Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick visits Summer Literacy and Math Camps in the province
July 2017 (Fredericton) - On July 14, 2017, The Hon. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick visited the Summer Literacy and Math camp in Elsipogtog First Nation. The camp is a partnership between Frontier College and the Mi'kmaq community which is located approximately 80km northwest of Moncton.
The Lieutenant Governor, who was accompanied by her spouse, His Honour Ronald Vienneau, was welcomed by several Councillors from the community as well as the Director of Education, Ivan Augustine. Their Honours brought several story books with them which they read to campers and later gifted to the program. Her Honour also spoke to campers about her role and responsibilities as vice-regal of the province. Their Honours were then treated to an enthusiastic performance of the camp song and camp cheer by the children, and they also presented Her Honour with some thank you cards which they had made at camp.
Update: August 29, 2017: The Lieutenant Governor also visited the Summer Literacy and Math camp at Tobique First Nation, where she was met by the Director of Education, Darrah Beaver; Frontier College's Regional Coordinator, Johnny St-Onge, camp counsellors and campers. Their Honours read to the children - who in turn performed the camp song and dance for the guests - and afterward went on a tour of the school.
Photo above: His Honour, Ronald Vienneau, reading a storybook to campers while Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, in the white cardigan looks on during the visit at Elsipogtog First Nation.
Photo above: Elsipogtog First Nation's Director of Education, Ivan Augustine, welcoming Their Honours to the community.
Photo above: The Lieutenant Governor giving one of the campers at Elsipogtog First Nation a hug to thank her for the card she made.
- 2017 marks the fourth and third year that Frontier College has partnered with Elsipogtog First Nation and Tobique First Nation respectively to offer Summer Literacy and Math camps for children in the community, ages 5 to 12 years old. The camps aim to cultivate a love of reading, prevent summer learning loss, and promote parental and community engagement in the children's learning.
- The camp in Elsipogtog First Nation and Tobique First Nation are funded in part by the communities, as well as The McCain Foundation. In addition to Elsipogtog First Nation and Tobique First Nation, Frontier College is also partnering with Eel River Bar First Nation to offer similar camps to children in the community.
- TD Bank is a lead national sponsor of the Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps program. In 2017, campers will be held in over 130 communities across Canada and are anticipated to reach approximately 8,000 children and youth.
Photo above: Their Honours posing for a group photo with campers at Tobique First Nation.
Photo above: Tobique First Nation's Director of Education, Darrah Beaver, presenting a card created by campers to the Lieutenant Governor.
Photo above: Thank you cards from campers on display at Government House - the Lieutenant Governor's office and official residence.