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Community Services Department

Direct-Delivery Programs

Summer Entertainment Series

Special Events

Hours of Operation


Music Series

Community Registration

Location and Map


Movie Series

Residential Spring Clean-up

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Sussex Flea Market

Online Registration

NB Day Kings County Agricultural Fair

Mayor and Council



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Community Programs

Facilities, Parks & Trails

Community Partners

Canada Day Festivities

Sports & Active Living

Map/ Locations


Outdoor Pursuits


Sussex SummerFEST

Communtiy Organizations

Special Events

Theatre & Dance Special Needs


General Interest


Seniors Church Programs



Helping Organizations




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COMMUNITY Hours of Operation

(April 3rd - Aug 31st) Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Please note the following closures for statutory holidays: March 30th (Good Friday), April 2nd (Easter Monday), May 21st (Victoria Day), July 1st (Canada Day), August 6th (New Brunswick Day).

Location and Map

8 Leonard Drive (2nd Floor - 8th Hussars Sports Centre)

Contact Us

Community Services Director Jason Thorne 432-4520 Community Services Officer Roberta Craft 432-4574 Main Line 432-4573

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Mayor Marc Thorne

“We take great pride in providing the best recreational activities and facilities to suit any age, interest and skill level. There is truly a program or activity for everyone. I encourage everyone to be active and safe this season�

Members of Council Ralph Carr Tim Wilson Bridget Ryan Deborah Armitage Jane Boyle Graham Milner Eric Nelson

Deputy Mayor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councilllor Councillor Councillor

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Move Town of Sussex Ball Hockey This program is competitive at all levels however beginners are welcome to join. Community Services—432-4573 Ages: 3-14 (14 in Middle School) When: April-June Where: Sports Centre Cost: $30-$75 (depending on age) + $25 jersey deposit. Register at: Goalies register at 50% discount. Goalies can not register online. **New 3-5 year old league*** Cheerleading Learn basic Cheerleading skills which will include some dance and gymnastics. Community Services—432-4573 Ages 5-12 When: Mon & Wed April 9-May 23, 6:15pm Where: Community Room Cost: $75 Family Fun Wellness Classes This is a fun fitness class the whole family can come and get fit together. Community Services - 432-4573 Ages: All When: Tues June 5, July 10, Aug 7, 6:30 pm Where: Sussex Rotary Amphitheatre Cost: FREE


Read & Play Soccer Baseball This program is in partnership with the Sussex Regional Library to encourage reading and physical literacy. Community Services 432-4573 Ages: All When: Tuesdays July 3, 10, 17, 24 at 2:30pm Where: McKnight Field Cost: FREE


Communities In Bloom Seminar Learn how to pick the right soil and right plant plus ask questions on how to achieve the best planting experiences. Community Services - 432-4573 Ages: All When: Thursday April 5, 7:00 pm Where: Community Room Cost: $10

Gardening for Kids Learn how to start seed, and grow some wonderful garden delights. Community Services - 432-4573 Ages: 5-12 When: April 28 & May 5 at 10:00 am Where: Community Room Cost: $24

Jam Making Learn to make sweet homemade jam with the best of the season’s fruit! You will take home several bottles of jam to share. Community Services - 432-4573 Ages: All When: Wednesday July 11, 6:00pm Where: Jubilee Hall Cost: $26 Homemade Pickles Learn to complement your meals all winter long! You will be able to take with you three varieties of pickles for your family. Community Services - 432-4573 Ages: All When: Wednesday Aug 29, 6:00pm Where: Jubilee Hall Cost: $26 Sewing Workshop Learn to do alterations and hems like a pro. The class requires 2 fabrics. Sewing machine is required. Ages: 16 + with sewing experience When: Tuesday May 1 and 8, 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Community Room Cost: $45 Quilting Workshop Learn to make a table Runner and a Baby Quilt - It’s a quilt-as-you-go project that is quick and fun. Sewing machine is required. Ages: 16 + with sewing experience When: Tuesday May 15 and 22, 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Community Room Cost: $50 Basic Budgeting Workshop Please pre-register. Community Services - 432-4573 Ages: 16+ When: Wednesday May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Jubilee Hall Cost: FREE

Chefs - Program This program will teach basic and fun cooking techniques. Community Services—432-4573 Grades: 6-8 When: Tuesday April 3 & 10,2:45 pm Grades: 3-5 When: Tuesday April 17 & 24, 3:00 pm Where: Sussex Middle School Kitchen Cost: $20 Books & Cooks This Program is in partnership with the Sussex Regional Library and encourages reading and teaching basic and fun cooking techniques. Regional Library - 432-4585 Ages: 6-12 When: Tuesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2:30pm Where: Community Room at the Sports Centre Cost: Free

Online Registration We are very pleased to announce that you can now register for Town of Sussex programs online at Simply create a family account, select the program you wish to register for, and pay using VISA or Mastercard. In addition to program registrations you will also find: - Facility reservation requests - Facility schedules and availability - Activity Schedules

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May 18 June 01, 15, 29 July 13, 27 August 10, 24 September 7, 21 October 5 Starts a 6pm until dusk

The 8th Hussars Museum 66 Broad St, Sussex, NB (506) 433-5225

Located in downtown Sussex in the Historic Train Station, the 8th Hussars Museum is dedicated to presenting the more than 200 years of military history of Sussex and surrounding area. Open daily from May until September, and by appointment yearround. The museum highlights the 170-year history of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) regiment, the New Brunswick Rangers and that of Camp Sussex, one of Canada’s first permanent military training centres. Other displays tell the story of local soldiers and their experiences during peace and war, both tragic and inspiring.


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Music Series 7:00pm

July 5th

July 7th

August 2nd

Canadian Alt-rock band from Sussex. Featuring Ben Keirstead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards Andrew Erb - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards Brady Jones - Drums, Keyboards Zach Woodill - Bass Guitar

KV Country Band is a five piece group playing a variety of music including classic country, folk, French, gospel, bluegrass, down east fiddling & banjo pickin’.

Cathy’s Hutch band is a mixture of Melissa Etheridge and Tanya Tucker; passion, power, and a huge vocal range. She’s a solid dynamic songwriter & musician too!

Limited seating. Please feel free to bring your own lawn chair. 7


Movie Series 8:30pm

July 4th

July 18th

(PG) FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

(PG) Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

August 1st (PG) Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog

Rain Venue for all events - 8th Hussars Sports Centre Sussex@Play - Spring-Summer 2018 I


Special Events Exciting events providing individuals and families with an unforgettable experience throughout the year in Sussex!

Doug’s RV Sale April 6-8 8th Hussars Sports Centre Come view all the latest models of campers. Contact 433-4222 for more information.

Community Registration Night April 10 - 6pm-8pm 8th Hussars Sports Centre Your one stop for all your Spring Summer activities. Groups can register at 432-4573.

Relay for Life Sussex June 9 - 6pm-11pm Princess Louise Park Remember those touched by cancer. Contact 634-6729 for more information.

Sussex Rotary Brew Festival June 16 - 6pm-9:30pm Poley Mountain Come celebrate a sampling of local craft beers in support of the Rotary Club of Sussex. Tickets through Eventbrite.

Residential Spring Clean-up April 24 & 25 Town Wide This is an opportunity for Sussex residents to clean up their homes and yards.

National Volunteer Week April 15-21 To nominate a deserving volunteer please visit before March 31st.


Sussex 60’s Home Coming July 9-10 If you walked the hall of SHS in the 60’s, this event is for you. There will be many events including a dance. Email carolynkelly60@ for details.

Little Rays Reptile Zoo August 1 - 11am Rotary Amphitheatre One of the most dynamic shows you’ll experience. Rain venue: 8th Hussars Sports Centre. Sponsored by Nelson Monuments.

in Sussex For further details and more events check out the Community Calendar at and visit

Community Clean-up May 5 - 9am Rotary Amphitheatre Free BBQ at noon for all participants. Gloves and bags provided. To register call 432-4573.

SACF Lobster Dinner May 12 Masonic Lodge Take-out dinner of cooked lobster, roll, salad and dessert for $20. Call 433-6244 for tickets.

22nd Annual Antique Power Show May 19 8th Hussars Sports Centre Featuring antique tractors, vintage farm equipment and more. Contact 434-3558 for more information.

Town Wide Yard Sale June 2 - 8:30am-1pm Town Wide Vendor registration $10 at Town Hall. Maps go on sale June 1 at Sharps, Town Hall, and Ultramar ($1).

NB Day Celebrations August 6 - 12-5pm O’Connell Park Free BBQ, games, petting zoo and more. Rain venue: 8th Hussars Sports Centre.

Sussex Flea Market August 17-19 Princess Louise Park Here you will find everything from rare coins to household goods along with great bargains. Visit for details.

Celebrate Sussex August 20-25 Downtown Sussex Each day artists will showcase their talents. A full schedule can be found at www.

Kings County Agricultural Fair August 20-22 Princess Louise Park Showcentre 4H Club displays, exhibits, competitions and more. Visit www. for a full schedule.

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Sussex Flea Market ~ August 17th, 18th & 19th, 2018 The NBAAC Sussex Flea Market is held annually, for three days, starting on the third Friday of August, in Princess Louise Park, Sussex, New Brunswick. Originally organized by the club as an antique automotive flea Market and car corral, The “Sussex Flea Market” has since become a 3-day provincial extravaganza with a broad range of items for sale. The Flea Market Hours are: Friday: 8am to 8pm • Saturday: 8am to 8pm • Sunday: 8am to 3pm Admission is $5 per adult. Children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Whether you’re searching for rare collectables, jewelry, handicrafts, household items, or just looking to spend a fun afternoon browsing through acres of bargains, you’ll find it all at the Sussex Flea Market! You’ll even find your choice of kitchen sinks! There is also an annual Show & Shine held on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. One entrance pass per car with a minimum donation of $5; dash plaques available. Bring your sunscreen, a good hat, and comfortable walking shoes, because you won’t want to miss a thing. Don’t forget to bring along some tote bags to carry your new purchases. If you’re bringing others along, make arrangements to meet up at the main building, just across from the food vendors, if you should happen to get separated.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SERVICE DOGS, NO PETS ALLOWED. AND PLEASE DON’T LEAVE YOUR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE WHILE YOU WALK THE FIELD. KEEP THEM AT HOME WHERE THEY’LL BE SAFE AND SECURE. VENDORS The field will open on Wednesday at 5pm, at the earliest, for vendors. Please do not arrive early! If you will be arriving on Wednesday, please plan ahead so that you arrive in Sussex between 5 and 8 pm. Thursday is Vendor Set Up day and you will have the whole day to set up your lot. The gates do not open to the public until Friday, so take advantage of a leisurely set-up day. The registration gate will open at 8am for vendors who will be arriving on Thursday.

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For a full calendar of events please visit

Hampton High School (Monday & Tuesday) Phone: 832-6069 Sussex Regional High School (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) Phone: 432-7593 Both locations are open all Summer

To book your event at the PLP Show Centre please Contact our manager by email at or call 433-4700

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Canada Day Breakfast Golden Jubilee Hall June 30th 8:00-11:00am Eggs, Sausage, Home fries, Toast, Juice, Tea or Coffee $6.00 per plate Public Swim 12:00-5:00pm PotashCorp Civic Centre $1.50/person Canada Day Parade Walmart to Princess Louise Park 4:00pm Music Entertainment Rotary Amphitheatre 4:00- 10:00pm


Free Hot Dog BBQ (12 and Under) Burton Park 5:00pm Sponsored by The Atlantic Superstore Sussex J.D. O’Connell Kiddies Activities Burton Park 4:00-9:00pm Rock Wall, Human Hamster Balls, Laser tag, face painting, petting zoo Food Vendors Burton Park 4:00-10:00pm For your eating pleasure.



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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Sports & Active Living Sussex Co-ed Slo-Pitch League The Sussex Co-ed Slo-Pitch League is for men and women 16+. Stephanie Ann McFarlane cell 435-3929 Ages: 16+ When: Mon-Sun Where: Sussex Ball Fields Cost: $730.00 Per Team Sussex Tennis Association Come and explore the exciting game of Tennis! After School Program starts May 29th. Ted Robertson - 433-6077 or Visit: or find them on Facebook. Ages: 6-18 When: May-Oct days and time TBD Where: Hans Lammens Tennis Centre Cost: $25-$240 Sussex & District Minor Baseball This organization will teach all asspects of baseball. S&DMB offers co-ed programs and also runs the Sussex Girls Softball. Contact them today! President: Ed Belyea, 435-0016 Email: Registrar: Terry Soucy, 609-3247 Email: Ages: 4-18 When May-Sept days and time TBD Where: determined by schedule Cost: $50-$165


Kings County Soccer Association Soccer for beginners and all levels of players. Norah Deveau - 432-9535 or Ages: 4-18 When: Days and times vary Where: Sussex Middle School Field Cost: $80-$150 Sussex Football Association All skills levels are welcomed and gear is provided with registration cost. Ron Dunfield 433 6279, Mike Perrie - 434-3551 Visit Ages: 5-14 When Aug-Nov days and time TBD Where: determined by schedule Cost: $65-$170 Sussex Taekwondo All skill levels welcomed, uniform is included in registration cost. Burton Murray - 756-2960 or Ages: 5+ When Sept-Jun Mon & Wed 5:30pm & 6:15pm Where: Trinity Anglican Church Cost: $130 registration + $40 per month Kings County Karate This is a great way to get some exercise while leaning some new skills. Edward Gates - 485-2633 or Ages: 5+ When Sept-Jun Wed & Fri 6:00pm & 7:00pm Where: Belleisle Elementary School Cost: $45

Theatre & Dance

Special Needs The Multi-Sensory Room Here resources are matched with the special needs of individuals of the community, young and adult alike. Sussex Middle School - 432-2022 Ages: All When: Please Contact Cost: Free

Kidstuff Theatre Provides lively entertainment to young children and teaches the art of theatre in a fun environment. Find on Facebook or 802-7869 Ages: all ages When: (time varies) Where: Sussex Regional High School Cost: Varies

General Interest

Outdoor Pursuits

Scouts Canada 1-888-855-3336 or Ages: 5-17 When: Sept –June Times vary Where: Please contact Cost: Fees vary Girl Guides of Canada Providing leadership programs for girls. Contact; 1-800-565-8111 or Ages: 5-18 When: Sept-June times vary Where: please contact Cost: Fees Vary

Kings County Family Resource Centre Programming Where families and people can go who either have or care for children from birth to six years of age. KCFRC - 433-2349 Ages: 0-6 When: Mon-Sat time varies Where: 625 Main Street Cost: Free Sussex Vale Quilters This group is for anyone interested in quilting. No experience necessary. Ann Snider - 433-2834 Ages: all ages When: Mon at 7:00pm or Tues at 1:00pm Where: Saint Marks Church Cost: $25 Food Safe Certification Course This is Nationally Accredited Certification Ken Foster – 433-3823 Ages: 16+ When: As needed Where: TBD Cost: TBD

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS General Interest St. John Ambulance Enables Canadians to improve their health, safety & quality of life by providing training & community service. Pet CPR classes are now available. St. John Ambulance - 433-4840 Ages: 11+ When: Dates and Times vary Where: 12 Perry Street Cost: depending on course

Seniors Sussex and Area Seniors’ Centre The Centre offers programs, events and activities for the 50+. Senior Centre - 433-8480 or Ages: 50+ When: Jan-Dec Where: 12 Perry Street Cost: $25 membership

Church Programs St. Francis Xavier and St. Phillips Contact: 433-1902 or Ages: all When: Sun 11am & 4pm Where: 114 Church Avenue Cost: Free


St. Pauls United Church programs We offer childcare during worship each Sunday and provide various programs. Church - 432-1114 or Ages: all When: Sun 10am Where: 4 Morrison Ave Cost: Free Calvary Pentecostal Church We are completely focused on seeing Sussex and the surrounding areas come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. 433-4759 or Ages: All When: Jan-Dec Where: 384 St. George St Cost: Free The Salvation Army Sussex Community Church We are a Christian church and international charitable organization. We offer many programs and services to the Sussex area including a food bank, Thrift Store and emergency services. Contact: 433-3302 Ages: all When Jan-Dec Where: 79 Main Street Cost: Fee Dependent on program Sussex Wesleyan Church Contact: 433-3500 Ages: All When: Various Times Where: 280 Saint George Street Cost: Free

Trinity Anglican Church We seek to be an active holy place of worship and hospitality with many programs offered. Phone: 433-3444 E-mail: Web: Ages: All When: Sun 11:00 am Where: 853 Main Street, Sussex Cost: Free Atlantic Community Church We offer a relaxed atmosphere worship service and a full range of child mining services and children’s programs. Church – 433-8323 or or Ages: all When: Sun at 9:15 am and 11:00 am Where: 78 Route 880 Apohaqui Cost: Free

Higher Life Christian Center We’re getting families connected to the life-changing presence of Jesus Christ. HLCC – 567-0470 or Transportation available for Sunday services. Ages: all When: Sun at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm Where: Various Locations Cost: Free Abundent Life United Church We off a large amount of programs for all ages, come check them out. Church - 433-8008 or Ages: All When: Various Times Where: 489 Main St Cost: Free

Sussex Baptist Church We offer lots of programs for all, join us today! Contact: 433-2100 or Facebook/Sussex Baptist Church Ages: all When: Sun 9:15 am & 10:30 am Where: 24 Church Avenue Cost: Free Faith Bible Baptist Fellowship We offer an array of programs and services to our membership. Church - 433-4685 or Ages: all When: Sun at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm Where: 607 Main Street Cost: Free

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NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANTS This funding is to encourage community engagement and to build a stronger community. You can get up to $500.00 for help with a neighborhood beautification project, a block party, BBQ or anything else that meets the criteria To apply please contact the Community Services Department Call 432-4573 or email

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-Summer camps -Giant Swing -Pool -Rock Wall -Slip n Slide -Low Ropes Course -Kayaks / Canoes -Large Lake Water Toys -and more



Sunday, Monday - Closed

Library Hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 10am-5pm

Wednesday - 12pm-8pm

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Churches Abundant Life United Pentecostal Calvary Pentecostal Christadelphians Ecclesia Evangel Assembly Faith Bible Baptist Fellowship Salvation Army Church St. Francis Xavier St. Paul’s United St. Marks Anglican Sussex Baptist Sussex Wesleyan Trinity Anglican Higher Life Christian Centre Kingswood University

433-8008 433-4759 433-6738 433-1476 433-4685 433-3302 433-1902 432-1114 433-4412 433-2100 433-3500 433-3444 567-0470 432-4400

Community Organizations 8th Hussars Canadian Army 432-7500 Crosswinds Occupational Centre Inc. 432-7500 590 CJCW 432-2529 Girl Guides of Canada 1-800-565-8111 Heritage Valley Home Educators 485-2930 Kings County Foster Families Association 432-2004 Kiwanis Club 839-2696 N.B. Agricultural Museum 433-6799 Sussex and Area Activity Centre 433-1828 Toastmasters 433-5120 Royal Canadian Army Cadets 432-6575 Princess Louise Show Centre 433-4700 Poley Mountain Ski Resort 433-7653 8th Hussars Museum 433-5226 Snider Mountain Ranch 432-6362 Sussex Golf and Curling Club 433-4951 Sussex Farmers Market 839-2296 Snider Mountain Ranch 432-6362 Anglophone South Snow Phone 1-855-535-7669 Welcome Wagon 1-844-299-2466 Kings County Family Resource Centre 433-2349 Lions Club 433-4666

PACK Sussex Chamber of Commerce Sussex Community Foundation Sussex Rotary Club (Rob Driscoll) Potashcorp Civic Centre Royal Canadian Legion #20 Sussex Bowling Alley Bridging New Waters 4H Sussex 4H Calf Club Kings County 4H Beef Club Farm Fresh 4H Club Gentle Giants and Friends

432-2610 433-1845 433-6244 434-0726 432-6100 432-6699 433-6654 433-5466 434-4642 608-0264 432-5106 432-9824

Helping Organizations Addiction Services 674-4300 Alcoholic Anonymous 650-3114 Al-Anon 433-4443 Alzheimer Support Group 1-800-664-8411 Canadian Mental Health 432-2101 Canadian Red Cross 433-5886 CHIMO Help line 1-800-667-5005 Domestic Violence Outreach 433-6879 Heart and Stroke Foundation 432-3100 Kids Help Line 1-800-668-6868 NB Extra Mural Program 432-3280 RCMP 433-7700 Saint John Ambulance 433-4840 Sharing Club 433-6047 Sussex Crisis Pregnancy Centre 432-4006 Sussex Vail Transition House 432-6999 Sussex Resource Centre (Housing) 433-9304 Salvation Army Family Services 433-5461 433-3302 Dial-A-Ride 432-6100, 433-4453 Community Support Worker 433-4453 Work Room 432-7593 Sussex Fire Department 432-4542 Post-Secondary Education 432-2062 Sussex Employment Office 432-2110 Social Assistant 1-866-441-4340 Service Canada 1-800-206-7218 Service New Brunswick Sussex 432-2006 Sussex@Play - Spring-Summer 2018 I


To apply parents can visit or call your local rep at 432-4573


For more information, please contact 433-1085 or email:

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Spring 2018 guide  
Spring 2018 guide