First Meter For Change Donation Is Made To R.E.C.A.P.

Uptown Saint John Inc., in partnership with the Saint John Police Force and the Saint John Parking Commission, were thrilled to present a donation of $743.25 today to R.E.C.A.P.  This amount represents the collected donations to date since installation of the Meter for Change on Germain Street in November, 2017.

The Meter For Change initiative aims to assist the public in providing another venue to support those in need in our community.  Donations will be collected throughout the year and 100% of the funds collected will be turned over to various agencies which help the less fortunate.

In photo above:
Cst. Duane Squires, Saint John Police Force
Councillor Donna Reardon
Angela Morris, Memorial University Masters Public Health student
Kate Harland, RN extraordinaire
Alyssa Donaldson, Admin extraordinaire
Lisa Fréchette, NP extraordinaire
Marc Dionne, Saint John Parking Commission
Nancy Tissington, Executive Director, Uptown Saint John Inc.
Dr. Sarah Gander
Ian MacKinnon, Saint John Parking Commission
Dr. Duncan Webster

Today, R.E.C.A.P. gratefully accepted the donation and we are confident that these funds will help support a very relevant need in our society.

Alyssa, Kate, and Lisa from R.E.C.A.P. standing by the Meter For Change on Germain Street.  Thank you for all you do, ladies.






Weekend Events July 6-8

Friday, July 6


Live Music with PenaltyBox and The Crossroad Devils

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Live Music on the Patio

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Steamer’s Lobster Company

Salsa Night at Taco Pica

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Taco Pica

Pepper’s Pub Presents – Support the North End Food Bank

10 pm – 2 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Comedy

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

T.G.I.F. Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Fawesome at Foundations

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Foundations

Scrabble Fridays

1:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Nights with bailebail

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

New Exhibits Opening Reception

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre


Saturday, July 7

Concerts in King’s Square Featuring Before The Mast

12:00pm – 2:00pm @ King’s Square

AOTP on Saint John Boardwalk

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Shawn White at Taco Pica

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Conor Gains Band at Pepper’s Pub

10:30 pm – 2 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Comedy Night

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Dance Party

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Devolving at Foundations

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Foundations


Sunday, July 8

Jazz on The Boardwalk with Greg Marks

8:00 pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

Uptown Alpha Course

7:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s


Welcome to the Saint John Tool Library

We have a new library uptown and it is unique and super cool.  It’s a tool library, and we now have convenient access to various tools to create, build, maintain and fix the things we love. The space on Union Street is bright, clean and brimming with shiny tools and equipment – much of which has been generously donated. As well, there are personal touches such as a signature door and the former business – ‘Elwood’s Wood Lab’ sign complimenting the inside decor and adding to the rustic charm.  Not only does the SJTL help in a practical way, there is a definite sense of community in talking to Brent and Alex – full of enthusiasm for this organization.

Not too long ago Brent Harris, founder of the SJTL, recognized the need of our growing uptown population and those who are in the ‘downsizing’ stage of the game, for tools and renewed purpose. The Saint John Tool Library is an excellent source if you don’t have the space, finances or desire to own tools and equipment any longer, but would still like to create with your hands.  There are four types of membership, depending on your needs, and the shop is well equipped to help you out with all of your projects.

The SJTL also offers classes and workshops and welcomes anyone to stop by and see what they are all about. Also check out the donations and volunteering opportunities.

Welcome to Brent and all of the SJTL team – we are so happy to have you!

Find the SJTL:
On the street:  160 Union Street
Phone: 608.6885
Facebook: @sjtoollibrary
Twitter: @SJ_ToolLibrary
Instagram: @SJTools