The municipality of Saint-Antoine invites people of all ages to take advantage of their community and recreational facilities. Maintaining and continuously improving these facilities is a priority for the municipal council as it is essential not only to attract young families, but also to retain current citizens.
4556 Principale Street, Suite 200
Open since the fall of 2015, the Saint-Antoine Community Centre offers many rooms available for various types of activities such as corporate meetings, wedding ceremonies and receptions, workshops, private parties, various receptions, shows and much more.

22 des Arts Street
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The Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink opened in the winter of 2001 as a result of a group of citizens who dreamed of having an outdoor skating rink in Saint-Antoine. A committee of volunteers had been formed for the maintenance of the ice surface. In 2011, a concrete slab was poured and new aluminum boards were installed.

During the winter, the ice rink is open 7 days a week, weather permitting. The heated cabin includes a changing room so people can put on their skates and warm up, as well as a canteen, which is open evenings and weekends. Located near the École Camille-Vautour, the ice surface allows citizens and people in southeastern New Brunswick of all ages to enjoy a schedule of winter activities including skating and pick-up hockey / ringette.

In 2018, the giant snow hill, one of the highest in the region, was moved right next to the outdoor rink and people of all ages can enjoy sledding with their family.

The use of these facilities is on a donation basis, except during periods reserved for ice rentals. Lights have been installed around the ice rink as well as near the snow hill making them accessible in the evening. During the summer season, the concrete surface is used for activities such as ball hockey and group workouts.

A group of volunteers spends hundreds of hours each winter flooding and cleaning the ice. The Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink committee organizes several activities every winter, including a weekend of outdoor activities in early January and a hockey tournament in February.



RentalThe Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink is available for rental for a family celebration or a hockey or ringette game with friends or a team. The package includes the use of the heated cabin, the use of the ice for a fixed period of time and the canteen service.

First hour
Adults = $ 60
Children under 18 years old = $ 50

Additional hour
Adults = $ 60
Children under 18 years old = $ 40

** Fees must be paid in full before using the ice on rental day.

To make a reservation or for any questions you may have regarding rentals, please contact the employees of the Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink at (506) 525-4037 during the business hours of the canteen.



ScheduleThe schedule for the next season will be available a few weeks before the rink opens in December.



Rules

Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Everyone must wear a helmet while on the ice at all times.
  • Hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed on the ice during skating hours.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the ice at any time.
  • Drugs and/or alcohol are not permitted on the premises of the skating rink.
  • The municipality of Saint-Antoine is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Use at your own risk.
  • The canteen employee has authority at all times.
  • Hockey sticks are not permitted inside the building.
  • If the ice is not used for the scheduled activity (hockey, skating or ringette) after waiting 15 minutes, the canteen employee may allow people to do another activity. However, if someone arrives, people must give priority to the activity on schedule.
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Snow HillCode of Conduct
  1. Please be advised that sliding is practiced at your own risk.
  2. Slide in the presence of someone responsible.
  3. Make sure your lane is clear before departure.
  4. Do not slide in a group.
  5. Slide in a sitting position with your feet in front.
  6. Leave the bottom of the slide as quickly as possible.
  7. Go up the designated area next to the hill.
  8. Respect the code of conduct and the rules at all times.
  9. Have fun!

Rules
  • Helmets are highly recommended for children under 6 years old.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The municipality of Saint-Antoine is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Any offender may be expelled.
  • In the event of damage, notify the Village of Saint-Antoine at (506) 525-4020.
  • In the event of an emergency, contact 911.



Volunteering The Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink committee is always looking for volunteers to help flood and clean the ice. If you would like to join the volunteer team, please complete the Volunteer Form or contact the municipality at (506) 525-4020.



FundraisingIn 2017, the Fernand-Léger Outdoor Rink Committee launched an ongoing fundraising campaign to improve and ensure the effective operation of its facilities and organize activities for the citizens of Saint-Antoine and the surrounding areas.

Since the start of the campaign, donations have allowed the committee, to purchase a zamboni, a snowblower as well as upgraded and improved the giant snow hill.

Businesses have the opportunity to promote their business and services by purchasing space on the rink boards for an annual fee. The rink boards are a prime location for advertising. Since winter and summer activities take place on the ice/ concrete surface, sponsors can enjoy special visibility throughout the year.

The design, printing and installation of the advertising space of 4’ x 2’ is provided by a company hired by the committee in order to meet the specifications. The draft must be approved in advance by the participating business. The logo in .PDF or .PNG format or the information to appear in the advertisement must be provided in advance.

Cost for the first year: $ 200 (includes printing)
Renewal cost: $ 100 / year

A letter is sent annually to participating businesses and organizations offering them the opportunity to renew their advertising space.

For all advertising space requests, please contact Tina Bitcon at (506) 525-4020 or loisirs@saint-antoine.ca.

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4556 Principale Street, Suite 100
The Omer-Léger Public Library, located in the multifunctional centre next to the Saint-Antoine Community Centre and the municipal office, is a great educational asset for the citizens of Saint-Antoine and the entire population of the surrounding communities. This library was named in honor of the former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of New Brunswick for Kent South and Minister of the provincial government, Omer Léger. In addition to having access to over 21,000 documents, members can also use the public computers, the fax and photocopying service and participate in activities and programs throughout the year.

Library cards are free for residents of New Brunswick. Go to the Omer-Léger Public Library and present an ID showing your address or visit the New Brunswick Public Libraries website to get a card.

Visit the NB Public Libraries Catalogue to access the provincial collection and online databases, download digital books and audiobooks and much more.

4556 Principale Street, Suite 100
Saint-Antoine, NB
E4V 1R3
Telephone : (506) 525-4028
Fax : (506) 525-4199
Email : bibliosa@gnb.ca
Facebook : www.facebook.com/BibliothequePubliqueOmerLegerPublicLibrary
Website : www.gnb.ca/publiclibraries

Opening Hours
Tuesday : 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday : 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
Thursday : 1 pm to 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm
Friday : 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturday : 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm

The municipality owns and maintains a network of walking and bicycle trails totaling 7.8 km. Outdoor enthusiasts can appreciate the environment while engaging in physical activity in the great outdoors. During the winter season, the trails are not cleared, making it an ideal location for snowshoeing with the family. You are therefore invited to enjoy the trails year round. In spring 2021, trail signs have been installed along the route.

Check out the trail map

Keep in mind the following guidelines so that everyone can enjoy the trails safely:
  • Stay on the right side of the trail
  • Share the trail
  • Respect other users
  • Leave the trail cleaner than when you arrived
  • If you walk your dog, keep him on a leash and pick up his droppings.

ATV's, motorcycles, scooters and all other motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. The trail network is reserved for pedestrians and cyclists for safety reasons. If you see any on our trails, please report them to the RCMP or the municipality. Fines will be given. In winter, some trails could be shared with snowmobiles, so be careful.

If you see a tree blocking a trail or any other situation that warrants attention, please contact the municipality at (506) 525-4020.

Enjoy your walk!



COVID-19Here are the guidelines to follow so that everyone can enjoy the trails safely:
  • Share the trail while keeping a physical distance of 2 metres from others at all times
  • Wash your hands or sanitize them before and after your activity 
  • Stay home if you have symptoms 

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4553, rue Principale
The Louis-J.-Robichaud Commemorative Monument in memory of this great Acadian native of Saint-Antoine is located in this park. During the summer, it is also a gathering place where various official village ceremonies are held. There is a walking path around the park, a stage to present music shows, picnic tables and a large parking lot.

In 2004, four red maples were planted in the park in memory of four young adults who died in a traffic accident. In 2005, the Historical and Heritage Conservation Committee received a grant from the Province of New Brunswick’s Local Historic Places Program, funded through the Historic Places Initiative. With this project, a historic sites memorial garden was established in the park.

To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the municipality was among the 150 Canadian communities selected by Tree Canada to receive a grant financed by the Government of Canada to plant trees in its community. The planting ceremony took place in June 2017 at the Gilbert-Léger Park where 3 red maples, 3 sugar maples and 3 balsam firs were planted.

30 Louis-J.-Robichaud Avenue
Located near the École Camille-Vautour (school), the community park offers play structures for children from 0 to 12 years old and a giant gazebo ideal for family picnics. It is also the entry point to the baseball field, the fenced dog park and the multifunctional trail leading to Gérard Street. It is in this park that certain activities take place, including water games day and annual washer toss tournaments such as the New Brunswick Washer Toss Cup.

The community park was developed in 1990 by the «Chevaliers de Colomb» to serve the entire population of Saint-Antoine. Donations came from many organizations and individuals and the «Chevaliers de Colomb» volunteered many hours to complete this project.

In 2020, the municipality hired a design consulting firm to prepare a landscape architecture plan. This plan will allow the municipal council to make decisions about the future of the community park.

Here are the rules of the community park:
  1. Opening hours : 10 am to 9:30 pm
  2. Entrance- use the entrance from the parking lot
  3. Animals are not allowed at all times.
  4. We are not responsible for lost items.
  5. Anyone causing trouble must leave the grounds at the request of the person in charge.
  6. Alcohol, drugs and smoking are not permitted on park premises.
  7. Anyone causing damage to the community park property will be banned.
  8. The recommended age (5 to 12 years old) for using the different play areas in the park must be respected, otherwise the person in charge will have the authority to enforce these rules.
  9. Bicycles, motorcycles or all other motorized vehicles are prohibited in the community park.
  10. In order to keep the park clean, garbage bins must be used.
  11. The municipality of Saint-Antoine is not responsible for injuries or any other damage incurred by users while using the community park. 
       
       Have fun!



COVID-19The playground at the community park is OPEN. The use of play structures is at your own risk since the outdoor equipment is not sanitized.

Residents must follow all public health guidelines including:
  • Practice physical distancing (distance of 2 metres) from others at all times
  • Wash your hands before and after the use of equipment
  • Stay home if you have symptoms
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer

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30 Louis-J.-Robichaud Avenue
In 2016, the municipality redeveloped its baseball field, located behind the community park. New dug-outs were built, lights were installed and the infield was redone. This fenced field includes bleachers to accommodate spectators at baseball, softball or tee-ball games. Every summer, it is used mostly by the Kent-Sud Minor Baseball Association.

The baseball field is available to play a game with friends, to establish a baseball, softball or tee-ball league or to host regional tournaments. If you are interested in renting the field, please contact the municipality at (506) 525-4020 or by email at loisirs@saint-antoine.ca. See Politique - Terrain de balle (only available in French) for more details.

30 Louis-J-Robichaud Avenue
In 2017, the municipality added a fence adjacent to the ball field to create a dog park accessible from the multipurpose trails. Dog owners have access to an area where their pets can play and run off the leash.

Here are the dog park rules:
  • Female dogs in heat are NOT allowed.
  • Handlers must clean up after their dog(s) - Scoop the Poop.
  • Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression and excessive rough play.
  • Handlers are responsible for any injuries caused by dogs under their control.
  • Handlers must be 16 years of age or older and be in control of dog(s) at all time.
  • Dogs must be ON LEASH upon entering and exiting the outside gate.
  • No toys allowed- only training treats.
  • Dogs must have current vaccinations and appropriate licenses.
  • Parents are responsible to ensure that their children interact only with their own dogs.

If the rules are not followed, the park will be closed.

The dog park is not accessible during winter.