Nov. 18, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Eight New Brunswick individuals and organizations received Community Star Awards today for their efforts to prevent substance abuse in their communities.
Health Minister Mary Schryer congratulated the recipients for their dedication.
"Each of these volunteers is a community champion," said Schryer. "They have participated in awareness and prevention of substance abuse, thereby helping their communities becoming healthier and safer places in which to live."
The recipients are:
The awards are given out as part of Addiction Awareness Week, Nov. 16-21. Schryer invited all New Brunswickers to take part in activities to address the harmful use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs and gambling.
"In the Provincial Health Plan, our government committed to encouraging wellness," said Schryer. "This means we have to focus on problems such as mental health and addictions, while placing greater emphasis on promoting healthy child and adolescent development."
For more information, visit or call the local addiction services centre or visit the Department of Health website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sonya Gilks, communications, Department of Health, 506-453-2536.