The Beacon: June 2017

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HOPE RESTORED – Cape Tormentine celebrates Canada’s 150 th!

The Cape Tormentine Community Development Corporation Inc., in conjunction with Canadian Heritage, are proudly hosting a Canada 150 celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

9 a.m. – Opening remarks and a pancake breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #81

10:30 a.m. – TBA

Noon – Light buffet-style lunch with guided tours at Cape Jourimain in Bayfield

4-6 p.m. – BBQ hosted by the Bayfield/Cape Tormentine Fire Department at the Cape Tormentine Campground. Family activities and games. Free ice cream.

7 p.m. – Kitchen party at the East Botsford Rec Centre in Murray Corner with live music by local artists.

Photographer on site all day.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est finance en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

CANADA C3 VISITS CAPE JOURIMAIN

Canada C3 Visits Cape Jourimain

On June 28, 2017, the Canada C3 Expedition will make one of two stops in New Brunswick at the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre located at the New Brunswick terminus of the Confederation Bridge within the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area.

Canada C3 is a Signature Project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017. It is an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage that will have a cross section of Canadians onboard including students, indigenous leaders, scientist and artists that set sail on June 1st.

The Canada C3 expedition vessel is a 67 metre (220 ft) Canadian-flagged research icebreaker called The Polar Prince that is connected to Canada and the world via the latest satellite technologies, enabling Canadians from coast to coast to coast to experience the Canada C3 journey.

The Cape Jourimain Nature Centre is excited to be part of the exciting voyage so that we can share the work we do to connect Canadians to the natural world along the Northumberland Strait in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Service and their protected areas network.

Canada C3, the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre and the Canadian Wildlife Service invite the public to join us at Cape Jourimain on June 28 to tour the National Wildlife Area, meet the expedition members, and hear more about Canada C3 and Cape Jourimain.

Keep an eye on Facebook and the Cape J website for for updates and details.

***Schedule Update June 28th***
3:30-4:30: C3 Arrival at Cape Jourimain, Welcome and Smudge Ceremony
4:30-6:30: Overview of Cape Jourimain, Museum Tours and Tours to the Cape Jourimain Lighthouse
6:30-7:30: C3 participants will have their meal and explore Cape Jourimain
7:30-9:30ish: Ship to Shore Show, Speeches and Presentations

Cape Jourimain Needs You!

The staff and Board of Cape Jourimain are looking for volunteers to help with specific jobs – would you like to bartend on Fish Fridays, or act as a greeter and information officer in our front building? Other projects include the packing of Cape J branded items for the Craft Boutique. Come join us and help out! Call 538-2220 or send us an email at capejmarketing@gmail.com.

For more news from Cape Jourimain please renew your membership and you will receive an electronic newsletter with information about our new workshops and events!

Position Vacancy – Operations Manager

Position Vacancy – Operations Manager at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Aerial view of Cape Jourimain prior to the construction of Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

We seek to fill the position of Operations Manager for this major non-profit, environmental centre at the New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge. The manager will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Centre which includes supervision and scheduling for a staff of 20-25; overseeing finances; coordinating volunteers and partners and establishing effective relationships and team building. The ideal candidate would be bilingual (French & English); have management experience with a not-for-profit group; organizational and problem solving skills; some knowledge of retail and food services; and an interest in heritage and environmental education, ecotourism and green technology.

This is a seasonal operation, for the most part April-October. Salary to be determined by qualifications.

To apply please send or email copies of the following documents to: John Baxter 925 Route 970, Baie Verte, NB Email – baxter@seaside.ns.ca

1) Letter highlighting interest and qualifications (2) Resume (3) Names and contact information for 3 or more references (not including Board members)

Applications close June 9, 2017

For further information contact: John Baxter (506)381-4809 or baxter@seaside.ns.ca

Celebrate the Anniversary of the Last Iceboat Crossing!

The Cape Tormentine Community Development Corporation is inviting the public to a celebration of 100th Anniversary of the last Iceboat Crossing between PEI and NB.

Tour the Exhibition Hall at Cape Jourimain and enjoy some complimentary refreshments on April 28 from 3 pm – 7 pm.

This is a free event but donations to the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre would be greatly appreciated.

For more information please call 506 538 7229. Or check out this article by Colin MacLean in the Amherst News Citizen-Record.

 

The Cape Jourimain Lighthouse Project

 

The most recent report on the lighthouse repairs is very encouraging, The inside of the lighthouse is in good shape and the final touches are being made on the exterior.  The surrounding land needs to be landscaped  and a deck built before it is safe enough for access.

 

Employment Opportunity for Students!

Are you a student interested in working at Cape Jourimain this summer? We are currently accepting applications for Nature & Heritage interpreters as well as positions at the Iceboat Landing Restaurant.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to operations@capejourimain.ca and ed@capejourimain.ca.

We hope to hear from you!