Calendar

Jul
31
Wed
2019 NBISG in Oromocto – Track and Field Day @ Oromocto First Nation
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2019 NEW BRUNSWICK INDIAN SUMMER GAMES

This Year’s Game’s Schedule has been finalized!
Mark your calendars!

July 31st – Track and Field Day!

August 6th – Canoeing
Swimming
Volleyball
T-Ball
OPENING CEREMONIES

August 7th – Golf
5-6 Soccer
Softball
Volleyball (continued)
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
MUSIC ON THE GREEN

August 8th – Archery
Badminton
Soccer
Softball Finals
KIDS DANCE
SWEATLODGE

August 9th – Basketball
Rugby
CLOSING CEREMONIES

Background on the Games

The New Brunswick Indian Summer Games is an annual event that first began in the 1970s, designed to bring communities together to celebrate sport and youth engagement. The games were revived in 2010 after nearly a 20-year hiatus. Through the hard work and dedication of organizers, coordinators, coaches and parent volunteers, the New Brunswick Indian Summer Games are once again a highlight of the year for all involved. Athletes compete for points for their respective communities in the hopes of winning the coveted Summer Games Cup. Athletes at the summer games also compete for spots on Team New Brunswick for the North American Indigenous Games held in Canada each year under the management of Aboriginal Sports and Recreation New Brunswick.

2019 NBISG

Oromocto First Nation recently returned to the games in 2016. Since that time, our athletes have continued to shine and show their dedication with over 30 competitors participating each year. Our volunteers, coaches and parent chaperones are the backbone to our success. With the bid to host the event we will be drawing even more from the community and hoping to engage the Town, Military and local businesses to make it a success. Venues such as the Leroy Washburn Track, CFB Gagetown Field House, Track, Pool and Golf Club, School Gymnasiums and Sports Fields will be utilized along with local restaurants and attractions. An influx of over 1,400 athletes along with their coaching staff, families and community supporters will be visiting Oromocto from July 31 – August 9th, 2019. Events include an Opening Ceremony with musical performances, a full day of Track and Field competitions, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Swimming, Archery, Canoeing, Softball, Soccer, Golf and Rugby.

How Can You Get Involved?

Sponsorship opportunities can help make the event a lasting memory for all involved. Advertising will be available through online social media, websites and event publicity as well as signage at events, programs and promotional packages. We will accept any form of donation or in-kind support. Chris Atwin, Band Councillor at Oromocto First Nation is the Host Community Contact and Coordinator to be reached at chris.atwin@ofnb.com or by cell at (506) 440-1146.
Aug
8
Thu
Celebrating Pride Week with Special Performance of the Princess Show @ Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Theatre New Brunswick and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Celebrate Pride Week with Special Performance

Theatre New Brunswick and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre help kickoff Fredericton’s 2019 Pride Week celebrations with a special performance of The Princess Showan original production by Halifax-based theatre collective, Heist.

(Fredericton) Just days after the NotaBle Act Theatre Festival wraps up and Fredericton’s official Pride Week celebrations begin, Theatre New Brunswick and the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in association with Fredericton Pride will present a fitting combination that lands somewhere in the middle of both these pillar community events with The Princess Show.

Best described as a live-action-queer-anime-drag-adventure, The Princess Show was created by a pair of Halifax-based multidisciplinary artists and performers: Aaron Collier (Princess Edward) and Richie Wilcox (Abel T. Suckizone).

“I wanted to make a joyful expression of self-love and self-acceptance. It turned out to be more like a party and a drag show with a story rather than your typical play,” said Collier.

The Princess Show is more than a theatre show and more than performance art. It’s an experience and a full-on celebration of self-identity and queer culture delivered with lights, music, projection and lots of attitude.

“There are so many queer theatre artists and companies in this country who are making exceptional theatre– theatre that pushes social, aesthetic and artistic boundaries. So many shows that I believe folks in Fredericton will love,” said TNB Artistic Director Natasha MacLellan. “The Princess Show is a visually stunning and wildly imaginative celebration performance, created by two of Atlantic Canada’s most talented performance artists. It is my hope that we can continue to bring some of the best queer theatre in the country to Fredericton for years to come.”

The event will take place on August 8 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre beginning with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m. featuring music by DJ Douvet prior to the 8 p.m. performance.

Guests will follow the bearded, sequined-wonder Princess Edward on a quest to save her beloved Abel T. Suckizone from the mysterious villain. Featuring local drag performers within the performance, The Princess Show offers up a campy and visually stunning fantasy world for the audience where they can cheer Princess on as she tackles real problems.

From concept to realization, The Princess Show continues to grow with each new performance and has become a platform for free collaboration and open expression.

“The Princess Show took a team of people [to create] because we kept adding fun elements like projections, dance, claymation and more,” said Wilcox. “In this iteration we have added a DJ and guest performers, so it just keeps getting bigger.”

Join Theatre New Brunswick for this special performance August 8 at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students and unwaged) and are available at the TNB offices, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and online at tnb.nb.ca

Recommended audience: 14+

A cash bar will be available.

For further media inquiries or to request an interview with Natasha MacLellan, please contact TNB Director of Development and Communications Matt Carter at communications@tnb.nb.ca or 506.460.1381 Ex113.

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Theatre New Brunswick is proudly supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Province of New Brunswick, Picaroons, Crowne Plaza Fredericton, and McCain Foods. 

Praise for The Princess Show:

“the weirdest show I have ever seen”– Jo Ledingham, Vancouver
“dizzy fun”
– David C. Jones, Vancouver
“mesmerizing”
– The Coast, Halifax
“Powerhouse performance”
– LocalExpress, Halifax

Matt Carter, Director of Development & Communications
Theatre New Brunswick
506.460.1381 x 113 | communications@tnb.nb.ca
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