The Chipoudy Community Revitalization Committee (CCRC) is pleased to announce the formation of a welcome committee for newcomers to the area. It is our hope that a warm Albert County welcome will help newcomers find a true home in the area and encourage them to take advantage of all that Albert County has to offer from attractions, social clubs and recreation to local shopping.
How can you help? We will contact merchants and attractions in the area to ask if they want to be listed in our welcome package and if they can offer a “shop local” incentive. This can be as simple as a business card offering a free coffee to a more elaborate loyalty reward program; it is entirely the choice of the individual business. If you know someone who has just moved to our area, feel free to email Welcome2AlbertCounty@gmail.com. We will then welcome the newcomers to our community.
We can all take the time to say a friendly hello to those we do not know. A smile might make the most important contribution in a new person’s day.
In April, the committee presented the first welcome basket. Bea Campbell, who arrived in Riverside-Albert from Saint John, received a blue box recycling container filled with information and gifts from local merchants, organizations, attractions and residents. We truly appreciate all the support offered for this first trial ‘basket.’
Committee members are Laurette Kelly and Linda Lindsay from Alma, Shirley Meldrum and Laura Tucker from Riverside-Albert, and Debbie James from Lower Cape. The area served by the CCRC is from Alma through to the upper Albert Mines Road. We can be contacted at Welcome2AlbertCounty@gmail.com or by phoning Linda Lindsay at 887-2103.