Red Triangle Award Recipients Announced

Saint John, NB— The YMCA of Greater Saint John announced details of the 2019 Red Triangle Award Gala and the recipients of the Red Triangle and Leader to Watch Awards at a Press Conference held today at the Saint John Regional Y.

The 28th annual Red Triangle Award Gala will be held at the Saint John Regional Y on April 11th. The elegant reception style event will feature delicious food catered by popular restaurants and the formal presentation will highlight the evening.

Funds raised at this event will support the Strong Communities Campaign, ensuring that YMCA programs are accessible to everyone. The year’s presenting sponsor is Emera New Brunswick. They were represented by General Manager, Rob Belliveau at today’s event, “Emera New Brunswick is proud to be part of this community and proud to be part of The Red Triangle Awards which recognizes leaders who are making a difference in our community.”

The Red Triangle Award recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the community. This year’s recipient is Dr. Shelley Rinehart.

Shelley is passionate about her community and displays her love for community
development through her dedicated volunteer work. Besides her commitment to building healthy communities through volunteerism at the YMCA, Shelley gives back to many other organizations and initiatives including the Canadian Mental Health Association and Early Literacy Friends.

The Leader to Watch Award recognizes a young individual that is a role model for other young adults in our community. The individual demonstrates leadership and enthusiasm in their work, in learning and in volunteering in our community. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Brown.

Jennifer is an active volunteer and role model in our community. She is passionate about eliminating poverty throughout the region and works to advocate for many young people. She supports a number of community initiatives through her work and volunteer commitments. She is determined to make a difference by sharing her story and working to ensure others are provided with opportunities to succeed.

The recipients will receive their awards at the Red Triangle Event on April 11th.

“We are thrilled to be honouring such dedicated and community focused individuals,” said Shilo Boucher, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. “The Red Triangle awards are about people that make a difference in the lives of others, role models that lead by example. Shelley and Jennifer are making a difference in our community every day.”

Tickets will go on sale today and will be available online at


Additional information on the award recipients:

Dr. Shelley Rinehart:

Shelley has a long history with the YMCA of Greater Saint John. Besides holding the position of Past Chair on the Board of Directors and the Red Triangle Committee, she was a member of the Capital Campaign Committee for the Saint John Regional Y. She is also a billet family for the Saint John Seadogs and volunteers to coordinate post-secondary education for the team. Shelley is an advocate for early literacy and education. She supports the business community as a judge for the Board of Trade Outstanding Business Awards, past chair of Saint John Energy and Board Member for Port Saint John. In May of 2018 she was honoured with the University of New Brunswick’s President’s Medal, which recognizes dedicated service to the university and community.

Jennifer Brown:

Jennifer is committed to empowering future generations in her community. As Chair of the YMCA’s Youth Council, Jen works to lead a committee of young professionals that are focused on youth retention throughout Greater Saint John. She is the Vice-Chair of PRO Kids Saint John and sits on the Enriched Education Action Team for Living SJ. As the Director of Events for Fusion Saint John she works to connect young professionals and provide opportunities for growth. Jenn also volunteers as the Field Hockey Coach for St. Malachy’s Memorial High School and was named a Fundy Wellness Champion in 2018. In 2014, Jenn was awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award and showcases her passion for others daily through her work and volunteer roles.

About the YMCA of Greater Saint John

The YMCA of Greater Saint John is a trusted charity that delivers lasting personal and social change. We are committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. There are 15 locations throughout Greater Saint John. Together, we serve more than 22,000 people. Our focus on providing a sense of belonging and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through the Y’s Strong Communities Fund, we are accessible to all.

About Emera New Brunswick:

Emera New Brunswick, a subsidiary of Emera Inc. is headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, and owns and operates the Brunswick Pipeline, a 145 km natural gas transmission pipeline that delivers natural gas from the Canaport Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal near Saint John, New Brunswick to markets in Canada and the US Northeast.

Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and energy services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia with approximately $30 billion in assets and 2017 revenues of more than $6 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, gas transmission and distribution, and utility energy services with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries.

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