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Thanks to Dan Paquin of Blackbeard’s Barbershop!

NAC hats are off to Dan Paquin of Blackbeard’s Barbershop at the corner of Bond and St. Paul. When Dan moved his business to our neighbourhood just under a decade ago we immediately saw positive change—people coming and going all day to what has to be the busiest shop in the city. Dan is keen on community and he lead the organization of a couple of successful street parties over the years, reaching out to NAC and Liberty Bikes to get BBQs and music happening on the street.

Recently, Dan in his typically modest way, made an outright donation to NAC of $2,000. He dropped by, took out his cheque book, wrote it up, dropped it on us, and without fanfare said simply, “I like what NAC does for the community”.

Short and sweet and out of the blue.

On behalf of NAC’s members, our board, and staff, I thank Dan for his benevolence and his solid commitment to making St. Catharines a more interesting and vibrant place to live.

Thanks Dan!

Stephen Remus
Minister of Energy, Minds, and Resources


congrats + thank you!

NAC Member James Brown won the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award at this year’s Annual General Meeting! James has been volunteering with NAC every Wednesday for the last year and a half.

We’re grateful for our amazing volunteers.

We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers like you!