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Vickers River Tubing Donates $1,000 to Outdoor Basketball Court project; challenges businesses

Vickers River Tubing has donated $1,000 to the Blackville Rec Council towards the installation of a new outdoor basketball court that will be erected in the village.

Tyler Vickers, owner of Vickers River Tubing, has challenged other local businesses, groups and organizations to make a donation as well.

Donations towards the Rec Council’s basketball court project can be made at the Blackville village office, 12 South Bartholomew Road. The office is open on Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Fundraising efforts continue for the project, including a recent slow pitch tournament held at the Blackville Ball Park.

For more information about Vickers River Tubing, visit their website at

For all updates about the Outdoor Basketball Court Project, click here.

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Nancy Hallihan-Sturgeon on August 11, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Amazing local business & awesome challenge.
    Time to rally together for the kids and get them a basketball court 🏀

  2. Avatar Phyllis Young on August 11, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    That’s awesome💕

  3. Avatar Caroline Vickers on August 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Nice to see my brother giving back to the community ❤️ Makes me proud

  4. Avatar Ray Croft on August 11, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Awesome Tyler

  5. Avatar Sarah Gilbert Hennessy on August 11, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Awesome 🙂

  6. Avatar Jackie Brophy Jardine on August 11, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    I love seeing this! Okay, local businesses, let’s make this happen. ❤ Vickers River Tubing – thank you for taking the lead!

  7. Avatar Honey Curtis on August 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    That’s awesome 👏

  8. Avatar Peggy McNeil on August 11, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    White Rapids Logging will donate 1000.

  9. Avatar Matt Sturgeon on August 12, 2021 at 10:58 am

    A great initiative for the village. Tyler Vickers is setting the standard for the community. Great job!

  10. Avatar Daniel Richard on August 12, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Awesome job Tyler Vickers and Vickers River Tubing keep spreading this around!!! Hopefully more businesses will follow!!

  11. Avatar Erin Savage on August 13, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Amazing ❤ What a wonderful town we live in! I am so glad to be here.

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