The Blackville Outdoor Rink community skating party drew a large crowd on Friday night, January 31. Over one hundred children took to the ice for the free three-hour event sponsored by the Recreation Council. Inside, the building was filled to capacity with parents and children alike. Blackville mayor Andrew Hawkes, deputy mayor Matt Sturgeon and councillors Cindy Ross and Christopher Hennessy welcomed the group. Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart was also in attendance.
“We’re very pleased with the turnout.” Recreation council president Ian Fortune continued, “I’d like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and all the businesses who donated prizes and made this event a success.”
The ice surface was perfect, as was the weather. Volunteers Cynthia Barry, Roy Nowlan, Jamie Gillespie and Stephen Walls worked the canteen, where hot chocolate and french fries were the popular treats of the night.
There were over 40 prizes donated by local businesses. A full list of winners is below.
Alex Hallihan, Allison Manderville, Amy Walls, Andrew Gillespie, Andrew Jardine, Andrew Walls, Anna Sturgeon, Ava Walls, Avery Hallihan (1), Avery Hallihan (2), Braxton Stafford, Brayden Duffy, Bree Hallihan, Caleb Gillespie, Cassidy Hallihan, Cayden Hallihan, Cheyanne Donahue, Christina Curtis, Coewan Munn, Danika Hallihan, Deanna Nordin, Denver Brennan, DJ Knowles, Erin Moody, Ethan Whalen, Hannah Colford, Henry Glazier, Hunter Donahue, Hunter Merritt, Jaime Vickers, Jerrica Manderville, Jesse Frenette, Jordan Bartley, Kendra McEvoy, Kiara McEvoy, Kobe Curtis, Kolton Porter, Laura Colford, Layla Hallihan, Logan Urquhart, Maddie Underhill, Madison Astle, Maggie Jardine, Marc Munn, Marty Dunn, Nathan Gillespie, Nathan Stewart, Oliver Nowlan, Reese Urquhart, Riley Keenan, River Stewart, Roman Stewart and Torri-Lee Sullivan.
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