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Come Celebrate Life in Canada’s

Original City! The fun began on May 18th

of the incorporation of the City of Saint John.

It continued Thursday June10th with the

City’s first arts and entertainment awards – The Originals/Les Originaux – held at the historic Imperial Theatre.

We kicked off summer in the city with Culture Fest, a party at Rockwood Park on July 3rd with multicultural performances; an international food fair; horse and wagon rides with historical talks; a children’s stage; and a whole lot of other fun activities for families. Reunion 2010 is a four-day music festival August 5 to 8. Over 25 Saint John performers including songwriter Jessica Rhaye, Acadian rockers Tradition, jazz stylist Debbie Adshade and cellist Benjamin Marmen will join Reunion headliners. The Alpine Stage at Market Square will host free music throughout the weekend, including the CTV Children’s Stage on Saturday afternoon; the Country 94 Country Idol Reunion concert Sunday afternoon; and the Alpine After Party on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at 11 p.m. Fireworks on Saturday night and the 16th

annual Tim Hortons Marathon by the Sea on Sunday will

have our city rockin’ all day and night long. Note that Fort LaTour will be accessible from Harbour Passage via the Long Wharf entrance only on these dates.

Reunion 2010 ticketed events Day

Genre Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Jazz

Songwriters Circle

Pop/Rock Country Classical – the anniversary

During the Reunion 2010 weekend, we also want you to show us what you can do with your On the Edge performance. On the Edge is music, theatre, art, magic, dance, film, acrobatics… you name it, you can perform it during Saint John 225’s Reunion 2010 weekend, August 5 to 8, 2010.

Saint John 225 is looking for performers – in any medium – to play in public spaces such as a street corner, a wall, the skate park, or any place that makes you want to sing, dance, draw, paint, and play. Email

Finally, Saint John 225 is hosting a First Nations Festival on Saturday September 25th to celebrate the culture of the Maliseet, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy – First Nations of the Maritimes. Held in partnership with the New Brunswick Museum, the event will feature heritage and contemporary performances, arts, crafts and a multimedia presentation. Watch for the big teepee on the waterfront! Visit

Tell us your “City Stories” Headliners Include

Jake Langley Trio/ Sylvio Pupa Quartet

Brent Mason/ Ken Tobias/Dan Downs Wintersleep/Stereos Aaron Prichett/Tara Oram Ricard Kidd/ Kelly An/Ben Marmen Location Saint John

Theatre Company Saint John

Arts Centre Fort LaTour Fort LaTour Imperial Theatre Tickets are $15 or two for $25 and are available at the Imperial Theatre Box Office.

The Saint John 225 committee is looking for volunteers for the City Stories project, in particular to work with people who need assistance putting their stories online. An online application form is available at

City Stories: Our People's History is an online heritage project. These are stories of the people, events and places that have shaped Saint John. This interactive and searchable site guides visitors through the history of Saint John – as told by the people who know it best.

Throughout the year people, businesses and organizations can submit their stories, memories, photos and insight of the Saint John region to the City Stories section of the Saint John 225 website.

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