The Community Foundation would like to wish Juanita L. Black a very happy birthday, as she turns 65 on Friday, March 29th.
We would also like to congratulate Juanita as she retires from Around the Block, where she has been involved since the newspaper’s inception and has been Coordinator since the second issue.
During her career, Juanita has received several awards for her work including The Vibrant Communities Canada Innovation Award, The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, The City of Saint John Merit Award, The YMCA Peace Medal, The Elizabeth Fry Society: “Rebels with a Cause” Award, The Crime Prevention Association of NB Certificate of Recognition, The George Lawson Memorial Award and she has also been awarded a Crescent Valley Community Tenants Association Life Membership for all of her hard work and dedication in Crescent Valley.
Juanita is an exceptional leader and a tireless advocate for The Crescent Valley/Anglin Drive area and beyond to all of the priority neighborhoods in Greater Saint John.
Circle of Friends, in lieu of gifts, donations to The Juanita L. Black Bursary Fund would be appreciated. We are recommending $65 for 65 years but any amount would go a long way towards building Juanita’s fund for students at Harbour View High School who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Donations can also be mailed to The Community Foundation - Box 20061, Brunswick Square, Saint John, NB, E2L 5B2) or by calling 343-5159.