If you just want to come and listen or dance that’s great too.

When: We will be hosting evenings of live music the First and Third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, starting on January 19th, 2019.

Where: at the Anne Sampson Building in River Bourgeois next door to the Tara Lynne Recreation Centre.

Special Note: A few changes to our format. There will be no lunch or refreshments served. Two hours of continuous music.

We don’t have a PA System so if you would like to amplify you instrument or voice and have an amplifier and/or mic please bring it along with you.

We will be asking for a donation at the door from musicians and spectators to help pay the hall rental.

Join us at 7:00 pm January 17, 2019 for an evening of music.

Year in review 2018

In 2018 River Bourgeois Community Services Society accomplishments:

The Youth Committee saw the installation of their new children’s playground. Thanks to the Municipality of Richmond for the $7500. grant. They also continue in their quest to raise funds towards the splash pad.

The 40th Annual Festival celebrated their “Ruby Jubilee” anniversary. Net income was  $11798.95.

Tara Lynne Bursaries were awarded to Jaden Bona and Emily O’Brian.

Chase the Ace and the Cafe’ began in April and is continuing. The Ace was drawn in July, so we started again the following week. The current jackpot is now $4800. plus. The profits from this successful project has enabled RBCSS to pay our day to day operational expenses.

We had several other fundraisers during 2018 including: the Robert Bouchard Concert, Trivia Nights, Cold Plate takeout, and our Winterlude dinner.

Summer Student Grants from the Provincial and Federal Government allowed us to hire Emilee Poaps as our Festival Co-ordinator and Alexander Poaps as our Property Caretaker.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From the Board of River Bourgeois Community Services Society

Trivia and Pub Night

January 26th @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

At the Tara Lynne Centre

Battle of Wits.. “All categories of Trivia” .

Emcee: Karl Nightingale

Teams of four cost $40.
To book, call Janice at 535-2068.
Cash bar available.
A little competition, a learning opportunity and an evening full of laughter!

Chase the Ace July 21, 2018

Congratulations to Michael Landry who $3988.00 with the “Ace of Spades”, plus $201 for the daily 20%.

Next week, July 28th, the Jackpot will begin at $1000.00 +++.

Thank you to those who volunteered their time to help and to our community for your continued support.

RBCSS

Playground / Splash Pad Update

As many of you know, we originally purchased our playground equipment before doing the Splash Pad because we received an amazing deal on our equipment. Our playground equipment has a value of about $70,000 and we purchased it for $35,000. We are are happy to report that the playground equipment is now paid off and the plan initially was to install it with volunteers. What we did not realize is that the playground equipment is much more complex to install than we ever thought, and after speaking to many professionals, it is clear that we need to hire a company to install it. The best quote came from Eastern Fencing in Dartmouth at a price of $18,500. plus HST. Because of all the support we have received from everyone, we have enough money to cover this cost, however, it will take all the funds we have raised to date. Nevertheless, it’s amazing to think in this little amount of time we have raised over $50,000! The timeline for the playground is to begin installation in about 4-5 weeks.

This has always been a two stage project and we look forward to seeing the playground complete and beginning our work on the Splash Pad. With that said, the Splash Pad is going to be costly, but a valuable asset to our children and community. Our first quote for the Splash Pad was about $146,000. We are looking into a buildable Splash Pad that may cost us a little bit less. In order to accomplish the this, we are going to need volunteers, so any help anyone can give us would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone is interested in putting on a fund-raising event on our behalf, we would be more than grateful.

Heidi LeRoux Chairperson / Youth Development Committee

 

River Bourgeois 40th Annual Festival “Ruby Jubilee”

“RUBY JUBILEE”

40th Anniversary Festival – 2018

This year RBCSS celebrated our 40th anniversary.

The “Ruby Jubilee Festival” took place from August 25th to September 2nd.

A Big Thank You to all who participated and volunteered in the events, without you the Festival would cease to exist.

RB Senior’s 50+ Club 2018 Annual Minutes

Annual Meeting Minutes April 10/2018 

Attendance. There were 30 members in attendance 

 President Anne Sampson called the meeting to order at 12:25 pm 

 The League Prayer was read by Donna Babin 

 The minutes of the last annual meeting of April 4, 2017 was read by Donna Babin. 

Donna moved the minutes, 2nd by Jerry Fougere, so moved. 

Business arising from the last annual meeting: There was no business arising. 

The Treasurer’s report was read by Sharon Chilvers. There was a closing balance of $6001.63. Sharon moved her report, 2nd by Norma MacNeil. so moved. 

Nominations for the Executives: 

President:  Anne Sampson

Secretary:  Donna Babin 

Treasurer:  Sharon Chilvers 

1st Vice:     

2nd Vice:    

Maintenance:  Danny Landry and Kenneth LeBlanc 

Grounds:        Glyn Chilvers 

Cards:            Emily LeBlanc 

 Winner of the half and half ticket of $48. was Norma MacNeil 

 New Business:  

There will be a Merchandise Bingo on April 15th, we need member to make donations of 3 pies and 5 different cookies 

Next year we will be applying for the New Horizon grant for an electrical upgrade to catch up with the new fitness equipment. 

Anne Sampson was a recipient of the Provincial Volunteer Award 

 President’s Report: 

2017 River Bourgeois Seniors Club President’s Report 

At this time, it is necessary to thank all those who work so hard year after year in making the club a success. To our secretary Donna and treasurer Sharon for their continuous dedication to the club. Thanks to Danny and Kenneth for keeping our building in good repair, Glyn for keeping the pot holes in the driveway filled, and Emily who sends get well and sympathy cards. 

We held two Merchandise Bingos besides our regular weekly cribbage game. We are doing monthly TOCK games and also doing Mexican Train Domino’s games, the club and community member enjoyed the Chinese Christmas dinner. Donna Babin represented our club last year and Anne Sampson will be this year’s representative. 

We have 93 members now, but sadly since the last meeting we lost 4 members, Dave Clow, Vera Sampson, Joe Sampson and George St Louis. If we could have a moment of silence. 

Our heat pumps were installed and we have reeked the benefits. We received a $4300. Grant from New Horizon for equipment replacements for the gym. An incumbent bike has been purchased so all of you with new knees and hips can use. A rowing machine, balance balls and bands are now on route. Thanks to Glenn and Hazel who removed all of the obsolete and dangerous equipment and also doing much needed great spring cleaning downstairs. 

On behalf of the club I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of this great organization. 

Anne 

President Anne Sampson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 pm