Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Grant presented to Lutz Mountain Heritage Foundation
Snowshoe Partnership Program
Launch of Roger's Channel 70 - Legislative Proceedings
2006 Mastercard Memorial Cup Kickoff Celebration
A great shot of the fireworks displayed at the Memorial Cup Kickoff Celebration. The Memorial Cup is being held in Moncton this year and this was the party to get it started.
A shot of the cake being served for the Memorial Cup Celebration.
Tankville School Restoration Project
International Kite Festival
Announcement of Irving Personal Care Plant
Tour of Industrial Rail Services Inc.
Emergency Generator for Kinsman House
Monday, April 03, 2006
ABU Safety Concern Addressed
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
John Betts Supports the NB Rising Stars
Friday, December 9th, 2005
The Petitcodiac Room, The Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
Fredericton, New Brunswick
The Mentorship Committee is very pleased to announce the Rising Stars Year End event for the 2005 year. This event promises to be truly memorable. We have two outstanding individuals who have graciously agreed to speak at the event -
Dr. Nancy Mathis and Mr. John Thompson.
The event is focused on two key issues affecting the Maritime Provinces - Retention of IT Talent and Innovation. There is time set aside for networking and discussion as well as a tour of the legislature. The tour will include a welcome and introduction of the 2005 Rising Stars from the floor of the Legislative Assembly by John Betts, MLA, Moncton Crescent.
The Rising Stars event is an annual event sponsored by the Greater Moncton Knowledge Industry Network.
The objective for this event is to recognize workers, in knowledge industry companies or organisations, who have distinguished themselves with the quality of their work and for their positive impact in the industry.
These Rising Stars, in addition to being recognised for their work, will be provided with a mentorship program for the year. The objective of the mentorship program is to prepare them to become our future leaders … and entrepreneurs.
John Betts, Moncton Crescent MLA
John Willis Betts was born on February 17, 1949, in Moncton. He graduated from Moncton High School and was a founding member of the N.B. Symphony Youth Orchestra.
He was first elected to the Fifty-Fourth Legislature as a Progressive Conservative MLA in the provincial general election held on June 7, 1999. He represents the constituency of Moncton Crescent and served as chairman of the government caucus.
He was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick on June 9, 2003. He chairs the Select Committee on Education and is a member of the Standing Committees on Privileges, Public Accounts, Legislative Administration, and Crown Corporations. He is vice-chair of the Standing Committees on Private Bills, Law Amendments, and the Ombudsman, and chairs the South East New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Caucus. On December 7, 2005, he was appointed Deputy Speaker of the New Brunswick Legislature.
He was the Music Co-ordinator for School Districts 2 and 4 for 22 years and holds a Bachelor of Science from Gordon College in Boston, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Education Administration from the Université de Moncton. He received the Birks Medal for student leadership at Teachers' College (UNB), and a hockey scholarship at Gordon College in Boston.
He spent 28 years in the education field, and served on the Department of Education's provincial curriculum committee.
Starting in 1986, he was elected to Moncton City Council for five straight terms, serving for 13 years until June 7, 1999, and he taught music at Evergreen Park School from 1996-1999. He was project leader for two FCM and CIDA "Africa 2000" programs in 1990 and 1992 and was given a Rotary scholarship for study in England and Wales in 1980.
He chaired the New Brunswick Heritage Fair and Maritime Band Festival and directed several school district bands and choirs. He and his family have written and recorded several music compositions and he was music director at Sunny Brae and Highfield Baptist churches.
He won the Atlantic Masters Windsurf Racing championship in 1990 and came sixth in the Nationals in 1991.
John and his wife Rolene have been married for 33 years and Rolene is completing her PhD in Education at UNB. They have three children, Jason (Toronto), Jessica (married to Jonathan Cook in Yarmouth) and Jared (NSCAD University in Halifax).