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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saint John Y Offering Slew Of Summer Day Camps

Whether your child is an aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Picasso, the Saint John Y has a summer day camp for them. 

The Saint John Y is offering 60 day camps this summer The Y's VP of Wellness, Camping and Community Centres, Adrienne Boudreau tells CHSJ News with so many to choose from, no matter what your kid is interested in, there's a camp for them. 

Boudreau says camps are a great way for a child to test the waters of a new hobby, get active and to socialize with other children.

There's an open house at Camp Glenburn on July 6th from noon to 4 p.m. where you can learn more about the program. For a link to the Y's summer guide, click here.

Restauranteurs To Compete In Poutine Cook-Off

It's the ultimate Canadian comfort food, and local restauranteurs will be competing in a cook-off to see who makes it best. 

The first ever Poutinerie Challenge is being held to celebrate St. Jean De Baptiste Day, and the winner of best poutine gets a trophy and bragging rights. Craig Allen is on the Saint John Canada Day committee and tells CHSJ News almost 10 restaurants are competing, and he's looking forward to see what spin they put on the classic Canadian dish. 

It's happening on Monday, June 24. The chefs will start cooking around noon with samples becoming available a half hour later. Allen says it's free, and samples will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

Three Arrests Made In String of Graffiti

A rash of graffiti in the Kennebecasis Valley leading to three arrests. 

The damage was done to buildings, signs, equipment, and road structures. Two young offenders are facing charges under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and Rothesay Regional Police say they're expecting to make more arrests. 

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for people doing graffiti, since to get rid of and fix it the damage can cost thousands of dollars.

World Class Martial Arts Master Conducting Clinic

One of the top judo Senseis in the world is in town, here to share and showcase his skills.

Sensei Hiroshi Nakamura is one of three ninth degree black belts in Canada, and he's instructing a clinic on the same day 30 people are tested for their next black belt grade. 

Chair of the Judo NB Grading Board, John Mallory, tells CHSJ News a ninth degree black belt is a lifetime achievement, and Nakamura is recognized as one of the foremost experts in Kata around the world.

The first session is from 10am to 12:30pm and the second is from 2pm to 6:30pm at the Shimpokai Judo Club in the Millidgeville North School. There's no cost for spectators.