The Fredericton Playhouse Needs Your Support

Every Fall we ask you, our Playhouse community, to support us by joining the Friends of the Fredericton Playhouse. It’s a way for you to help us break down barriers, providing opportunities for our youth and others in our community who need a helping hand in accessing the performing arts.
COVID-19 has presented us with a new reality this year. In response, we have designed new programs such as InterMISSION which is paying over 70 local artists to develop their craft in the Playhouse this Fall, providing meaningful work at a time when their careers have been grounded. We have recently re-opened our theatre to you and will return to delivering important programs like our School Field Trips for local students and our Arts Are For Everyone community access programs. COVID-19 will likely require us to make adjustments, but we are up to the challenge.
To meet this challenge and continue serving our community in the long term, we need your help. And this year, we need you more than ever.
By joining our circle of Friends this year, you can help us provide inspiration, entertainment, and connection now and in the years to come. Perhaps now more than ever, we need to provide these experiences for our community. This is our mission and our reason for being. With your support, together we can strengthen our community through the magic of live performance.

Build the Playhouse 2.0 Project

Can you imagine Fredericton without a live performance venue like the Playhouse? Neither can we. We must make our plan for a new venue a reality before it’s too late. Our community needs it. Our artists need it. Our downtown needs it.

We have put together all of the information we have on the state of the current Playhouse building as well as our plans for our future in a clear and current website called Build the Playhouse 2.0: https://buildtheplayhouse2.ca

Please have a look, follow along, and please SPEAK UP! If you think this project is important, your community needs to hear from you now. You ca subscribe to project updates through this link too!




Click photo to see plans

Spring Celebration Dinner at Sunbury Shores

Please join us for a “Spring Celebration” dinner in support of Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre on Thursday, May 18th at the Rossmount Inn! Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner made with local, seasonal, organic and wild foods, mingle with artists and arts enthusiasts, get to know the board and staff of the Centre, and show your support! (more…)

Saint John Arts Centre’s ‘What’s in the Box?’ Fundraiser

SJAC’s popular annual fundraiser returns this spring – tickets are now on sale! Thursday, April 20th from 7-9pm, join us for an entertaining evening of delicious food, fine drink, and an opportunity to support your community arts centre, especially our important Artists Rights Fees program. You’ll also have a unique chance (by draw) at purchasing for $100 a ‘mystery box’ containing an original artwork, which has been generously donated by a local artist. This year, SJAC is proud to partner with the City of Saint John Gallery to present a full 10-week exhibition of works by our donor artists. Tickets are $75, only 200 are available; get yours in person at SJAC at 20 Peel Plaza, via phone with your credit card at 506-633-4870, or, new this year, online at sjartscentre.ca.

RBC FUNDS St. Andrews Arts Council 2017 OPERA Program

The St. Andrews Arts Council has received a $5,000 donation from the RBC Foundation towards its 2017 Opera Workshop. Accepting the cheque are Jan Mulder, treasurer of the St. Andrews Arts Council and her granddaughter Jannique Slater, from Colby Blair, Branch Manager, Royal Bank of Canada, St. Stephen. The donation is part of the RBC Foundation’s ongoing Emerging Artists Project. The funds will be used to provide scholarships and help cover travel costs for some talented young Canadian opera vocalists coming to study in Saint Andrews.

Buy a beautiful calendar and support the stained glass restoration project at UNB

One of the distinguishing features of UNB’s Memorial Hall is the stained glass windows that grace the auditorium. As part of a fundraising campaign spearheaded by the UNB Art Centre to conserve and stabilize the stained glass windows, the UNB Art Centre has created a 16-month 2016-2017 calendar. These calendars, which feature details of the windows, are on sale for $15, the proceeds from which support the stained glass restoration fund.  Calendars can be purchased at the UNB Art Centre, or at various other locations on campus and in the community.

Each of the windows in Memorial Hall is dedicated to an important member of the university community and features family crests and personal insignia, as well as images drawn from poetry, history, and science. Our calendar campaign allows you to bring these beautiful works of art into your own home. 
Over time these windows have become unstable due to the settling of the building and general deterioration from exposure to the elements. More importantly, the effect of the intense sunshine on these windows has caused a dramatic change in their condition. Your support will help preserve the windows to be enjoyed by members of the UNB community for generations to come! 
These windows, as well as all of the stained glass windows existing on campus, are part of the UNB Permanent Collection. As part of the collection, the preservation and safekeeping of these windows is the responsibility of the UNB Art Centre. The University of New Brunswick recognizes the significance of these beautiful historic windows, and over the next couple of years, will ensure the preservation of these extraordinary works of art. The UNB Art Centre is seeking funding through provincial and federal heritage project funding channels, and more details on the fundraising campaign will follow. For more information about making a donation, contact Marie Maltais at mem@unb.ca
For more information, contact the UNB Art Centre at (506) 453-4623. For the most up to date information about fundraising activities, follow the UNB Art Centre on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UNB.Art.Centre and on Twitter @UNBArtCentre or with the hashtag #ArtCentre75. 
The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.  The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!

Local-FM’s Funding Drive Launches Oct. 23

Local 107.3FM’s
annual funding drive is hitting the airwaves
from October 23-29, 2016!
With humble beginnings on the UNB Saint John campus, our staff, volunteers and listeners have been celebrating all year long as Local 107.3FM nears the end of its 15th year as CFMH-FM and the 25th anniversary of Campus Radio Saint John. As a non-profit campus-based community radio station, the funding drive is Local-FM’s most important fundraising event of the year where we ask our listeners to show their support for independent volunteer-driven media in Saint John.

From Sunday, October 23, 2016 to Saturday, October 29, 2016, we ask listeners to give their favourite DJs a call at (506) 648-5925 to make a pledge of support. Donations can also be made online at localfm.ca/donate or by mail to:

Local 107.3FM
100 Tucker Park Rd.
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4L5
A donation of $20 or more is eligible for our new Local 107.3FM Friends Card. Supporters of Local-FM receive a donor card that includes discounts to many local businesses including Port City Royal, Heartbreak Boutique, Decimal 81, Backstreet Records, Real Food Connections, Thandi and Taco Pica.

That’s not all! Donations of $40 or more are not only eligible for the Friends Card, but donors will also receive a newly designed Local 107.3FM t-shirt created by local artist Ellen Higgins.

This year’s funding drive will be capped off, as always, with your Halloween plans sorted. The Local 107.3FM Annual Halloween Funding Drive Closing Show 2016 will take place on Saturday, October 29 at Peppers Pub and will feature local acts Right Shitty, Provincial Camps, and Jerry-Faye Flatt. Come out, dance, and support community radio in Saint John, NB!

Last year, funds raised were partially used for a revamp of our website which will include a responsive, mobile-friendly design; an integrated live streaming feed; a schedule calendar with mobile calendar integration; and an increase in local content. This is coming very soon (as in mere days)!

Our goal to raise $5000 this year will go primarily towards continuing to raise funds for larger projects including the installation of a transmitter on a new tower. This will greatly increase our broadcasting range within and beyond the Greater Saint John region.

Stay tuned for more details here and over the airwaves as we approach as funding drive week approaches.

With continued local love,

Your Friends At Local 107.3FM

APEGNB Haunted Tour 2016

Halloween is coming, and that means that the Charlotte Street Arts Centre is gearing up for our ever-popular and ever-terrifying Haunted Tour fundraising event, from October 27th – 30th. The engineers at APEGNB are, as we speak, working hard at transforming our space and ensuring another memorably frightening and fun experience. The Haunted Tour is a hugely popular event and growing every year—line-ups routinely stretch around the corner. Each year, the Association transforms the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Science East Science Centre into a choose-your-own-fright-level adventure, with our low and high scare locations.

Here at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre we offer the high scare tour; the spookiest attraction in the city can be found in the basement of our historic 130-year old building. Await the thrill of monsters, creatures and maze your way through our eerie tour that will leave you spooked and having fun!

This year, we are excited to offer ‘front of the line’ access for small groups of 4 people, for $200.00. This means that groups can book a time and skip the line-up. This is perfect for business groups, client events, staff rewards, or just a convenient way for friends and colleagues to skip the ever-growing line-ups at this popular event. Tax Donation receipts will be issued for $160.00 (after the $10 admission fee per person).

For more information, and to book your group for a ‘front of the line’ Haunted Tour experience, please contact our office by email (info@charlottestreetarts.ca) or phone us at 506-454-6952. Spots are limited, so be sure to book soon!


Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street
Thursday, October 27th, 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Friday, October 28th, 5:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 29th, 5:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Sunday, October 30th. 5:00 – 9:00 P.M.

$10 standard admission
$50 Donor Line  (with $40 charitable receipt)
$200 for group rate (4 people) and selected time slot

LOW SCARE TOUR (For Ages 3 and up)

Science East, 668 Brunswick Street
Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, October 30th, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

$5 admission

Media Contact:
High Scare tour: Meagan Fanjoy at (506) 454-6952 or emailmedia@charlottestreetarts.ca
Low Scare tour: Becky Geneau at (506) 457-2340 ext. 129 or email becky.geneau@scienceeast.nb.ca