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Grand Opening: R.G. “Bun” Veysey Active Living Centre

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

June 8th, 11:00AM-1:00PM

40 McCain Street, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

  • Free Drop-ins 9:00AM-10:30AM (Rockwall, Pickleball, Ball Hockey)
  • Grand Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting – 11:00AM
  • FREE BBQ & FREE FRIES 11:30AM-1:00PM or until supplies last
  • BBQ hosted by the Kin Club of Florenceville & FREE French Fries sponsored by McCain Foods Ltd.
  • Carleton North High School Alumni Basketball Game 12:00PM

R.G. “Bun” Veysey: A Legacy of Athletic Excellence and Community Building

R.G. “Bun” Veysey made an indelible mark on Florenceville and the Northern Carleton region through his tireless dedication to sports and community development. In 1968, he became the first Director of recreation, laying the foundation for a vibrant recreational culture.

Bun’s impact was profound and wide-ranging. He founded leagues, guided teams to provincial championships, and nurtured a passion for recreation among people of all ages. His dedication to promoting active living persisted throughout his career and into retirement.

A distinguished athlete himself, Bun’s prowess transcended multiple sports, earning him a place in the Woodstock Sports Wall of Fame, and the Carleton North Sports Wall of Recognition.

As an athlete, coach, and builder, Bun Veysey’s legacy remains an inspiration to all who value sportsmanship, community, and lifelong engagement in active living.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Dale R. Drost, Wanda M. Drost, Bruce A. Drost, & D. Wayne Drost
  • The McCain Foundation
  • Scott McCain, JSM Capital Corporation
  • Tim Hortons
  • Rotary Club of Florenceville
  • The McGrath Family
  • Terri & Tyler Langdon
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • CYV Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.
  • Bruce & Susan Lockhart
  • Northern Carleton Pharmacy
  • The McConnel Family
  • The Dunlop Family
  • The Red Apple
  • Dingee’s Energy Systems
  • Farm Credit Local

  • Allison McCain & Clare Whelton-McCain
  • Margie McCain-Roy & Paul Roy
  • Penny & Stephen McCain
  • Scotiabank
  • Craig Manufacturing
  • H.J. Crabbe & Sons Ltd.
  • P.D. Foster Insurance (1982) Ltd.
  • Brian McCain & Mary Jo Andow & Family
  • Carleton Co-Operative Ltd.
  • Potatoes NB
  • BMR Besthome Hardware & Building Supplies
  • Dr. Clay Marco
  • Covey Basics
  • Natalie Cullins
  • Melanie & Joel Bellefleur
  • Kathy, Ray, Eric, & Tyler LeBlanc


June 8
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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40 McCain St, Florenceville-Bristol, NB E7L 3J4, Canada


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