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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency.

Your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan how to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations.

It only takes 20 minutes to complete a personalized plan online. You can then print it out.  Most of this information can be filled out on your own.  You may need to get some information from your municipality.  To complete your emergency plan online, visit the <<Make an emergency plan>> page from the website.

To fill out your home emergency plan, you will need to think about the following:

  • Safe exists from home and neighbourhood
  • Meeting places to reunite with family or roommates
  • Designated person to pick up children should you be unavailable
  • Contact persons close-by and out-of- town
  • Special Health needs
  • Place for your pet to stay
  • Risks in your region
  • Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain

Basic Emergency kit:

  • Water – at least two litres of water per person per day. Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order
  • Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (Replace food and water once a year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Crank or battery-powered flashlight (an extra batteries)
  • Crank or battery powered radio (and extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Extra keys to your car and house
  • Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and change for payphones
  • A copy of your emergency plan and contact information
  • Special items such as prescription medication, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities or food, water and medication for your pets or service animal (personalize your kit according to your needs).


Summer Splash 2017


The 19th edition of the Summer Splash was a great success this year .The reason behind this great success came from the help of the numerous volunteers that came to help us. We owe you a great hand of applause and many thanks because without the volunteers we would have had a difficult time making this weekend a reality. To our overwhelming sponsors that donated very generously toward our weekend, financially without you we could not put together a full weekend of activities as we did. To our partners that believe in this festival year in and year out and whom are engaged with us on many projects before and after the weekend in which nobody sees or recognizes, we appreciate your help also with a big thank you. A special mention to the organizing committee that puts many hours, efforts, sweat, determination and hard work to make this festival  one to remember for the books for sure. On this note, there are no words to describe the THANK YOU that you all deserve. We are very proud to have the opportunity to have this event for our community but also for our neighboring communities to enjoy this festival also and that being said, on one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

Next year will be the 20th edition of the Splash with dates to be confirmed. We are always in need of volunteers, partners, sponsors and committee members. We invite you to join our team and continue with us with this festival.  All proceeds of this event go towards the beach for the next 20 years.

Thank you to the population of Restigouche County for supporting and participating to this festival. In the name of the committee I say, we can’t wait to see you once again, on the beaches of Charlo in July 2018.


Fall Fair 2017

The organizing committee is very satisfied with the great turn-out of the festival overall which was held during the weekend of September 8th to the 10th. It is too early to announce if the festival was a success on a financial level, as the final report is not complete yet but we are very happy with the amount of visitors during the weekend!

We will now take a few months of well-earned rest before we start to plan the next festival. An invitation will be sent to all citizens of the village to join our team where we will start our activities in 2017. We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers; please do not hesitate to join us!

We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers and our generous sponsors who made these events possible!

Winners of the house decoration contest (in no particular order):

Mary MacDonald & Donna Cormier

Winner of the beef draw: Denis Diotte


Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day / Jour du Souvenir

Memorial Park   CHARLO  Parc Commémoratif

November 11 novembre, 2017

Remembrance Day marks the end of hostilities during the First World War. It is an especially important time to remember wartime sacrifices.  The ceremony at the Charlo Memorial Park will begin at 9:00 am.  All are welcome!

  • National Anthem / Hymne National
  • Last Post / La dernière sonnerie
  • Reading of ‘Flanders Field’ / Au champ d’honneur
  • Wreath Ceremony / Cérémonie des dépots de couronnes
  • God Save the Queen Anthem / Dieu protège la Reine


Symposium 2017

Jocelyne Blanchard was selected to participate at this 3rd annual Symposium which took place at the Aux Quatre Vents school in Dalhousie September 22-23 and 24.

25 chosen artists along with 4 professional artists and 4 students from the Dalhousie high schools presented their works. A beautiful cultural activity!Symposium

Rowers – Traversée Desjardins 250e

27The starting point for the rowers of the <<Traversée en Baleinière>> (boat with 4 rowers and a captain) from Charlo to Carleton-sur-Mer was held on Saturday August 12th from the Charlo beach.  Congratulations to all the participants.  It was a great success.

World Ceramic Art and Craft Biennal – Monique Bujold Brown

Monique Bujold BrownMonique Bujold Brown attended the « World Ceramic Art and Craft Biennal » which took place in Vichte, Belgium from 2-10 September 2017. She was selected along with 104 international artists to take part in this event. Monique, accompanied by her sister Jocelyne Blanchard, another Charlo artist, were the only Canadians in attendance.

St. François Xavier Choir

La Chorale Saint-François Xavier de Charlo has started practising for the solemn mass that will be presented at the Centennial celebrations of the Charlo Church next August 2018. Let us be proud of our religious heritage!


         There will be a Halloween Party for the children of Charlo on Tuesday October 31st, 2017,

         from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Charlo Golden Club.  Treats will be given out and entertainment

         will be provided by the Magician Don Bernard.

         This party is organized by the Charlo Fire Department and sponsored by many organizations

          and businesses from Charlo. This Halloween Party is to help the children have a safe and fun filled

          Halloween without the dangers of passing from door to door.  To do this we need your assistance

          in keeping them off the streets by bringing them where  they can enjoy Halloween together.

           Let’s work together in making this a success.

Congratulations to Mrs. Gisèle Laviolette

Congratulations to Mrs. Gisèle Laviolette – Citizen of the Year 2017

Mrs. Gisele Laviolette was named Charlo Citizen of the Year 2017 during the official opening of the 44th  Charlo Fall Fair.  The Village of Charlo congratulates you and conveys warm wishes to you from the people of the municipality on this special occasion.

Mrs. Laviolette received flowers and a plaque from the Village of Charlo, certificates from Senator Paul McIntyre, Mr. René Arseneault MP, Federal Government, Honorable Gilles Lepage MLA , Minister of Labour, Employment and Population Growth and Mr. Donald Arseneault MLA Campbellton-Dalhousie.2

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