Mayor JJ Bear joins the Wolastoq Drummers for a performance at the Sandpiper Festival on Saturday afternoon.
Left to right, local MLA Bernard LeBlanc, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and Dorchester Mayor J.J. Bear cut the New Brunswick Day cake during Saturday's provincially-hosted New Brunswick Day celebration. Dorchester was one of four communities chosen by the provincial government to be the site of early New Brunswick Day celebrations in recognition of Canada 150.
Freya Milliken sings Land of New Brunswick/Terre du Nouveau-Brunswick.
Elder Gilbert Sewell takes part in Saturday's provincially-hosted early New Brunswick Day celebration.
Bagpiper Jacque Poirier leads special guests into Saturday's provincially-hosted New Brunswick Day celebration.
A variety of children's activities were held at Richard Park Saturday.
EOS Eco-Energy put on a display Saturday afternoon in Richard Park.
Woodcarver Mark Wetmore displays his talents Saturday afternoon in Richard Park Saturday afternoon.
New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant chats with Dorchester residents Saturday afternoon.
Several municipal and provincial officials were on hand for the Sandpiper Festival chowder tasting ceremony at Shepody house including, left to right, Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc, Dorchester Mayor JJ Bear and Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold.
The Divorcees of Moncton were a hit during their performance in the festival tent on Saturday afternoon.
This year's Sandpiper Festival featured a new art exhibit, organized by the Dorchester Art Society. The event featured 13 artists from Southeast New Brunswick.