On behalf of the Albert County Historical Society and Museum, I wish to extend a “Grateful Thanks” for the support received during the past year from society members, community organizations, businesses, volunteers and the amazing “circle of friends” within Albert County and beyond. Special acknowledgement of thanks to all levels of government, the Federal Government of Canada, the Government of New Brunswick, and the Municipality of Fundy Albert, for their support of the New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, the employment of seasonal staff, heritage projects, exhibits and commemorative events enjoyed by community residents and visitors. May your Christmas be filled with magical moments to be remembered, the warmth of friendship and love of family!
Submitted by Sharon McIntyre, ACHS Director
Dawne McLean, long serving active member and current President of the Albert County Historical Society, is shown above receiving her Award of Merit presented for her outstanding contribution to heritage by Association Heritage New Brunswick President Gerry Gillcash at the Annual AHNB Conference Banquet November 9th.
A retired teacher, Dawne has held a lifelong passion for educating and sharing the rich history of Albert County as evidenced by her 17 year service as Coordinator for School Regional Heritage Fairs and the 2022 ACHS publication, “A Glimpse of Past Days” - a compilation by Dawne of Albert County heritage memories, photographs and stories.
Dawne’s strong advocacy for the repairs of Sawmill Creek Bridge and the initiation of the Annual “Love Your Covered Bridge Day” celebrations resulted in the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers 2023 selection of Sawmill Creek Bridge as the official plaque site for covered bridges as a historical structure designation.
For her extensive contributions to the community, Dawne was also a recipient of The Molly Kool Award (2018) and the QE II Silver (2012) and Platinum (2023) Jubilee Medals and is a frequent writer for “Connecting Albert County.”
Submitted by Lise Guignard
The New Brunswick Senior Citizens’ Federation President, Percy Huntington, Government Relations Committee Chair, Jim Hanley, and committee members, Mary Ann Rowlands and Dorothy Brown, met with the Minister of Health Bruce Fitch, Deputy Minister Eric Beaulieu and his Executive Assistant, Robert Weir on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023. The NBSCF representatives appreciated the fact that the government representatives were very receptive and accommodating. They were able to discuss all of the resolutions presented by the Federation that pertained to health.