Spring Celebration at Rossmount Inn
in support of Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre

MAY 18, 6:00 PM

Please join us for a “Spring Celebration” 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! Tickets are $75 with a $25 tax receipt and are available at Sunbury Shores.

Rossmount Inn has been featured in “Where to Eat in Canada” for the past five years, initially with a two star rating and as of 2010 with three stars, making it the only three star venue in New Brunswick, one of two in the Maritimes and one of 23 in Canada.

For more information on the Rossmount Inn Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, visit

Screening of A Plastic Ocean

JUNE 8, 7:30 PM

*$8 suggested donation

Join Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre and the Huntsman Marine Science Centre on June 8 at 7:30pm at Sunbury Shores for a viewing of the film A Plastic Ocean.

“No Water, No Life. No Blue, No Green.”
– Dr. Sylvia Earle

The film, A Plastic Ocean is a feature length documentary that highlights the ecological impacts caused by decades of dependence on single-use, disposable items, particularly plastic.  The persistent nature of plastic waste sets it apart from other forms of pollution. This, combined with our attitudes towards what was once thought of as a cheap, easy and convenient material has triggered an ecological disaster.

Filmed in 20 locations around the world over a four year period, researchers, ocean stewards and enthusiasts bring to light the alarming reality of this situation. Truth reveals that beneath the surface of the ocean lies an unfathomable amount of plastic waste that imposes undue suffering and loss of marine life, as well as the destruction of marine habitat.

A Plastic Ocean presents a detailed and haunting visual with never-before-seen footage confirming the magnitude and pervasiveness of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and uncovers the consequences to human health and well-being.  The film declares that the time for change has come.  As a catalyst for this change, the film introduces possible solutions as science, technology and international policy strive to mitigate the problem before the point of no return has been passed.

Trail Celebrations & Stories
with Dan Burns

JUNE 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
JUNE 24, 6:00 AM -12:00 PM

*$15.00/person $20.00/family Suggested Donation

Join wildlife photographer Dan Burns June 23rd as he shares insights on his two photographic trips to Alaska. He will showcase photographs from his travels and talk about his experiences.

Should you wish, Dan invites you to join him on a local photographic shoot on the morning of June 24th.  Wake up nice and early and meet the St. Andrews wildlife!

Book Signing and meet the author

JUNE 24, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

As a special welcome to summer treat we would like to invite you to a book signing and discussion of Debra Usher’s new book ‘ The Love of Flowers’ at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre.  Debra is extremely proud of this book and the artists represented on the 450 full colour pages.  There are over 1900 paintings and images and 50 stories represented in this hard cover book.

After the death of her mother, just a few years ago, Debra decided to do a floral tribute in the spring edition of Arabella Magazine, and asked floral artists from all over Canada and the US to send in images of their paintings.  Because of the great response an idea to incorporate all of this into a book was formed and here we are.

Artists who paint flowers and capture the beauty and time of a fleeting moment are truly special but very often ignored in the artistic world.

This book showcases both the range of talent and diversity of ideas out there.  Each artist has a unique reason they paint flowers and our floral landscape and the book is a journey of the world around us that we sometimes miss.

Come travel down a road that smells delightful, is filled with colours and transfixes the heart and soul with both love and laughter.