May 6, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Twenty-nine senior goodwill ambassadors have been appointed to a new mandate by Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny.
"Our senior goodwill ambassadors are dedicated and caring New Brunswickers who volunteer their time to promoting our province and sharing the message that seniors in our province are active and involved in their communities," said Kenny. "These seniors provide a valuable service to our province in helping to promote New Brunswick as the place to be at any age."
As part of their mandate, senior goodwill ambassadors are invited to greet visitors to the province, address community groups, take part in and organize community activities and encourage travellers to extend their visits to New Brunswick. They participate in conferences, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and presentations; they also help guide visitors to the province.
"Seniors in our province have plenty to contribute," Kenny said. "They have experience, wisdom and knowledge to share. They make great volunteers, mentors and friends. They have the ability to enrich the lives of others.
"The Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to shine, to interact with people, and highlight New Brunswick wherever they go."
Senior goodwill ambassadors are also involved with the New Brunswick Legends Program, which teaches New Brunswickers legends and stories about the province.
Individuals or organizations interested in benefiting from the services of the senior goodwill ambassadors may contact the Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat, 506-457-6811.
The senior goodwill ambassadors appointed are:
MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Cole, communications, Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat, 506-444-3522.