New Brunswick Day

Welcome to the official page of the 2013 New Brunswick Day celebrations.
The village of Blackville has been selected as the host community for this year's festivities.

Remember, the Official New Brunswick Day celebrations will be held on Monday, August 5th in Blackville, and you’re all invited!

Activities will start in the quaint Miramichi village at 7 am with a hot breakfast at St. Raphael’s Church Hall in Blackville. Breakfast will be served until 10 am.

After the breakfast, the festivities kick off in the Blackville Municipal Park with a fun filled day of family entertainment starting at 10 am with an hour of local entertainment.

Be sure to be at the park for the Official New Brunswick Day Ceremony beginning at 11 am with special guest, Premier David Alward!

“I am pleased the Village of Blackville will serve as the location for this year’s official New Brunswick Day event. I encourage all New Brunswickers to join us by the river to celebrate our day with family and friends and to learn more about New Brunswick’s cultures, rich history, and innovative people,” Premier Alward said.

Following the ceremonies, be sure to stick around for the FREE BBQ, where everybody in attendance will get a free hot dog or hamburger, and a free pop! The BBQ will be served immediately following the official ceremonies.

After lunch, stay in the park to enjoy kiosks and stations set up by various local businesses and organizations, offering cultural entertainment and information ranging from fly tying and casting, all the way to jumping castles, it’s sure to please people of ALL ages! Also be sure to check out all of the local entertainment presented on stage from 12 pm to 5 pm.

FunZone is proud to be offering “Jumping with Jumpstart” in the park from noon until 3 pm. This is an out of the box physical activity initiative in partnership with Canadian Tire JumpStart. The funding and support received allows the Boys and Girls Club of Miramichi to provide air castles and outdoor fun. The goal is to keep kids throughout Miramichi and the surrounding area active, with a fun and exciting air castle experience! Inflatable Bouncers – fun for all kids! Children aged three to 14 years old are invited to enjoy Adrenaline Rush, Pirates Castle, Princess Castle, and Splash Slide!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to show how proud we all are to be from this great province!

Join us by the River in Blackville for New Brunswick Day!

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder, Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart and interim Mayor of Blackville Matthew Sturgeon
Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder, MLA Jake Stewart and mayor Matthew Sturgeon

BLACKVILLE (GNB) - Official New Brunswick Day celebrations will be held this year on Monday, August 5, in Blackville.

"New Brunswick Day is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the past and present of our culture and way of life", said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder. "Last year's celebrations in Saint-André were a great success, and we believe that holding celebrations in rural communities is an ideal way to honour rural life in our province. I encourage all New Brunswickers to celebrate New Brunswick Day, Aug. 5, in Blackville."

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the municipal park, 136 Main Street, Blackville. The official opening will be followed by music, activities and kiosks.

"We are glad to be hosting this year's official New Brunswick Day celebrations," said Matthew Sturgeon, interim mayor of Blackville. "We look forward to showcasing our people and our culture to the entire province, enabling us to be true to our community's motto: Famous for our river but remembered for our people. Come celebrate with us on August 5."

New Brunswick Day has been celebrated since 1976. An official host community has been chosen for New Brunswick Day celebrations since 1990.


Jane Matthews-Clark, communications, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, 506-444-4454,

Date: Monday, August 5, 2013
Time: 10am
Location: Blackville Municipal Park

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