FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Village of Fredericton Junction has been chosen to host the province’s official 2020 New Brunswick Day celebration on Monday, August 3rd, 2020.
“Since its inception, New Brunswick Day has provided numerous opportunities to celebrate our people and communities,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “Fredericton Junction is an excellent example of our proud and active communities and I am pleased to see it will serve as the host community for the official celebration of our beautiful province.”
“We hope New Brunswickers of all ages will join us for a day of fun-filled activities,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bruce Fitch. “Fredericton Junction will be the 30th New Brunswick community to showcase its pride of place and its people by hosting the annual New Brunswick Day celebration.”
Fredericton Junction is located between Fredericton and Saint John along the banks of the Oromocto River. A local committee has been established to plan the family-friendly event.
“I am really excited to be showcasing Fredericton Junction for this year’s New Brunswick Day celebration,’’ said Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr. “I spent many of my childhood years in the Junction and I know the community will warmly welcome visitors from all over the province.”
“We are so proud to host this annual provincial celebration,” said Fredericton Junction Mayor John Bigger. “On New Brunswick Day, we look forward to highlighting the cultural and natural heritage of our area.”
New Brunswick Day has been celebrated since 1976. An official host community has been chosen since 1990.
This article was first featured on the Government of New Brunswick’s website and it can be viewed at: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.02.0076.html