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Blackville School Teacher to Receive ‘Friend of the River’ Award

Les McLaughlin

Blackville School teacher Ashley Hallihan will be presented with the Friend of the River Award at the Northumberland Salmon Protection Association and Miramichi Salmon Association’s 21st annual joint fundraising dinner. The event takes place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel.

The prestigious Friend of the River award recognizes individuals and companies that have made significant and long-standing contributions to the ongoing effort to conserve the Miramichi River’s iconic, yet seriously threatened, wild Atlantic salmon population.

Previous recipients of the award include Tilly O’Neill Gordon, Bill Fraser, Debbie Norton and Dewey Gillespie.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person or $500 for a sponsor table and can be acquired by contacting Nola at (506) 622-4000. The evening includes a meal, raffles, a silent auction and live auction.

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