People Link Public Service Announcement

This bulletin contains the following 8 items:


  2. TAFELMUSIK AND THE GALILEO PROJECT: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES  (Fredericton, Special Events on Nov. 19 & 20 & 27, 

            Concert on November 27, 2014)

  1. HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING OUR LIVES (Fredericton, November 20, 2014)
  2. YMCA PEACE MEDALLION CEREMONY (Fredericton, November 22, 2014)
  3. EVERYWHERE TO GO(Fredericton, November 22, 2014)
  4. MICHAEL CRUMMEY TO READ AT UNB-SJ (Saint John, November 24, 2014)
  5. HOW-TO GUIDE FOR EXECUTORS (Fredericton, November 27, 2014)
  6. ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE (Webinar, December 9, 2014)




    Emergency Medicine Research Day in New Brunswick will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Saint John Regional Hospital 5DN Amphitheatre.

    Admission is free.

    To register please call 648-6092 or email


  1. TAFELMUSIK AND THE GALILEO PROJECT: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES  (Fredericton, Special Events on Nov. 19 & 20 & 27, 

            Concert on November 27, 2014)


Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra Tafelmusik is internationally renowned for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. The group excels in performing music from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics.

This imaginative concert, commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope, explores the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. The dynamic musicians at the heart of Tafelmusik perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers. The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres features poetic narration, choreography, and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel.

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30-7pm
A Space Odyssey in Blacklight

Children of all ages are invited to join us for a blacklight odyssey through the sky. Explore the life of Galileo, the man who proved that the Earth revolves around the sun.
Fredericton Public Library | No charge
Register by calling 506.460.2806

Thursday, November 20, 6:30-7pm
A Reading of Mary Lou’s New Telescope

Fredericton Public Library | No charge

Thursday, November 20, 8pm (rain date November 24, 8pm)
Stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada & the UNB Astronomy Club

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, New Brunswick chapter and the UNB Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing at the William Brydone Jack Observatory – Canada’s oldest observatory.
William Brydon Jack Observatory, University of New Brunswick, Bailey Drive | No charge

Thursday, November 27, 6pm
Get to know Galileo and Stargazing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 

Take in some early evening stargazing and learn more about Galileo while exploring one of the world’s first telescopes.
Playhouse entrance | Non-ticketed | No charge

Thursday, November 27, 6:30pm
Pre-Show talk with Tafelmusik’s own Alison MacKay 

Join Alison MacKay in an exploration of her creation of The Galileo Project.
Playhouse West Gallery | Non ticketed | No charge


  1. HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING OUR LIVES (Fredericton, November 20, 2014)


Are you thriving in the digital age? Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark and the author of The Virtual Self, will pose this question on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm at the Wu Centre auditorium, UNB Fredericton Campus.


In the first lecture of the series Re-Imagining the Internet hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s Andrew’s Initiative, Ms. Young will present a talk, entitled Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom.


Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Following the talk, Ms. Young will be available to sign her latest book, The Virtual Self:  How Our Digital Lives Are Altering The World Around Us, published by McClelland and Stewart.  The book will be available for sale that night.


For more information, please visit


  1. YMCA PEACE MEDALLION CEREMONY (Fredericton, November 22, 2014)


YMCA Peace Medallion Ceremony for Sorcha Beirne and Andy
Scott. The Board of Directors and Global Initiatives Committee of the
Fredericton YMCA are pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2014 YMCA
Peace Medallion in Fredericton are Sorcha Beirne and posthumously Andy Scott.
The YMCA Peace Medallion originated in Fredericton in 1987 and is now awarded
by YMCAs throughout Canada. The medallion will be presented at a ceremony to
be held at the Fredericton YMCA on Saturday evening, November 22, 2014 at 7pm.
The medallion recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who – without any
special resources – are able to stand as models of the contributions all
persons could make if they chose. Sorcha Beirne, 16 years old, born in Ireland
and a resident of Fredericton, founded the social justice group The
Fredericton Youth Feminists in 2013. She has been involved in Reproductive
Justice New Brunswick since the foundation of the group. Sorcha has organized
fundraisers, galas and rallies in support of feminist issues. She speaks to
both local and national media, including CBC’s The Current on reproductive
justice. In March, 2014, Beirne received funding to attend and take part in
the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Conference held at the UN
headquarters in New York City. Beirne is a grade 12 student with a strong
social justice commitment and hopes to pursue a career in filmmaking. Andy
Scott was a native of Fredericton and was raised in Barker’s Point in a family
that valued good citizenship and social responsibility. As a university
student, Andy drove the bus for students with disabilities and was passionate
about his Camp Rotary work. He always made it a priority to be at the Boyce
farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings to hear what people were concerned about
and from these engagements Andy created the “People’s Forums.” These forums
brought together the community and politicians from all parties to address
social issues and policies head on. The issues addressed at the forums became
the issues put forth in government. Andy Scott championed the Kelowna Accord
to provide resources and address gaps to aboriginal communities. He was also
an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His last
project was to establish the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network at
University of New Brunswick to bridge the gap between academics and policy
makers. He was most proud of being a husband and father.


  1. EVERYWHERE TO GO(Fredericton, November 22, 2014)


Very good news!  Ian Sherwood is bringing his newest release “Everywhere To Go” to the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on November 22nd.   He is an outstanding performer from Halifax and his newest CD, “Everywhere To Go”, is already receiving lots of critical acclaim.  Here is a sample of comments:


Bob Mersereau, CBC Fredericton.  Ian himself has been described as: “… a natural performer, a highly personable guy who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

Adam Bowie, The Daily Gleaner.  “If you haven’t heard of this guy yet, you might think about grabbing some tickets to this show. I think his career is heading for another level thanks to this recording and his work ethic…..with new touring opportunities opening up to him in the UK and the United States, it looks like he will be a busy man in the days ahead.”

Stephen Cooke, Halifax Chronicle Herald.  “Everywhere To Go… a record full of surprises and soul, and strong musicianship from start to finish”  “Everywhere To Go is a record which deserves to be heard far and wide. Despite starting out as a saxophonist, acoustic folk is Ian Sherwood’s forte and it’s something he does rather well.”


Time:                                      8:00pm.

Admission:                             $15.00 at the door  or $12 in advance (from web site at   – Go to “Shows”)  or click on the link below:

Address:                                 732 Charlotte Steet Fredericton, NB.

Venue phone:                        506-454-6952.


  1. MICHAEL CRUMMEY TO READ AT UNB-SJ (Saint John, November 24, 2014)


Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey will read from his latest novel,Sweetland on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series.

Michael Crummey grew up in mining towns in Newfoundland and Labrador and studied English at Memorial University in St. John’s. He taught English in China and worked at the International Day of Solidarity with the people of Guatemala. His three books of poetry and book of short stories have been nominated for and received numerous awards, as well as being twice included in the League of Canadian Poets’ annual contest anthology.

His debut novel, River Thieves, became a Canadian bestseller and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award, the Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing, and the Atlantic Independent Booksellers’ Choice Award. It was also short-listed for the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and was long-listed for the IMPAC Award. His second novel, The Wreckage, was long-listed for the 2007 IMPAC Award while his third novel, Galore, was shortlisted for the 2011 IMPAC Award.

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Alison Hughes at (506) 654-3753 or email


  1. HOW-TO GUIDE FOR EXECUTORS (Fredericton, November 27, 2014)


Have you been asked to be an executor but realize you may need assistance  in fulfilling your duties? If so, please join us in the Fiddlehead Lounge, Governor Hall at Shannex Parkland Fredericton  on Thursday November 27 at 10:00 am. Guest speakers Joseph O’Donnell & Dustin Besaw, (National Bank Financial)  will provide tips and advice on this important role.   Brought back by popular demand,  part 1 of this series focused on the duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the role of an executor and about the different types of power of attorneys. Part 2 of this series will build on the theme of the previous seminar by exploring options that can assist the executor to fulfill their duties. This is a free public lecture with a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.  Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling Penny at 460 8546 or email


  1. ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE (Webinar, December 9, 2014)


We all know that substance misuse and abuse in the workplace is a serious issue, but many are not aware of exactly how costly it can be for both the individual and the organization. Despite being linked to workplace absenteeism, productivity loss, on-the-job accidents and injuries, sick leave and health benefits claims, workplace violence and harassment, and increased legal exposure, substance misuse in the workplace is often misunderstood, and poorly managed.


You may want to take advantage of the webinar on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Workplace, a 60 minute webinar discussing the results of the Conference Board’s latest research study on alcohol and drug abuse at work. Louise Chenier, Manager of Workplace Health and Wellness research for the Conference Board, will discuss this new research in detail, covering such topics as:

  • What is substance abuse and misuse, and how big a problem is it in Canada?
  • What substances are abused or misused, and what are the warning signs?
  • What is the impact of substance use on the workplace, on the individual, and the organization?
  • What can employers do when an employee is suspected of being impaired at work?
  • What are some effective policies and practices employers have applied to mitigate the impact of substance use in their organizations?
  • And much more!

The fee for this session is $249. This rate includes:

  • access to the live webinar and participation in the Q&A session
  • the recording you can share with your HR team and your entire organization – get everyone on the same page to the impact of substance abuse on the workplace and individuals.
  • Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2013 – these conference recordings (value of $499) feature the latest strategies for measuring health and wellness return on investment, including a session on substance abuse with speakers from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

To register,  please visit our website or call 1-866-242-0075. You can also email Please quote campaign code ECADA5when registering


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