Spring/Summer Leisure Guide

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Community Services


Hours of Operation

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Mayor and Council

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Ball Hockey


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Summer Entertainment Series Events

Family Fitness Series

Family Movie Series and Family Music Series

Antique Auto Annual Flea Market

Residental Spring Cleanup

Community Cleaup

Sussex Farmers Market


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Hours of Operation

(April 3rd - September 4th)

Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

Please note the following closures for statutory holidays: April 8th (Good Friday), April 10th (Easter Monday), May 22nd (Victoria Day), July 1st (Canada Day), August 7th (New Brunswick Day).

Location and Map

1067 Main Street (New Location)

Contact Us

Community Services Director

Jason Thorne



Community Services Officer

Roberta Craft



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“Spring is in the air and with that we all want to be outside. Remember to visit our parks, playgrounds and our walking trails in both Ward 1 and 2. They are beautiful spaces to be active and share time with family and friends.

Members of Council

Tim Wilson Deputy Mayor

Graham Milner Councillor

Fred Brennan Councillor

Eric Nelson Councilllor

Paul Maguire Councillor

Doug Bobbit Councillor

Catherine MacLeod Councillor

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Mayor Marc Thorne


First Time Home Buyer

This workshop will answer all the questions you might have about what buying a home entail. Not only at the sale but throughout the course of the mortgage including down payments, interest rates, programs available and budgets. This is brought to you by Saint John loans Funds. Register by visiting www.sussexatplay.ca or calling 432-4573

Sussex Ball Hockey

This program is competive at all levels however beginners are welcome to join the fun.

Community Services—432-4573

When: April -May

Where: Sports Centre

Cost: $80-$100 (depending on age)

+$25.00 jersey deposit.

Register at www.sussexatplay.ca

Goalies register at 50% discount however they cannot register online. Please contact the Community Services Department.


Learn basic Cheerleading skills which will include some dance and gymnastics. Register visiting www.sussexatplay.com

Community Services - 432-4573

Ages 5-12

When: Starting in April on Mon 6:00-7:00 pm

Sports Center Community Room

Cost: $75.00

Ages 16+

When: Monday June 5, 6:00 pm

Where: Sports Center Community Room

Cost: Free

We are pleased to offer online registration for f Sussex recreation programs at www.sussexatplay.ca. Simply create a family account, select the program you wish to register for, and pay using VISA or Mastercard. Online registraion is easy, you will receive your confirmation via emai.

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4 Sussex@Play - Spring-Summer 2023 V.1 / sussexatplay.ca Sussex Park Memorial Program Remember or acknowledge a significant historical event, occasion, individual, pet or organization by adding a bench or tree in their memory to one of our many parks, amenities, or along the nature trail. For More Information: Visit www.sussex.ca Call 432-4573 Email recreation@sussex.ca ussex



Every Friday starting May 5th ending Oct 27th from 11 am to 4 pm 602 Main Street




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.



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.

Visit our website www. nbaac.org

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Sussex Flea Market ~ August 18th, 19th & 20th, 2023


Easter Weekend

April 7-10

Watch facebook/Sussex and Area Events for any Ester events taking place.

National Volunteer Week and Youth

Citizenship Awards

April 16-22

To nominate a youth or volunteer please visit www.sussex.ca

Island Pro Wrestling

April 28

7:00pm - 10:00 pm

8th Hussars Sports Centre. Tickets can be purchased at www. islandprowrestling.com

Community Clean-up

May 6th 9:00 am

8th Hussars Sports Centre. Free refreshments at noon for all participants. Please register by visiting www. sussex.ca

Canada Day July

1st 4pm-10:13 pm

Burton Park

Free kids activites, Games, Music food and more. Rain Venue is inside the 8th Hussars Sports Centre.

Movies Series Kicks Off

July 5th 8:30 pm

Rotary Amphitheatre

In the event of Rain the movie will be rescheduled. Visit Sussex NB/ facebook for updates and movie titles.

Music Series Kicks Off

July 6th 7:00 pm

Rotary Amphitheatre

In the event of Rain the music will be rescheduled. Visit Sussex NB/ facebook for updates and music performers.

Bubble Party

July14th 11-1pm

O’Connell Park

Lots of music and bubble fun for all. In the event of rain the event will be rescheduled. Visit Sussex NB/Facebook for updates

Watch our facebook for all weather updates and cancellations



Residential Spring Clean-up

Strating May 8th on your regular pick up day

This is an oppertunity for Sussex residents to clean up their homes and yards.

Roller Disco

May 25 2023. Sussex has partnered with Sunshine Rollers to bring a Neon Party. Visit: Sussex NB on Facebook for more details

Town Wide Yard Sale

June 3

8:30am-1:00 pm Town Wide Vendor registerion is free and done at www.sussex.ca. Maps will be posted online at facebook/Town of Sussex NB

Roller Skating

June 15 2023.

Sussex has partnered with Sunshine Rollers to bring a fun Roller Skating Party. Visit: Sussex NB on Facebook for more details

New Brunswick Day

Aug 7th 12pm-3pm

O’Connell Park Free

BBQ, Games, Music and more. Rain Venue is the 8th Hussars Sports Centre.

RCMP Musical Ride

Aug 21

8th Hussars Sports

Take advantage of this truly Canadian experience and see one of our national treasures perform live. visit Sussex SummerFEST/Facebook for all the details.

Kings Co. Agricultural Fair

Aug 22-25

PLP Show Centre and the Sports Centre. Come view all displays and take n some of the contest. For a schedule visit Kings Co. Agricultural Fair/facebook

Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

Sept 7-10

Princess Louise Park Come view all the balloons and take part in all the festivities. Visit Atlantic Balloon Fiesta/ Facebook for a full list of events.

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To participate you must pre register for each session at www.sussex.ca. This is for the whole family and is weather dependant. Fitness in the park takes please Tuesday from July 4, 18 and Aug 1 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This weekly event does not required registration. There will always be a family favoriate movie selected for the whole family to enjoy. Movies are weather dependant. Movies in the park takes place Wednesday from July 5, 19, Aug 2 and 9. Movies start at Dusk (8:30 in July earlier in Aug)

Bring a chair and have a great time listening to some great talent. Music will be:

Thursday July 6, 20 and Aug 3 at the Rotary Amphitheatre

Ward 2 Amphitheatre

July 13, 27 and Aug 10 from 7:00 pm -8:30 pm

**if you are interested in playing please email:

recreation@sussex.ca or call 432-4573

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





There will be structured activites for kids 5+ (under can participate with supervision)

Meeting location in front of the Comfort station.

Fridays: July 7 - Aug 11 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This Bi weekely drop in will host board games, cards and many other activies to get people engaged in our beautiful Town. This is a shine only event. Updates will be posted on Sussex NB/ facebook. Mondays June 26, July 10 and 24 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


To participate you must preregister for each session at www.sussex. ca. These are weather dependant activitie. All participants are asked to dress for play and bring water.

Watch our facebook for all weather updates and cancellations

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11 Nominate a deserving Volunteer for our Volunteer Reception or a Youth that has made a contribution to better the life in Sussex that deserves to be celebrated. visit www.sussex.ca
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 year-round.
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. The 8th Hussars Museum 66 Broad St, Sussex, NB (506) 433-5225
12 Sussex@Play - Spring-Summer 2023 V.1 / sussexatplay.ca Neighbourhood Small Grant This Funding is to encourage community engagement and to build a stronger community You can get up to $500.00 for help with a neighbourhood 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 recreation@sussex.ca Where arts and culture come to life AX is a community arts and culture centre in the heart of Sussex, with a gallery, classroom, ceramics studio, patio and licensed restaurant. Open year-round, AX presents work by artists near and far. We host literary events, intimate music concerts, artist talks, and art and fine craft classes for kids and adults. 12 Maple Avenue, Sussex, NB www.axartscentre.ca ~ (506) 433-8351


Kings County Soccer Association

Sports & Active Living

Sussex Co-ed Slo-Pitch League

The Sussex Co-ed Slo-Pitch League is for men and women 16+.

Roger Belding cell 434-3664

Ages: 16+

When: Mon-Sun

Where: Sussex Ball Fields

Cost: $730.00 Per Team

Sussex & District Minor Baseball

Learn all aspects of baseball.

President: Aaron Johnson 567-0084

Email: aaron_johnson08@hotmail.com

Ages: 4-18

When May-Sept days and time TBD

Where: determined by schedule

Cost: $50-$165

Sussex Girls Softball

A great opportunity to learn a new sport.

Facebook/Sussex Girls Softball

Contact Name: AnneMarie Taylor

Emal: sussexsoftball@gmail.com

Ages: 4 to 19

When: June to September

Where: to be determined

Cost: $85 to $155

Two Rivers Karate Club

This is a great way to get some exercise while leaning some new skills.

Terry Soucy - 609-3247

Ages: 4+

When Feb-June; Tues, Thurs & Fri

Where: Apohaqui Elementary School

Cost: $125-$175

Soccer for beginners and all levels of players. www.facebook.com/kingscountysoccer

Ages: 4-18

When: Days and times vary

Where: Sussex Middle School Field

Cost: $80-$150

Sussex Football Association

All skill levels and gear is provided with registration cost.

Ron Dunfield 433 6279, rdunfield1@yahoo.ca

Visit www.fundyminorfootball.com

Ages: 5-14

When Aug-Nov days and time TBD

Where: determined by schedule

Cost: $95-$220

Sussex Taekwondo

All skill levels welcomed, uniform is included in registration cost.

Burton Murray - 756-2960 or email: burtmurray54@gmail.com

Ages: 5+

When Sept-Jun Mon & Wed 5:30pm & 6:15pm

Where: Trinity Anglican Church

Cost: $130 registration + $40 per month

Sussex Tennis Association

Come and explore the exciting game of Tennis!

Ted Robertson - 433-6077 or sussex.tennis@gmail.com

Visit: www.sussextennis.ca

Ages: 6-18

When: May-Oct days and time TBD

Where: Hans Lammens Tennis Centre

Cost: $25-$240


Sussex Disc Golf

The Sussex Disc Golf is for all ages.

Contact: Sussex Disc Golf On Facebook

When: Mon-Sun

Where: Sussex Disc Golf Course

Nutrien Civic Centre

Something for sall ages.

Contact: 432-6100

When: Mon-Sun

Where: 240 Main St, Sussex

Theatre & Dance/ Arts

Kidstuff Theatre

Provides lively entertainment to young children. environment.

Find on Facebook or 802-7869

Ages: all ages

When: (time varies)

Where: Sussex Regional High School

Cost: Varies


AX presents work by artist near and far. www.axartscentre.ca or 433-8351

Ages: All ages

When: 1st Thursday of each month, 7pm

Where: 12 Maple Ave

Cost: Free

Outdoor Pursuits

Scouts Canada

Scouts have fun youth- led adventures discovering new things. 1-888-855-3336 or helpcentre@scouts.ca or www.scouts.ca

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 support@girlguides.zendesk.com


Ages: 5-18

When: Sept-June times vary

Where: please contact

Cost: Fees Vary

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

General Interest

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: 617 Main Street

Cost: Free

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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Sussex Vale Quilters

This group is for anyone interested in quilting. No experience necessary.

Gillian James at 433-3340

Ages: all ages

When: Mon at 7:00pm or Tues at 1:00pm

Where: St. John’s Church Hall

Cost: $25

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

Nature Sussex

Meet on 4th Monday of the month (Jan-May; Sept-Nov) with field trips at various times.

Details found at www.naturesussex.ca

Phone - 433-4439

Ages: All

When: Meet on 4th Monday of the month

Where: 4 Needle St, Sussex Corner



Sussex and Area Seniors’ Centre

The Centre offers programs, events and activities for the 50+.

Senior Centre - 433-8480 or sasc@nb.aibn.com


Ages: 50+

When: Jan-Dec

Where: 50 Perry Street

Cost: $20 membership

Church Programs

St. Pauls United Church programs

We offer childcare during worship each Sunday and provide various programs such as church School, Youth group and Mens Groups.

Church - 432-1114 or stpaulsunitedsussex@rogers.com


Sunday Worship

Ages: all

When: Sun 10am

Where: 4 Morrison Ave

Cost: Free

Calvary Church

We are reaching families, changing lives. We have Sunday Servieces and Family nights Tuesdays.

433-4759 or calvarypentecostal@gmail.com


Sunday Worship

Ages: All

When: Sun 10:30 & 6:00 pm, Tuesday 6:00 pm

Where: 384 St. George St

Cost: Free


Trinity Anglican Church

We seek to be an active holy place of worship and hospitality with many programs and events offered.

Phone: 433-3444

E-mail: Trinityanglicanchurch@nb.aibn.com


Sunday Service

Ages: All

When: Sun 11:00 am

Where: 853 Main Street, Sussex

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

Worship Service

Ages: all

When Sunday 10:30 am

Where: 79 Main Street

Cost: Free

Encounter Church

We offer many programs and events including Joy Ministries, monthly weekend events, Weekday Lunchons, Coffee & Friends, Encounter Youth, Celebrate Recovery and Womens Groups.

Contact: 433-3500

admin@ecnb.ca & www.ec.ca

Sunday Service

Ages: All

When: Sunday 10:30 am

Where: 280 Saint George Street

Cost: Free

Coffee & Friends

Ages: All

When: Tuesdays 10 am

Where: 280 Saint George Street

Cost: Free

Faith Bible Baptist Fellowship

We offer an array of programs for the community.

433-4685 or fbbf@nb.sympatico.ca


Sunday School/ Discipleship

Ages: all

When: Sunday’s at 9:45am

Where: 33 Pine Street

Cost: Free

Bible Study and Prayer time

Ages: all

When: Wednesday at 7pm

Where: 33 Pine Street

Cost: Free

Free Hot Lunch, “Faith’s Kitchen”

Ages: all

When: Tuesday’s from 11:30am to 1pm

Where: 33 Pine Street

Cost: Free

Sussex Baptist Church

We offer lots of programs for all, join us today! Contact: 433-2100 or subc@nb.aibn.com


Worship Service

Ages: all

When: Sun 10:30 am

Where: 24 Church Avenue

Cost: Free

Coffee and Fellowship

Ages: all

When: Sun 10:15 am

Where: 24 Church Avenue

Cost: Free

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Avenue - 432-4585 - sussexpl@gnb.ca - gnb.ca/publiclibraries
Hours Sunday, Monday - Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 11am-4:30pm Wednesday - 1pm-7:30pm
Regional Library
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Sussex is breastfeeding friendly, all town buildings welcome moms and babies to breastfeed.

To register for alerts please visit www.sussex.ca

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Abundant Life United Pentecostal 433-8008 Atlantic Community Church 433-8323 Calvary Pentecostal 433-4759 Christadelphians Ecclesia 433-6738 Encounter Church 433-3500 Evangel Assembly 433-1476 Faith Bible Baptist Fellowship 433-4685 Kingswood University 432-4400 Salvation Army Church 433-3302 St. Francis Xavier 433-1902 St. Paul’s United 432-1114 St. Marks Anglican 433-4412 Sussex Baptist 433-2100 Trinity Anglican 433-3444 Penobsquis Baptist Church 433-4952 590 CJCW 432-2529 8th Hussars Canadian Army 432-6575 8th Hussars Museum 433-5226 Anglophone South 1-855-535-7669 Bridging New Waters 4H 433-5466 Crosswinds Occupational Centre Inc. 432-7500 Farm Fresh 4H Club 432-5106 Food Safe Certification (Ken Foster) 433-3823 Gentle Giants and Friends 432-9824 Girl Guides of Canada 1-800-565-8111 Heritage Valley Home Educators 485-2930 Kings County 4H Beef Club 608-0264 Kings County Foster Families Association 432-2004 Kings County Family Resource Centre 433-2349 Kiwanis Club 839-2696 Lions Club 433-4666 Multicultural Association of Sussex 808-0154 N.B. Agricultural Museum 433-6799 Nutrien Civic Centre 432-6100 PACK 432-2610 Poley Mountain Ski Resort 433-7653 Princess Louise Park Show Centre 433-4700 Royal Canadian Army Cadets 432-6575 Churches Community Organizations Royal Canadian Legion #20 432-6699 Scouts Canada 1-888-855-336 Snider Mountain Ranch 432-6362 Sussex 4H Calf Club 434-4642 Sussex and Area Activity Centre 433-1828 Sussex Bowling Alley 433-6654 Sussex Chamber of Commerce 433-1845 Sussex Community Foundation 433-6244 Sussex Farmers Market 839-2296 Sussex Golf and Curling Club 433-4951 Sussex Rotary Club info@sussexrotary.org Toastmasters 433-5120 Welcome Wagon 1-844-299-2466 Addiction Services 674-4300 Al-Anon 433-4443 Alcoholic Anonymous 650-3114 Alzheimer Support Group 1-800-664-8411 Canadian Mental Health 432-2101 Canadian Red Cross 433-5886 CHIMO Help line 1-800-667-5005 Community Support Worker 433-4453 Dial-A-Ride 433-4453 Domestic Violence Outreach 433-6879 Heart and Stroke Foundation 432-3100 Kids Help Line 1-800-668-6868 NB Extra Mural Program 432-3280 Post-Secondary Education 432-2062 RCMP 433-7700 Saint John Ambulance 433-4840 Salvation Army Family Services 433-5461 Service Canada 1-800-206-7218 Service New Brunswick Sussex 432-2006 Sharing Club 433-6047 Social Assistantce 1-866-441-4340 Sussex Cancer Support 433-5028 Sussex Crisis Pregnancy Centre 432-4006 Sussex Employment Office 432-2110 Sussex Fire Department 432-4542 Sussex Resource Centre (Housing) 433-9304 Sussex Vail Transition House 432-6999 Work Room 432-7593

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• LED sign at the arena

• Event Sponsors

• Ice Sponsorship

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Contact the Community Services Department for more details at 432-4573 or recreation@sussex.ca (506) 808-0154

Check&Play Program

24 Sussex@Play - Spring-Summer 2023 V.1 / sussexatplay.ca Sussex Regional Library in partnership with Sussex is offering select sporting equipment that you can simply check out with your Library card. Visit the Sussex Regional Library today

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