Currently, New Brunswick is one of the only Canadian provinces to form a provincial committee aimed at helping commemorate events of provincial and national importance.
New Brunswickers have been a part of many remarkable historical events. From our soldiers’ participation in past global conflicts, our role as one of the four founding provinces of Canada, to the creation of the New Brunswick Museum, our provincial museum, New Brunswickers have contributed to a rich array of fascinating stories that we can be proud of and which have shaped the way we live today.
New Brunswick places a high value on fostering opportunities for New Brunswick communities to celebrate and commemorate our province’s rich history. This can be achieved by working with community heritage groups, museums, provincial associations, historic and heritage sites, and educators at all levels to help share our stories.
In the upcoming five years, there are a number of anniversaries of significance on a provincial and national level. These include:
- The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I;
- The 175th anniversary of the establishment of the New Brunswick Museum;
- The 150th anniversary of the establishment of Collège Saint-Joseph in Memramcook;
- The 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
- The 100th anniversary of the establishment of the New Brunswick Nurses’ Association, among many others.
Community heritage groups, museums, provincial associations, and historic and heritage sites throughout New Brunswick will have the opportunity to get involved in commemorative efforts by expressing their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.