Sackville 250 Events
Events in yellow boxes are events created specifically for the Sackville 250 celebrations. Other events can have a Sackville 250 flavour and help to create a full year of celebrating Sackville's 250 years of history
- “Sackville’s 5th Annual Winter Fest”, Feb 3-5
- “SAPPY: Photographs by Aaron McKenzie Fraser”: street portraits of a selection of informal musicians, artists, writers and supporters of SappyFest 2010 & 2011. Until Feb 10, at Thunder & Lightning
- “Heritage Day”: Tantramar Heritage Trust, with Sackville 250 displays, on March 3 at Tantramar Regional High School, 7.30am to 10.30am for breakfast, 8am to noon for displays, presentations and the Antiques Roadshow
- Mar 16 – Aug 26: “Swan Pond, Oh Swan Pond”: the Owens Art Gallery presents an exhibition that looks at one of Sackville’s most beautiful spots, the Mount Allison Ladies’ College Pond, or the Swan Pond as it is more commonly known
- Thursday May 24: “250 Years of History and Fashions”: Sackville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, at the Tantramar Regional High School. Doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7pm. Wonderful and unusual stories from our history with associated costumes and props - a very different approach and not to be missed!
Sunday May 27: Family Games Day, Tantramar Family Resource Centre
Saturday May 31: Book Launch "Yorkshire Immigration to Atlantic Canada - Papers and Proceedings of the Yorkshire 2000 Conference", 2-8pm, at Tantramar Heritage Trust AGM
Thursday May 31 to Saturday June 2: New Brunswick Federation of Music Festivals
- Saturday June 2 & 3: Museums Across the Marsh
- Friday June 8: United Way Day of Caring. A special Sackville 250 event with the Sackville Community garden - a planting in honour of early settlers
- Sunday June 10: Rustic Harmony & Guests at the Music Barn, 2pm to 4pm. $10
- June 13: Launch of the sculpture "Marsh Barn" by John Haney. This sculptural work is an exact scale model of an iconic Tantramar barn. It is made of sand-blasted glass and is installed on the island at the Waterfowl Park, lit from the inside by solar lights. See this lit up at night from outside the Visitor Information Centre or from the highway. Official launch date TBA
Saturday Jun 16: Sparklng Diamonds Queen's Diamond Jubilee Garden Party, at Marshlands Inn, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday June 17: Family Games Day, Tantramar Family Resource Centre
July 3, 10, 17, 24: Tuesdays Under the Sky, at Campbell Carriage
July 3 to 6: Drama Workshop presented by Windsbreath Celebrations and Retreats
July 4, 11, 18, 25: "Make It!" workshops for kids, at Campbell Carriage Factory
July 5, 12, 19, 26: Concerts in the Park series
Monday July 9 to Tuesday August 10: Struts Gallery Artist in Residence, Brian McKenna (Amsterdam)
July 14 & 28: Live Bait Young Company Performance
SACKVILLE 250 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:
July 16 to July 20: Ears to Years, a travelling display from the Tantramar Family Resource Centre with photos and stories from our seniors’ experiences as told to children, at the Sackville Visitor Centre
July 18 to 22: Sackville 250 Community Anniversary Play "Free Land? The Founding of Sackville Township 1762", created by Tantramar Heritage Trust, at Live Bait Theatre. Wednesday to Saturday, July 18 - 22 at 7:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 at 2:00pm. Tickets $5 for seniors, students and children, and $9 for adults; now available at Tidewater Books
July 18 to August 4: Tantramar: Photograph as Historical Artifact, Thaddeus Holownia, at Fog Forest Gallery
July 19 to July 22: “Then and Now”: the Heritage Board Photo Exhibition, at the Old Fire Hall. Opening and Reception on Thursday 19 July, at 7pm. This is a special Sackville 250 exhibit from the Town of Sackville Heritage Board. First, they plan to feature "Then and Now" vintage photographs and descriptions of Sackville and area's buildings and spaces (businesses, schools, houses, parks, streetscapes, etc.). Where possible, these photographs will be accompanied by current day photos for comparison. Secondly, during the exhibit the Heritage Board will set up a recording booth where citizens can come and reminisce about growing up in Sackville and area. Opening hours: Fri 20 July, 9am-9pm; Sat 21 July, 9am-5pm; Sun 22 July, 1pm-5pm. ALL WELCOME - ADMISSION FREE! Tantramar Heritage Trust web site
Friday July 20: Sackville 250 Celebration with Circle K on corner of Main Street and Mallard Drive, 9am to 5pm. Hibou, the Circle K mascot, will be present; there will be games for children outside; and other events/activities
Friday July 20: Legion Luncheon. A special Sackville 250 celebration: Fish cakes, baked beans, biscuits, corn bread, molasses cake, boston cream pie, from 11am to 1pm. $8 per person
July 20: Launch of the Tantramar Heritage Trust publication "The Struggle for Sackville: the British Re-settlement of Chignecto 1755-1770" at Live Bait Theatre at 4.30pm. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event
Friday July 20: SACKVILLE 250 BIRTHDAY PARTY: a chance for the whole community to come out and wish Sackville a Happy Birthday!! Live music with Eddie Chase and Graffiti Four, circus performers from the fabulous Atlantic Cirque, other entertainment and cake at Bandstand Park from 6.30pm! and FIREWORKS at the Lorne St Ball Fields at 10pm! Please note: parking will be available at the Main Street Baptist Church. The public can view the fireworks from the Marshview Middle School playground - no members of the public will be allowed on the Ball Fields
Saturday July 21: A larger than usual Farmers Market – “Back to Basics: How we used to eat”
Saturday July 21: Silent Films at the Sackville Music Hall, 11am to noon, 1 to 3pm. See old black and white silent movies, accompanied by local musicians, the way they used to be seen in the heyday of the Music Hall
Saturday July 21: Mucking About at the Mill Pond: children’s picnic and activities at Silver Lake, 11.30am-1.30pm
Saturday July 21: Campbell’s Carriage Factory: children’s activities, 1.30pm-2.45pm
Saturday July 21: SACKVILLE 250: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT THE MUSIC BARN
-- 3pm to 4.30pm: Scotty and the Stars – Children’s show. This musical duo of Scott Sampson and Andy Cotter provide a live theatrical and musical experience where children march, stomp, clap and dance their way through this interactive and fun-filled musical journey. The children’s musical entertainment group delivers positive messages, active participation and musical education through original music and enthusiastic live performances. Target age group is Daycare to Grade 5. Scotty and the Stars was nominated for a 2011 East Coast Music Award. The new album entitled “Making Music” was nominated for “Children’s Recording of the Year! Door prizes of books and albums. http://www.scottyandthestars.com/
-- 4.30pm to 6.30pm: BBQ - a fundraiser for the FoodBank
-- 6pm to 7pm: Ivan and Vivian Hicks and friends, including Tom Johnson and Del Wheaton. "Ivan and Vivian have made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian music scene. Many awards and honours have come to them including induction into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame (Ivan & Vivian) and the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame (Ivan). Ivan and Vivian Hicks have always demanded and achieved a high standard of excellence in their performances and related musical activities."
-- 7pm to 7.30pm: Stacey Read
-- 7.30pm to 9pm: Ray Legere and Acoustic Horizon: Ray Legere is the 2003 ECMA (East Coast Music Award) Winner for "Bluegrass Artist Of The Year" which he also won in 1996. Ray is a five-time winner of the Eastern Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of Mandolin and Fiddle " Player of the Year", honors which have distinguished him with a "Masters Award" for each
Sunday July 22: Sackville 250 Sunday at the Owens, 2pm-4pm
- July 24 to August 11: "O Mother Where Art Thou?" Summer Dinner Theatre, Live Bait Theatre
"Festival By the Marsh", July 23rd to August 18th
2012 marks a return of one of Southeast New Brunswick's largest and best loved summer festivals - the full-scale Festival by the Marsh - this year with a theme of "Back to the Future". This theme was chosen because 2012 will see a return to the format of fully produced plays, the Marsh Music Fest (featuring jazz, blues, and folk music), a two day KIDS FEST, a drama workshop, and other activities, all stretched over four weeks in July and August.
* July 23, 24 and 25: Shakespeare returns to the Festival by the Marsh with Moncton's Hubcity Theatre presenting their production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Mount Allison Swan Pond.
* July 22 to August 18: The Marsh Music Fest,featuring folk, jazz and blues concerts in collaboration with Catbird Jazz and the Tantramar Blues Society
* July 26 to July 29: Sackville's own Performers Company Theatre will present "Toad of Toad Hall"
* August 8 to 11 and 15 to 18: Will O' the Wisp Productions presents "The Little Prince".
* August 11 and 12: KIDS FEST, featuring plays, concerts, the "Tool Collector Show and Family Fun Day" in collaboration with the Tantramar Heritage Trust, and many other activities for children and families.
Plus other activities. For more information, visit www.festivalbythemarsh.ca, email email@example.com or phone (506) 536-7898.
- August 5: Sackville Sounds. Concert featuring music of our time, created in Sackville as we know it, at the Bandstand Park, at 11am. The composer/performers will be Steve Lambke (also known as Baby Eagle) and WL Altman, with Helen Pridmore - the Marshians. A really interesting program, using poems by 3 different Sackville poets as well as words written by the members of the group
August 8-11, 15-18: "The Little Prince" from Will O' the Wisp Productions
August 11 to 12: Kids Fest, Festival by the Marsh
Sunday August 12: Antique Tool Collectors' Show, Vintage Tractor Run
August 16 to 19, 21 to 26: "Fishing" at Live Bait Theatre
- September 2 to October 6: Struts Gallery Artist in Residence, Sue Johnson (Toronto)
- September 7 to October 14: "24 Ironworkers of Sackville" Exhibition by Evan Rensch on ironworkers at Enterprise Fawcett Foundry, at Owens Art Gallery
September 23 to 30: SACKVILLE EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
This year’s Early Music Festival celebrates Sackville’s 250th anniversary with music closely linked to the community.
-- Sunday September 23: “Songs We Sang In 1762”, a musical tribute to our founding communities: the Mi'kmaq, the Acadians, the British Garrison at Fort Cumberland, and the New England Planters. The event will engage local musicians in reviving music (popular songs, military airs, folk and fiddle tunes etc) that would have been current during the mid eighteenth century
-- Thursday September 27: the group Ritournelle presents free workshops to local schools and a public concert
-- Friday September 28: recent Mt Allison graduates Shawn Potter (organ) and Mikaela Tolf (trumpet) perform Baroque music in the Mount Allison Chapel
-- Saturday September 29: alumnus, Matthew Lane (MtA ’09), is composing a three-part choral work to be premiered by the Louisbourg Choir
-- Sunday September 30: another new Sackville ensemble, Sacabuche! (soprano Jennifer Farrell, organist Gayle h. Martin, and Linda Pearse, Baroque trombone) present early Baroque works in a program titled Galleggiante – the floating city. www.SackvilleEarlyMusic.ca
- November 12 - 14: Sackville I'm Yours - the Moving Image. A series of films and videos related to and based on Sackville's landscape, people, and community, or that use the idea of Sackville to construct a moving image. The Vogue Cinema, 6 pm. Curated by Struts Gallery
- We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage "Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage: Community Anniversaries"