Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick Inc., Inc. (RUSI-NB)HMCS BRUNSWICKER

HMCS Brunswicker and the Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick cordially invite you to the Official Unveiling of the


New Brunswick Naval Memorial
Friday, 24 June 2022 12:10 pm


Harbour Passage (across from Fort LaTour site)
Reception to follow at HMCS Brunswicker
Please R.S.V.P. to 642-5815 or email RUSINewBrunswick@gmail.com

The Memorial Cup trophy will be on display at the ceremony


Parking available at the following areas:
HMCS Brunswicker
Station St. parking lot (next to Skateboard Park)
Smythe Street parking lot
Lord Beaverbrook Rink parking lot

About the Project

Vision

A project is underway to recognize and commemorate the long and storied history of New Brunswick’s significant role in the naval and maritime heritage of Canada.

This memorial tribute is designed with the intention that the monument itself, as well as other elements of the memorial site, will serve as an interactive and educational experience for visitors through the use of digital storytelling, which will be accessed by scanning QR codes at the memorial site with mobile devices. Visitors will be able to learn more about New Brunswick’s significant role in the Battle of the Atlantic, the establishment of the modern Royal Canadian Navy, and much more.

Harbour Passage is a premiere public space, adjacent to port Saint John, in the City of Saint John, NB., Canada's oldest incorporated city. The Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick Inc. has aquired a licence from the City of Saint John to erect along Harbour Passage, a special site of public space, to be known as the NEW BRUNSWICK NAVAL MEMORIAL.

Objectives


  • TO EDUCATE

    Canadians and visitors alike to New Brunswick’s remarkable and important contribution to the naval and maritime heritage of Canada and the world.

  • TO COMMEMORATE

    the efforts of generations of New Brunswickers, in the waters surrounding the province and beyond, to build and secure the peace and prosperity of their communities.

  • TO HONOUR

    the courage and sacrifice of New Brunswick mariners and maritime aviators at home and abroad who paid the ultimate price in the service of their nation.

Main Monument

Main Monument

The main monument resting on Plaza Maris recalls the bow of HMCS SAINT JOHN adorned with anchors. On the back is inscribed, In Memoriam, the names of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships lost during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-45). Here, visitors will be able to access storytelling related to Canadian achievements during the battle.

Plaza Maris

Plaza Maris

Plaza Maris is an open space permitting social distancing between visitors. One notes the imprint of waves in the pavement, indicative of the "waves over wave" that is their "crosses row upon row". Embedded in the pavement, port side and aft of the main monument is the shadow of a Canso aircraft, such as those which flew escort over the convoys. At the starboard, embedded is the shadow of a Cyclone helicopter, mindful of the loss of this aircraft off the Saint John-built HMCS FREDERICTON.

Memorial Seating

Memorial Seating

Stone benches shaped in the format of nautical bullards will be installed around the site. Research is currently underway to determine opportunitues for wifi access from the benches.

Establishing the Project

The Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick Inc., Inc. is based in Saint John & comprised of serving & ex-Service Veterans of CAF & allied Forces. The Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick Inc., Inc. (RUSI-NB), in support of HMCS BRUNSWICKER, is providing the leadership, administration, and oversight to the project.


Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick Inc., Inc. (RUSI-NB)HMCS BRUNSWICKER

Contact Info

Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick Inc.
P.O. Box 20073
Brunswick Square
Saint John, NB
E2L 5B2
rusinewbrunswick@gmail.com