Jan. 22, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Two new senior goodwill ambassadors have been appointed to serve in Madawaska and St. John counties, respectively.
Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny has appointed Gilbert R.J. Soucy of Baker Brook to serve in Madawaska County and Gerald Burke of Saint John to serve in St. John County.
"I am pleased these two very worthy candidates have been chosen to serve as senior goodwill ambassadors," Kenny said. "They have become part of our dedicated and caring team of volunteers who devote their time to promoting our province and sharing the message that seniors in New Brunswick are active and involved in their communities."
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, and they help guide visitors to the province. They 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 at 506-457-6811.
The appointments, which fill two vacancies, are for two years, bringing the total number of goodwill ambassadors to 31. Four other positions, in Queens and Victoria counties, are still vacant.
MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Cole, communications, Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat, 506-444-3522.