Rotary Ribfest on the Miramichi

The 2019 Rotary Ribfest on the Miramichi, hosted by the Rotary Club of Newcastle, will take place the weekend of May 24-26. Plans are well underway and we look forward to the Ribbers, Human Foosball Tournament, fabulous Local Entertainment, Children and Family Activities, and the Open-Air Inter-Faith Service. Check back for updates. Interested in becoming a volunteer with Ribfest? Click here for more details.

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The Rotary Club of Newcastle and its members are saddened to hear of the passing of its longest standing member Mr. Charlie Hubbard.  Charlie Hubbard believed that “We need to thank those that have helped and influenced us”.  Charlie told the greatest stories, and his presence and inspiring words at our weekly meetings will be missed by all.
After school, Charlie attended the University of New Brunswick Fredericton on full scholarship and completed 3 degrees. He then became a teacher at the university helping teachers improve on their classification. In his late 20’s Charlie started a school in Red Bank, NB. In 1961, he graduated from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry and served briefly with Canadian Guards in Germany and later as a platoon officer, quartermaster, adjutant, company commander and Deputy commander of 2 Royal New Brunswick Regiment . In 1963, he began his career at Harkins High School in Newcastle and also taught at North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick. He was the first principal of Miramichi Valley High School. He was also a member of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, the Principals Council, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He is a former member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Miramichi.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle and its members are saddened to hear of the passing of its longest standing member Mr. Charlie Hubbard. Charlie Hubbard believed that “We need to thank those that have helped and influenced us”. Charlie told the greatest stories, and his presence and inspiring words at our weekly meetings will be missed by all.
After school, Charlie attended the University of New Brunswick Fredericton on full scholarship and completed 3 degrees. He then became a teacher at the university helping teachers improve on their classification. In his late 20’s Charlie started a school in Red Bank, NB. In 1961, he graduated from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry and served briefly with Canadian Guards in Germany and later as a platoon officer, quartermaster, adjutant, company commander and Deputy commander of 2 Royal New Brunswick Regiment . In 1963, he began his career at Harkins High School in Newcastle and also taught at North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick. He was the first principal of Miramichi Valley High School. He was also a member of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, the Principals Council, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He is a former member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Miramichi.
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Worked with Charlie on the Farm in Red Bank a few times. Oh dear... he would say. I could barely keep up, but learned a lot. He also helped my family and I when expensive biological drugs where first introduced for the treatment of Chron’s disease.

He was kind and always engaging; truly interested in you. Rare qualities. We will all miss him.

Miramichi has lost another great man.... who did so much for so many. He will be missed 😥

We have lost a tremendous Rotarian who has left us with great memories and a passion to continue doing great work to help residents within our community and beyond.

My deepest sympathies to his family. He was such an easy person to talk to about just about anything... RIP

Such a great loss for Miramichi💔 He was an amazing man!❤️

Charlie had a significant influence on me during my formative years. Have always had great respect for him. A great person.

A man with great integrity and a big heart. He will be missed.

Great man and leader - RIP

So sad. He will be missed.

Deepest sympathy to the family

47 years as a member, great to have had him at the table, will miss him. RIP.

Really got to know Charles Hubbard in 1984, when I was just 25 years old. He arranged for me to participate in a Rotary Group Study Exchange for 6 weeks in India. That was a significant event in my life, more than anything else giving me a genuine appreciation for everything we have in Canada. That definitely spurred the concept of the Miramichi Uganda Foundation, plus my getting actively involved with the Newcastle Rotary Club, as well as Rotary Youth Exchange. One of my most memorable road trips was actually with Charles when he was an MP. I was buying a vehicle in Ottawa and he drove me up, would not let me get a motel, I stayed at his apt. He called late one afternoon and told me to get to his apt and pick out a tie from his BR closet and get to Parliament Hill asap. He had snagged a reservation for the both of us in the historic Parliamentary Restaurant and it was definitely a memorable meal! Charles was a true gentleman - “chivalrous, courteous, honourable”. RIP Charlie Hubbard.

Wow Charles never sat around in his life...always enjoyed our chats .

The community has suffered a loss when Charlie passed

He will certainly be missed!

Our thoughts, love, blessings and prayers go out to the family and friends of the late Mr. Charles Isaac Hubbard at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Anthony William Jeremiah McLean "t-Tone" and Family, Miramichi East - Chatham, Parish of Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada 🕊️🕯️ ♥️ 🙏🏻 XoXo

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Our speaker this past week (Feb.5) was Kim Poffenroth (R), Chief Electoral Officer for Elections NB, who spoke about the upcoming elections for Municipalities, the District Education Council, and the Regional Health Authority. These elections will be held on May 11th, with any needed byelections in October - Kim reminded us that sufficient candidates in May would eliminate the need for the byelections and save tax dollars. Their theme is Local Choice - Local Voice. Between the three groups there will be a total of 730 elections provincially - in 2016 there were 1100 nomination papers filed, with some positions being acclaimed and still others needing to be filled by ministerial appointment. Successful candidates will be involved in budgets and setting policy. Candidates must be Canadian, be at least 18 years of age, and reside within their municipality for at least 6 months prior to the election. There is also a requirement for supporters to sign your nomination papers. For moe information, go to www.electionsnb.ca. Thanking the speaker was Rotarian Elizabeth Kelly (L).

Our speaker this past week (Feb.5) was Kim Poffenroth (R), Chief Electoral Officer for Elections NB, who spoke about the upcoming elections for Municipalities, the District Education Council, and the Regional Health Authority. These elections will be held on May 11th, with any needed byelections in October - Kim reminded us that sufficient candidates in May would eliminate the need for the byelections and save tax dollars. Their theme is "Local Choice - Local Voice". Between the three groups there will be a total of 730 elections provincially - in 2016 there were 1100 nomination papers filed, with some positions being acclaimed and still others needing to be filled by ministerial appointment. Successful candidates will be involved in budgets and setting policy. Candidates must be Canadian, be at least 18 years of age, and reside within their municipality for at least 6 months prior to the election. There is also a requirement for supporters to sign your nomination papers. For moe information, go to www.electionsnb.ca. Thanking the speaker was Rotarian Elizabeth Kelly (L). ... See MoreSee Less

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Becky Levi (L) and Samantha Fairweather (R) from the Miramichi Youth House were our speakers at the weekly meeting held Feb.29th. They spoke about the youth house and their upcoming fundraiser, the Coldest Night of the Year. Founded in 1998, the Youth House offers temporary housing for both male and female youth ages 16-19 in times of crisis and emergency. The program offers a place for young people to live, meeting their basic needs and their overall well-being. Youth are encouraged to address their educational and employment needs as well as basic life and social skills. As well, the youth are supported with any issues they may be encountering. Anyone wishing to participate or conribute to this fundraiser can go online at www.cnoy.org/location/miramichi. More information about the Miramichi Youth House can be found online at www.facebook.com/Miramichi-Youth-House-106498371519. The speakers were thanked by Rotarian Barbara Stothart (C).

Becky Levi (L) and Samantha Fairweather (R) from the Miramichi Youth House were our speakers at the weekly meeting held Feb.29th. They spoke about the youth house and their upcoming fundraiser, the Coldest Night of the Year. Founded in 1998, the Youth House offers temporary housing for both male and female youth ages 16-19 in times of crisis and emergency. The program offers a place for young people to live, meeting their basic needs and their overall well-being. Youth are encouraged to address their educational and employment needs as well as basic life and social skills. As well, the youth are supported with any issues they may be encountering. Anyone wishing to participate or conribute to this fundraiser can go online at www.cnoy.org/location/miramichi. More information about the Miramichi Youth House can be found online at Miramichi Youth House. The speakers were thanked by Rotarian Barbara Stothart (C). ... See MoreSee Less

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