65th Annual Santa Claus Parade – Winners Announced









65th Annual Saint John Santa Claus Parade – Winners
November 18, 2017


The Santa Claus Parade Committee wishes to announce the names of the winning entries in the Saint John Santa Claus Parade held on Saturday, November 18th.  A special thank you to our judging committee, the volunteers and to the many residents who came out to watch and enjoy the parade!

The parade theme this year is ‘A Magical Musical Christmas’
The parade marshal this year was Bernard Cormier


Winning Entries:


Best in Parade: Ambulance New Brunswick


Best Commercial: East Point Shopping


Best Community: Key Industries


Best School Entry: St. Malachy’s Memorial High School


Best Band:  161 C.K. Beveridge Air Cadets



Honorable Mentions:


Canada Post Postal Workers


The ATV Club


Encore Dance Academy




Kennebec Manor




Judging committee:

Norman Jackson, Chairman

Kelly Goodick

Bill Thompson

Shane Cassidy

Steve Gaudet




Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association
Ready Rentals
Rogers TV
Saint John City Police

City of Saint John

Saint John City Transit
Saint John Fire Fighters Local 771

SJ Salvage Corps & Fire & Police


Uptown Events This Weekend! (November 17th – 19th)

Friday, November 17th:

Saving Sweet Polly & Hoodlums
10pm @ CLUB Rewind

A passage to Bollywood
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatrue

Casey Corbin
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

The Holy Gasp
11pm @ Peppers Pub

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahans Pub


Saturday, November 18th:

Santa Claus Parade
6pm Uptown

Market Square Pre Parade Party
1pm @ Market Square

Free Admission to the New Brunswick Museum during Pre Parade Party
1pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Classic Albums Live – Rush 2112
7:30pm @ The Imperial

Casey Corbin
8pm @ Yuk Yuk

A Tribute to Tom Petty with Kenny James
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, November 19th:

Beer Tasting Tours
6pm nightly @ Picaroons







Welcome to Gahan House Port City!

Welcome to the new place to eat, drink, and mingle on Prince William Street – Gahan House Port City.  Gahan House is established in Halifax, Charlottetown, and now here in Saint John.  Upping our game once again in the culinary scene, we are lucky to have the only Gahan House in NB, and another comfortable place to tuck into and enjoy a drink, the oyster bar, some great food and socializing!

Manager, Ben Tsang, and Chef Craig Rackley welcome you to Gahan House at 87 Prince William Street.



Find Gahan Port City:
On the Street     87 Prince William Street
Phone    214.8337
Facebook    Gahan House Port City
Twitter    @GahanSaintJohn
Instagram   @gahan.saintjohn
Online     gahan.ca










Uptown Events This Weekend! (November 10th – 13th)

Friday, November 10th:

Sea Dogs vs Baie-Comeau
7pm @ Harbour Station

7:30pm @ Black Box Studio Theatre

Dan Hendricken
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahans Pub

Stephen Lewis
11pm @ Peppers Pub

Saturday, November 11th:

Remembrance Day Ceremonies
10:15am @ Harbour Station

Remembrance Day
12pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Dan Hendricken
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Strange Grooves
9pm @ Five & Dime

Steve Haley/Klarka Weinwurm/Wrote/Richard Laviolette
9:30pm @ Taco Pica

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Country Fuel
11pm @ Peppers Pub

Sunday, November 12th:

Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

Monday, November 13th:

A day of Remembrance, lest we forget.



New ‘Meter For Change’ Located On Germain Street

Spare Some Change and Help Make a Change

A new initiative focused on helping those in need launches in Uptown Saint John


Uptown Saint John Inc.

November 8, 2017

Saint John, New Brunswick – In partnership with the Saint John Police Force and the Saint John Parking Commission, the Meter for Change initiative provides Uptown residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to donate change in a lasting and meaningful way. The Meter for Change aims to fundraise for local agencies and structured programs, ultimately supporting those in need.


This initiative, known as the “Kindness Meter” in surrounding cities, has proven to be successful in fundraising for agencies and structured programs. “The Meter for Change initiative is just another example of community stakeholders working together” said David Hartley-Brown, Sargent, Saint John Police Force. “These stakeholders work together to assist those who need our support, understanding, and compassion.”


Another unique feature of our Meter for Change – thanks to our partnership with HotSpot Parking, anyone can make a donation to this cause simply by keying in the special number on this meter via their HotSpot Parking App.


The meter, donated by the Saint John Parking Commission, is installed outside of CIBC on the corner of King Street and Germain Street. The organizations receiving funds raised are as follows: Community Food Basket, One Change, Mobile Health Crisis Service as well as all local shelters.
















Photo Credit:  Edition Photography



Uptown Events This Weekend! (November 3rd – 5th)

Featured Events:

Chop Chop Restaurant Week
All Weekend @ Various Uptown Restaurants

School of Rock: The Musical
All Weekend @ Imperial Theatre

Pioneer Christmas Craft Sale
Friday and Saturday @ Brunswick Square Shopping Centre

Friday, November 3rd:

Sarah Hagen Live Music Series
8pm @ BMO Studio

Eman El-Husseini
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

The Downtown Getdown (Full Band)
11pm @ Peppers Pub

Saturday, November 4th:

Eman El-Husseini
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Quinn Bonnell + Keegan Dobblesteyn
11pm @ Peppers Pub

Sunday, November 5th:

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uptown Events This Weekend! (October 27th – 29th)

Featured Event:

Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contest
All Weekend @ Market Square Atrium

Friday, October 27th:

Jeff McEnery
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Scientists of Sound + Math Class
10pm @ Peppers Pub

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Saturday, October 28th:

The Nature of Art
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Heroes’ Beacons 1st Pumpkin Carving Contest
12pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

24th Annual Germain Street Open
2pm  @ O’Leary’s Pub (3pm Kickoff)

Ian MacDonald Live
7pm @ Taco Pica

Sea Dogs vs Val-D’or
7pm @ Harbour Station

Jeff McEnery
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Gentle Path’s Halloween Howl
8pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Hallowe’en at Market Square
9pm @ Market Square Atrium

Costume Gala by NH Global Model Management

Ghost Town Get Down
10pm @ Kent Theatre

Dillon Ryan + Adam Washburn
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Sunday, October 29th:

Freaks Welcome Here
1am @ Foundations AfterHours

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Sea Dogs vs Rouyn-Noranda
3pm @ Harbour Station

Uptown Events This Weekend! (October 20th – 22nd)

Featured Event:

Multicultural Festival of Colours 2017
All Weekend @ Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

Friday, October 20th:

Tom Petty Birthday Bash
4:30pm @ Five & Dime

Tracey MacDonald
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Black and White Party
9pm @ Club Rewind

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan + Whoop-SZO
10pm @ Peppers Pub

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Saturday, October 21st:

The Nature of Art
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Uptown Jazz Ball
7pm @ Five & Dime

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Chicoutimi
7pm @ Harbour Station

Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost & Other Terrifying Tales
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

Tracey MacDonald
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Alice in Chains/Nirvana Tribute Show
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Sunday, October 22nd:

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library

At Home Chez Nous
2pm @ Saint John Arts Centre

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton
2pm @ Harbour Station

Saint John Jewish Film Festival
7pm @ Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

Uptown Mug #75 . Suzanne Tucker

Suzanne Tucker is a trailblazer in life and a bundle of positive, creative energy and unmatched attitude.  Suzanne is the owner of Fundy Bay Organics, recently relocated to 38 Water Street, as well as a professor at UNB, a Director and Chair of the Finance Committee at Uptown Saint John, Inc., a biker, an uptown enthusiast and a role model and inspiration to many.  Suzanne clearly has a huge appreciation for health and well being, as well as a responsibility and care for our environment, demonstrated in her high quality products.  The personal care products she sells at Fundy Bay Organics are largely organic, GMO free, and lavish and lush in the ‘indulge yourself’ department.

Suzanne and Fundy Bay Organics compliment our uptown and we love her energy as she digs in and does things, because she can!

Let’s get to know Suzanne:


Where were you born/Where are you from? 

I was born and raised in Newfoundland.  Yes b’ye.


How long have you been a part of the uptown scene? 

We have been part of the Uptown scene as business owners for just over a year, but we have lived in the Uptown since 2005.


What is your favorite season, and why?     

My favourite season is summer – I am a sunflower, not a snowflake.  Love summer because all my favourite activities are summer in nature (golf, walks in the park, motorcycling, drinking on the Boardwalk…)


Most guilty pleasure?      

Most guilty pleasure – french fries.  I love french fries.



What is your Uptown Insider Tip? 

Lemongrass has the best pad thai I have ever eaten. 



Find Suzanne and Fundy Bay Organics:

On the street – 38 Water Street

Facebook – Fundy Bay Organics

Online – fundybayorganics.com

Twitter – @fundybayorganic

Instagram – @fundybay_organics