Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC) was conceived in 2013, and became formally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2014. With the vision of supporting economic and social growth of the area from Hopewell Cape Rocks to Fundy Park, various fundraisers were held in the early months. Borrowing from the experience in Nova Scotia, CCRC partnered with the Fundy Curling Club to offer Chase the Ace every Friday night. The idea soon caught on and the excitement was contagious. With money shared among the Curling Club, CCRC, the ticket winner and the jackpot, it was a natural money-maker for this area. With Stephen Land acting as Chef, people were able to enjoy a delicious meal along with playing for luck.
Sponsorship of various organizations and events, such as the Shepody Days Kayak Races, White Hills Pony Club, Fundy Blades, and the local schools, has been made possible by the revenue from Chase the Ace. Organizing workshops and classes such as French Second Language, and computer literacy, governance training for not-for-profit groups, etc. has added to the knowledge and skills base of the residents.
This winter, the board decided to divest most of the assets to assist other groups and organizations, to accomplish their goals. Below is a list of donations made in January and February 2019. “The Giving Season” was extended! East Coast Kids; Harvey Hall; Albert County Hist-orical Society; Village of River-side-Albert, Accessibility Project; Safe Affordable Housing Committee c/o BACH; Alma Recreation Council, rink project; Brooklyn Wilkins; Safe Grad/ Prom 2019; Riverside-Albert Fire Department; Alma Fire Department; Tele-Drive; Albert County Exhibition; Nursing Home Resident Fund; Riverside Consolidated School (chairs); Village of Riverside-Albert (Xmas tree); Village of Alma (Xmas tree); Albert Career Development Center; Girl Guides; Shepody Food Bank; and Lower Cape Community Hall.
At the Annual General Meeting in March, many new directors were elected. We thank the departing members of the board for their service to the communities with the vision and mission of CCRC always in mind.
Our Chase the Ace paid out the jackpot on March 1st and a new license is in the works. Please stay tuned to the CCRC Facebook Page for updates and we thank the community for your continued support.
CCRC Vision: The rural communities along Chipoudy Bay are sustainable and productive; celebrating our diverse historic landscape and resourceful people.
CCRC Mission: To encourage and inspire sustainable economic and healthy social environments, facilitate networking, attract new residents and businesses, and to fully utilize our current wealth of resourceful people.