Winter has never been my season. But this year feels even more colorless and I know I’m not alone in that feeling. The activities that normally bring me joy during these colder months aren’t currently possible and the city feels burdened, even with the promise of a new year. So, I’ve been looking for ways to safely connect with my friends and family while finding the little joys peppered throughout the city.
For many, this year has been the longest cumulative time spent with a significant other. For others, this year has been an entirely new challenge; navigating the single seas during a global pandemic. This time spent together or apart can be easily paraphrased: it’s been the best of times; it’s been the worst of times.
Did you know that the Moncton Market has existed for over 100 years? It first opened its doors on December 6, 1884 and has flourished since then. The location has changed twice, to end up at its current location at 120 Westmorland Street. Not only has it grown, the Moncton Market has also acquired a wide variety of vendors that have made it stand out as a unique experience in downtown Moncton.
Of the many new developments in downtown Moncton, you have without a doubt noticed the spectacular building that is FiveFive. Located at 55 Queen Street, it houses a vast array of businesses and services.
Following the previous post about social inclusion, Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc (DMCI), in partnership with the YMCA Reconnect, would like to highlight a special summer program called Downtown Ambassadors.
The Congrès mondial acadien is not only the gathering of a community. The CMA is also a celebration of the Acadian culture, language and identity. This event, which occurs every five years, took place in New Brunswick and on Prince Edward Island in 2019 to pay homage and celebrate the continuity of Acadians around the world.
Homelessness is more than simply a housing issue. It is also a social issue. Homelessness affects over 230 000 Canadians every year, and Moncton is not immune to this situation. But what makes Moncton unique is its community who thrives to do better and to be better.