1964 MSA Contest Winners

A copy of the Daily Gleaner printed on June 4th 1964 arrived in the office today courtesy of Rick Cunjak. On page 17 was a great story entitled Miramichi Salmon Association’s 1964 Contest Concludes. Many of the winners names are familiar and of special note is the eight year old winner – Debbie Blackmore of Sillikers – turns out to be none other than MSA Director Debbie Norton, a now retired teacher who runs Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures in Sillikers.

The Daily Gleaner

Thursday June 4th, 1964

The judging of entries in the Miramichi Salmon Association Art Contest was held in the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel yesterday.

Entries in the contest were made by children ranging in age from six to 14 years. Judging was done by Mrs. HS Wright, Tom Acheson and JTH Fenety.

Prizes for winning contestants were donated by F. A. Harrison of the International Paper Company; Mrs. Wright of Fredericton, and Fraser Companies Ltd., Edmundston.


First prize winners in the six year age group were Larry Lyons, Doaktown; Deborah Rolfe, Boom Road; Charlene O’Donnell and Ronnie Harris, both of Doaktown.

Winners in the seven year old group were Linda Dickinson, Doaktown; Valerie Ward, Doaktown; Faye T. Cowie, Doaktown; and Sheila Brown, Astle.

Eight years of age group winners were Debbie Blackmore, Sillikers; Rosemarie Colford, Doaktown; and Robert Tozer, Sillikers.

Entry winners in the nine ear group were Marshall Gaston, Doaktown; Vernon M Hunter, Boiestown; and Edward Travis, Sillikers.


Ten year old age group winners were Janice Calhoun, Astle; Gary Tozer, Sillikers; and Benny Mountain, Barnettville.

Paul Harris, Blackville; Gerald Kersten, Doaktown; and Kenneth J Murray, Doaktown were winners of first place awards in the age 11 group.

First place awards went to Gary Sutherland, Doaktown; Muriel Hurley, Doaktown; and Stephen Gillis, North and South Esk in the age 12 group.

Winners of first prizes in the 13 year old group were Gerald Beek, Doaktown; and Gary Matchett, North and South Esk.

Prizes in the 14 year old age group were Larry Mullin, North and South Esk; Geraldine Richardson, Lower Derby; and Merlin Hunter, Astle.