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Village Names Park Pavilion after Amy Jardine

During an afternoon of celebrating the accomplishments and honouring the memory of Amy Jardine, the village of Blackville surprised his family by naming the park pavilion: the Amy Jardine Memorial Pavilion. The twenty-eight hundred square foot pavilion, constructed in 2015, has been the main venue of most community events.

Council members also presented the family with a plaque that will be installed on the “Rock of Fame” at the entrance of the park. It’s inscription: “In appreciation for all of your countless hours of generosity given to our village and surrounding communities”.

The three hour event was well attended and a great success.  Donations were accepted throughout the day, and t-shirts were sold with all proceeds from the event going to the Amy Jardine Memorial Fund. Set up by his family, the fund was created to allow them to donate $50 to each community benefit in his memory, and also to give $500 to two graduates at Blackville School each year.

Local musicians, and friends of Amy’s, performed throughout the day, and the Blackville Firemen’s Club provided a bbq. Facepainting for kids was done by Brenda Donahue Green. Councillor Cindy Underhill spoke on behalf of the village and Bernie Colepaugh was master of ceremonies.

View photos from the event below. Click an image to enlarge.

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 Orland O'Donnell on September 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    A1 IDEA for all he did for the area at no cost. A REAL HONOR.

  2. Avatar Pauline Rantz on September 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    What a nice celebration of Amy, my old Keenan siding friend.

  3. Avatar Percy Conners on September 24, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Nice memorial celebration for Amy, looks like all had a good time. Great photography work as usual, Les, congrats.

  4. Avatar Joyce Donovan on September 24, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Wonderful! Amy, was a very special person, with a heart full of kindness ! Very well deserved!

  5. Avatar Sandie Jardine Burns on September 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Amazing day and we were so honored!! Much love to all!!!

  6. Avatar Dawn Moody Langlois on September 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    WOW!!!! Beautiful

  7. Avatar Jamie Hallihan Huskins on September 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Great pictures and so deserving

  8. Avatar Bernice Moody on September 24, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This was so beautiful. Sorry I missed it.

  9. Avatar Virginia Urua Campbell on September 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Lovely family picture.

  10. Avatar Patricia and Larry Sutherland on September 24, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Such a wonderful honor to Amy…sorry I missed it.

  11. Avatar Susanne Saulnier on September 24, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Very happy to be part of this and in years to come . Honored to be asked to sing “Keep on the Sunny Side”

  12. Avatar Liz Normand on September 24, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Such a awesome Memorial to honour our communities best friend…..such generosity to all…

  13. Avatar Larry Conners on September 25, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, great turnout, looks like everyone is having a good time!

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