Ok. Quoi?! Barbeque Fundraiser



We will be holding two barbecue fundraising events on Monday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 31 from 12 – 1:30 at Struts Gallery as part of the Ok. Quoi? Contemporary Arts Festival.  We will have freshly made hamburgers and veggie burgers up for sale.  Give yourself a break next week and don’t make lunch.  Come down to Struts Gallery on Lorne Street and support us in our continued mission to improve the lives of our community members!!


Sheree Fitch Fundraiser

This Friday November 23 at 3:30 pm Sheree Fitch will be at the Sackville Public Library to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her book Toes in my Nose.  Tidewater Books will have four of her much loved children’s stories available for sale, and has generously offered to donate 20% of the proceeds to TFRC.  If you’d like to pre-order fill out the sheet below and take to Tidewater.


Sheree Fitch Sell Sheet

Parents and Tots

Parents and Tots is a drop in group taking place every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00.  It starts again on September 6 at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on 36 Bridge Street.  There are toys to play with, a healthy snack, and grown up conversation to be had.  Everyone’s welcome!

Babies and Reading

Babies love to be snuggled and they smell so darn good. What better way than to curl up in a comfy chair and read stories together?  For all of you parents and caregivers out there here is a link to a great article about why babies love it when you read to them.



The Kastuk- Ridlington Family

The Riddlington Family

Left to right: Susan, Julie, Emily, Steve


Good morning everyone.  I wanted to take this morning and say thank-you to everyone who made the Little Free Library possible – the Riddlington family for their donation in memory of Edith Doncaster, Doyle Hachey for his time in building and installing the library, and everyone who has shared its launch with the community and made such kind comments and offers of book donations.

 Here is a link if you haven’t been able to see it at the Centre yet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68010601@N03/7819243484/

CBC was able to be at the launch on Friday – here’s a link to their story:


Don’t know what to do this afternoon?  Come pick up a book!

Little Free Library Lauch

Good Monday morning!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I know not everyone likes the rain, but we really needed it.  My garden and flowers are much happier now.

We have some exciting news to share with you today.  The Friday, August 17 at 9am we will be outside of the Centre to launch our new Little Free Library.  Here’s what they look like:

How it works: The Little Free Library will be placed outside of the Centre, filled with books and open all of the time.  This means you can come whenever it’s convenient for you, and take a book home to read.  When you’re finished with it return it to the mailbox, pass it on to someone else, or put in a favorite book of yours to share.

The Little Free Library was made possible from a donation made by Susan Kastuk-Riddlington, her husband Steve, and their two daughters Emily and Julie in memory of Edith Doncaster who passed away in June of 2011.  As a caregiver for the girls Edith enjoyed sharing her love of books and often read to them.  This donation will continue to promote that love, and preserve her memory.


It’s August Already

Well New Brunswick Day has come and gone.  We enjoyed being part of the celebration with the Town of Sackville last Monday.  Razzmatazz was great fun for the kids, and there’s nothing better than hearing some great fiddle music from Stacey Read.  We made some great kites I hope everyone is enjoying outdoors.

There are still lots of things to do to finish out the summer.  Our Storytent is still taking place every Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 beside the Public Library.  Come on over to the Sackville Community Garden on Charles St ( off Bridge, and over the train tracks) on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 for our Sackville Sprouts Garden Club.

This weekend look for Festival By The Marsh’s Kidsfest.  Check out their website for the full schedule  www.festivalbythemarsh.ca. We’ll be there making kites, we’ll have our Storytent up, and maybe even a little bit of kids yoga.

Sackville turns 250 years old!

Happy Friday everyone.  If you’re in the Sackville area there’s no need to look too far for something to do this weekend.   Of course, Sackville is 250 years old all year, but this week is celebration week!  Tonight look for a party at the Bandstand, and fireworks at the baseball fields on Lorne Street.  Tomorrow Silver Lake is hosting volleyball, water games, a bouncy castle, a barbeque and much more from 11:30 to 1:30, then head over to the Music Barn for children’s entertainment in the afternoon, and all ages in the evening.  We’ll be at Silver Lake with our bbq-ing hats on.  I hope the weather is fantastic.  What a great chance for families to get out in the community and spend time together with friends.  See you all there!!!

Canada Day 2012

Hope everyone had as great a Canada Day as we did celebrating in Sackville!  There was entertainment, a bbq put on by the Shinerama crew at MTA, face painting, and of course our very own Storytent.  If you missed us don’t worry you can join our Storytent program any Monday this summer from 2 to 4 beside the Sackville Public Library.

We also wanted to try a fun craft made from up-cycled materials and things found in nature so this is what we came up with:

It’s a Stick Vase.  If you want to try this at home save your old mayonnaise, peanut butter, or spaghetti sauce containers and gather some sticks on an after- dinner walk.  Put two rubber bands, one at the top and one at the bottom of the vase, then tuck sticks underneath.  When your container is covered move the rubber bands together in the centre, and cover them up with a ribbon.  This one used embroidery string left from another craft.

And here’s Kara and I making the craft

Thanks to a literacy grant, and a generous former MTA student who donated his Tidewater gift certificates to us we also made two Storysacks, and had a draw for them.  Congratulations to our two lucky winners who will receive these.