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February 2011 Blog Posts (10)

This is Ricky's story.....

I have been attending evening classes at the Saint John Learning Exchange for almost a year. I am attending this class so I can read and spell words to my kids. It will be real nice to get my GED too. It would make me feel more of a dad and a man.


Public school was very hard for me because at the time I could not read or spell at all. Later on when I got older some of it came to me, but now in my classroom I feel real good and in the end I will get my GED. Life was really…


Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on February 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

"Integrity is Everything"

We go through life looking after others and then one day things change. We have aged, fallen ill, had surgery and now we need help. Don't be left alone when you can call for quality care from a home care provider. Personal care, light household duties or just for someone to assist you while you heal. We have compassionate HSW and PSW who are bonded and can work from 2 hours to full days and overnights. Some of our staff drive clients to appointments and on errands. Be safe and comfortable in… Continue

Added by Integrity Home Health Services on February 17, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

This is Yvon's story.....

The Learning Exchange did change my life. I am a 48 year old male with an 8th grade education. Before I decided to go back to school I always had a hard time to find a good paying job.

When I was younger I did have a chance to go and finish my grade 12. It was at the tech in Moncton N.B. I got there the first day and they gave me some books, and I was on my own with no help from the teacher. At the Learning Exchange the teachers are willing to work with you one on one.…


Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on February 10, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

2 Bags or Less - a campaign to 'brag' about



Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission has started a new campaign called 2 Bags or Less.  This social networking campaign is designed for two simple reasons:

It allows those of us who are proud of our efforts to brag.

We hope to…


Added by Uptown Saint John Inc on February 10, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Retail hints from Barbara World . Ten Tips for Effective Customer Service Training

Ten Tips for Effective Customer Service Training

Important points to consider when training customer service employees. . .


Who are the most important people in your organization? It may come as a surprise to learn that the most important people are your employees -- not your customers. Customers come second.


Without qualified and well-trained employees committed to strong customer service all of your efforts to please customers will be… Continue

Added by Uptown Saint John Inc on February 4, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

This is Mark's story.....

I took an important step to increase my knowledge on the nine Essential Skills required for success in today’s workplace.  The TIES 2 Work Program did just that.  This twelve week program taught me how to work as a TEAM, a team that was happy and productive.  The program also provided me the knowledge to interact with various age groups, personalities, and cultures.  It also helped me know what my levels were in the Essential Skills and bring them to what was required for my job placement. …


Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on February 3, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

The Saltys - Saint John Social Media Awards

On February 17th the Saint John Ale House will be the setting for the 1st ever Saint John Social Media Awards - The Saltys. With awards for Twitter Person of the Year, Best Facebook Page, Coolest Blog and Best Use of Social Media in a Campaign the event is certain to be a blast. The evening starts at 5pm…


Added by Uptown Saint John Inc on February 2, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

9th Annual Saint John Wine Fair

Please join us February 26 at the Trade and Convention Centre for the 9th Annual Saint John Wine Fair presented by Stewart… Continue

Added by Uptown Saint John Inc on February 2, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Lovin' Uptown . Valentines Week

If you are looking for the coziest, classiest, most unique and charming place to celebrate this special time of year...uptown Saint John is it.  You will not find anything comparable elsewhere.  Below are just a few of the awesome venues uptown and the specials they are offering.  Impress your date…


Added by Uptown Saint John Inc on February 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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"It's a Girl Thing" THE ORIGINAL SINCE 2003 at Saint John Arts Centre 20 Peel Plaza across from new Police Justice Building

"It's a Girl Thing!" the Original since 2003 at Saint John Arts Centre across from new Police Justice BldgSunday April 26th  2015 from 1pm to 4pmRenew spirit and capture your imagination by attending “It’s a Girl Thing!!!” an eclectic array of exhibitors collected together with women in mind . Gather your Mom,…See More
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East Coast Startup Week - Saint John. Register Now

March 16-22, 2015Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to build momentum and opportunity around your community's unique entrepreneurial identity.  All events are free, informative and a fantastic way to network and build ideas and networks.   Find more information about the sessions…See More
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Glimpses of the Recent past slide show and talk at the NBM by David Goss at New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John, E2L4Z6

February 28, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm
28 February Saturday 2pm-3pm: Glimpses of the Recent past slide show and talk at the New Brunswick Museum. Free admission. Join local author and Walk n’ Talk specialist David Goss for a slide show and talk of photos captured by David Goss during the 70’s and 80’s. The photos illustrate the dramatic change that has occurred overtime in areas around Saint John while also showing places that remain unchanged. This talk is part of the Saint John Heritage Fair, Saturday, February 28, 9:30 -3:30 pm,…See More
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Raise Your Hand Auction supporting the Saint John Volunteer Centre at New Brunswick Museum

March 19, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
As a result of recent funding cuts OUR Volunteer Centre may not survive!RAISE YOUR HAND!... BUY a $10 event tickets NOTE: TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 1stTicket will be available at the following locations:~ NB Museum (Market Square)~ Slocum & Ferris (City Market) ~ Saint John Volunteer Centre office (66 Waterloo Street)RAISE…See More
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New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival - Saint John at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

July 10, 2015 at 5pm to July 12, 2015 at 5pm
The annual NB Fine Craft Festival, which we will host this year at the Marco Polo Cruise Ship Terminal in Saint John from July 10-12, is a vibrant cultural arts festival that features original works by award winning New Brunswick craftspeople. This event provides an opportunity for the public to connect with makers, discover locally made fine craft, witness live fine craft demonstrations, and participate in an important part of our New Brunswick culture and heritage. Along with established fine…See More
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Dragons' Den coming to Saint John at Delta Brunswick

March 4, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
It’s time for aspiring entrepreneurs from across the country to put their pitches to the test, as they fight to be a part of DRAGONS’ DEN’s landmark 10th season! Next month producers will hit the road, visiting cities from coast to coast in a quest to find Canada’s next great batch of entrepreneurs. The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Aspiring entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their concept to the DRAGONS' DEN producers in…See More
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Noon Nugget at Saint John Volunteer Centre

March 19, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
Noon NuggetThursday March 19 2015Planning and Delivering a Top Notch Annual General Meeting.A successful AGM can improve employee and volunteer motivation, increase agency efficiency, bring more public awareness to your organization, and strengthen the overall work of your agency. BUT it takes thought, planning and effort to organize and carry out a top notch AGM.  This session will explore what is involved in planning and delivering such an AGM.Betty Hitchcock is well known in Saint John for…See More
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The Thing That Happened . Fine Craft Exhibition at Saint John Arts Centre

March 13, 2015 all day
Have you heard about The Thing That Happened? As New Brunswickers, we each have our own story to share. Our lives consist of many moments that have led us to who we are, as individuals, and as a people. These moments can lead us in new directions, or affirm our decisions.The Thing That Happened is an…See More
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Uptown Saint John Video Pick of the Week: Final 12 Basketball

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New Brunswick Museum posted an event

New Brunswick Museum - Public Update sessions at New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L4Z6

February 24, 2015 from 12pm to 1:30pm
24 February Tuesday 12pm or 6pm: Public Update sessions. The New Brunswick Museum is planning for its future! To learn more about the NBM’s plan for its facilities, you are invited to the public update sessions at NBM Exhibition Centre, Market Square, Saint John, NB.New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John, E2L4Z6.www.nbm-mnb.ca  506-643-2300 / 1888-268-9595See More
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The Lost War: 1776-1783 exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum at New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L4Z6

February 18, 2015 at 9am to February 22, 2015 at 5pm
New Brunswick was created out of the western portion of Nova Scotia in 1784 as a result of the American War of Independence. Many had opposed rebellion. More than 500,000 of these Tories or Loyalists existed at one time or another but most chose to remain part of American society. For others, at least 60,000, exile was the only alternative. In 1783, over 30,000 boarded vessels in New York for Nova Scotia and nearly half of these came to what is now New Brunswick in spring, summer and fall…See More
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