Today, we had a Council training session from 9AM until 12:30 at which point, we were taken on a bus tour of the City, including several stops.
The first stop was at the Millidgeville Fire Station where we were given a fascinating demonstration of the Hazmat services that our Saint John Firefighters are able to provide. We then watched the firefighters use their equipment to take a car apart in order to get an injured person out without further injuries. (The “person” was, of course, a dummy…..)
From there, we went on to the Carleton Community Centre where we were given a tour, which include a cheerleading demonstration, a tour of their food bank, a demonstration of Zoomers exercise routine, and a look around the health care facilities. Did you know that you could have your blood taken over there? I had no idea. They have so many things going on in there. It was amazing.
We drove around the South End and then headed over to the new Waste Water Treatment Centre on Red Head Road. This is a state-of-the-art facility and very interesting to see.
This evening, a group of us who had graduated from Millidgeville North High School in the years 71, 72, 73 and 74, met for dinner at SPLASH before going on to LEGENDS for a social evening. Not being too comfortable in bars, I didn’t know what to expect at Legends, but it was very nice, with big leather chairs, and several of us sat around chatting for about an hour. Most people stayed longer, but I must admit, it had been a long day, so I went home to bed!!! (Hope nobody thought I was a party pooper… I was just pooped!!)