Thursday, January 29, 2009

Who are your Unsung Heroes?

Every community in Newfoundland and Labrador has them. They are the people who make your community a pleasure to live in. They work to improve life for you and your neighbours. They run our community centres and church groups, they are environmentalists, educators, parents and community builders.

There are so many people who deserve the mention of being an unsung hero. Ron Fitzpatrick of Turnings in St. John's is an example of a person who works tirelessly for others and works to make live safer and more enjoyable for all and we've honored him as the first CLCC Unsung Hero.

Who are the unsung heroes in your community? The CLCC would like to hear about them. Send your Unsung Hero story to

Friday, January 16, 2009

Harbour Grace for CBC Hockeyville!

The CLCC has has strong support from the people of Harbour Grace and the communities of the area. Time to payback that support:

Vote for Harbour Grace for CBC's Hockeyville. It will mean some great publicity, community pride, and investment into the S.W.Moores Memorial Stadium.

Best of Luck Harbour Grace, from your friends at the Community Linkages Concept Committee!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Community Builders, The Unsung Heros

At the Community Linkages Concept Committee (CLCC) we speak often about the positive changes that happen on a community level. We know that in each community there are unsung heros who fight for their community and for the betterment of Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole.

To launch the new CLCC blog I would like to acknowledge our first Community Unsung Hero. Although the CLCC is largely known for its campaign for rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians we recognize also that urban communities have their own issues. It is with this concern that we would like to acknowledge Ron Fitzpatrick of Turnings. Mr. Fitzpatrick is a man devoted to rehabiliting the community through healing some of our most troubled citizens. Those fighting addictions that have lead their lives down some difficult paths. Their personal battles affects us all, their desperation increases crime and causes people to make the wrong choices in life.

Turnings is a group now in financial difficulty and in danger of closing. I would like to impress upon industry supporters and government to continue the services of Turnings and those organizations who aid addicts in their quest for clean living.

To Ron Fitzpatrick and the people at Turnings, thank you and keep up the good work.

DJ Fancey
CLCC Secretary

Note: Neither Ron Fitzpatrick, nor Turnings is associated in any way with the CLCC, the CLCC would just like to highlight the work of Turnings as being the essential sort of service that builds healthy communities.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Community Linkages Concept Committee

The Community Linkages Concept Committee with chair Ray Johnson will host this blog as a means of posting articles and discussion topics of interest to our members and supporters.

Follow our main website at or e-mail us at to suggest topics, write an article or for information on joining.