Poet Laureate Laura K. Watson

Laura K Watson is an artist and writer living in Sackville, New Brunswick on the unceded territory of Mi’kma’ki.  She makes zines, prints, installations, and textile works that combine drawing and poetry.  Watson is a regular zine fair vendor and has distributed much of her work for free through her Mail Exchange project, which ran from 2014-2020.

Watson’s writing has been published in The Dalhousie Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Broken Pencil Magazine and a number of anthologies.  She has exhibited her work at galleries across Canada, including Presse Papier in Trois-Rivieres, QC; ARTsPLACE Artist-Run Centre in Annapolis Royal, NS; Centre{3} for Artistic + Social Practice in Hamilton, ON; Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre in Medicine Hat, AB; and Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton, NB.

Laura Watson graduated from Mount Allison University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  Her work can be found at www.laurakwatson.com.

As fire season kicks off, stay updated with daily fire level changes after 2pm. Here’s what the colors mean:

🟢 Green: Go ahead! You’re clear to burn.
🟡 Yellow: Restricted burn (Only from 8pm to 8am).
🔴 Red: Total ban on burning. No wood fires or fireworks allowed – only flame sources like propane that can be shut off.

Burning grass or fields always requires a permit from DNR!

👉 Stay informed:
📞 Call: 1-866-458-8080
🌐 Visit: DNR Fire Watch at https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/forest_fire_watch.html?fbclid=IwAR0C3W0YL8W8Hc86oRZGYBfwzvRj-izOXj3r-G-TgAtD4_Rf1sqF8wLvJ_M

Stay safe and make responsible choices to protect our community and environment! 🔥🌲

#FireSeason #SafetyFirst #TantramarCommunity
⚾️ Sackville Hurricanes Minor Baseball registration is now open for kids aged 4-17! 🧢

🔗 Register now at: www.sackvilleminorbaseball.ca

📧 Questions? Email sackvillehurricanesbaseball@gmail.com

Don’t miss your chance to join the fun, learn new skills, and hit some home runs this season with the Sackville Hurricanes! ⚾️💨
🎤✨ Join us for a Poetry Open Mic Night! ✨🎤

🗓 Date: Tuesday, April 30th
⏰ Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
📍 Location: Municipal Office Council Chambers

Come celebrate the art of poetry with us! Listen to the winners of our poetry contest as they share their winning pieces. Plus, we invite you to share your favorite poem—be it your creation or a beloved classic.

📧 Want to read your poem at the event? Please email your submission to Jessica at j.wilson@tantramarnb.com.

👥 Everyone is welcome! See you there!

#PoetryNight #OpenMic #PoetryOpenMic
Our brand new sidewalk plow has arrived! ❄️

🎉 Meet Luke Sidewalker! 🚜 

Next up, we're ordering special decals so that when Luke Sidewalker is out clearing our sidewalks next winter, everyone will recognize him right away!

Thank you so much to all those who voted and participated in the sidewalk plow naming campaign!

#LukeSidewalker #Sidewalkplow #Snowplow
📅 Community Healthcare Meeting with MLA Megan Mitton

There will be an important community discussion on healthcare improvements and initiatives. MLA Megan Mitton will host a follow-up meeting, featuring special guests Margaret Melanson, Interim President and CEO of Horizon Health Network, and a representative from NB Health Link.

🗓 Date: Thursday, April 25
⏰ Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
📍 Location: Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre, 182 Main Street, Sackville

Be a part of the conversation to enhance healthcare services in our community. Your input is vital!

#TantramarHealth #CommunityMeeting #HealthcareDiscussion
📚✨ Writers' Open Mic Event ✨📚

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and inspiration at the Writers' Open Mic! 🖋️ Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting out, we invite you to share your stories, poems, and more in a supportive community setting.

📅 When: Sunday, April 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
📍 Where: Bill Johnstone Memorial Park Centre, 70 Main Street, Sackville

Bring your friends, your words, and your enthusiasm! 🎙️

#WritersOpenMic #SackvilleEvents #CreativeCommunity
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