NANB Centennial Celebrations

15 November 2016

The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) is thrilled to celebrate its centennial in 2016. This milestone year recognizes nursing as a profession supporting continuing excellence in nursing practice standards for the delivery of care to the public and NANB’s contribution to nurses shaping nursing for healthy New Brunswickers.

100 nights for those in need

In recognition of our 100th anniversary, the Nurses Association of New Brunswick has
sponsored 100 nights for persons in need.

Join us by donating $10 to your local transition house. Imagine the impact across our province, in local communities, providing the gift of warmth and shelter this holiday season. 

Together, our continued commitment to improved health status makes a difference for
all New Brunswickers. We invite nurses and health stakeholders to share their donation experiences with our Communications Department.

Local Transition Houses/ Shelters


 Premier Declares 2016 NANB's Centennial (February 11, 2016)

For over 10 years, the Association has budgeted and planned as well as sought member engagement towards the development and coordination of activities and events around the province. We are pleased that the Board of Directors recently approved the Centennial plan at the October Board meeting.

To keep members apprised of all Centennial activities, a regularly updated 12 month calendar is now available:

12 MONTH CALENDAR (January 2016-December 2016)

In addition to marketing and promotional campaigns occurring throughout the year, highlighted below are ways in which you too can participate in this historic event, an event that comes along every hundred years.

NANB Centennial Merchandise

NANB Centennial Time Capsule (May 11, 2016)

On May 11, 2016, during National Nursing week, NANB’s President, Brenda Kinney, President-elect, Karen Frenette, and NANB staff were joined by NBNU President, Marilyn Quinn as well as special guests for the burial of the centennial time capsule and commemorative tree planting ceremony. The time capsule represents NANB’s first 100 years of regulation in New Brunswick and will be left for future generations to unveil.

CNA Biennial Highlights (June 20-22, Saint John, NB)

Congratulations! 50 RNs & NPs

In case you missed it... NANB welcomed approximately 600 RNs & NPs Saint John, NB as host province of CNA's Biennial Convention. The program spanned three days including their AGM and was jammed-packed with presentations including keynote speakers: Tim Porter O'Grady and Jann Arden.

NANB's Centennial flags flew at various locations around the Port City welcoming delegates to the Convention. Mayor Don Darling, along with CNA President Karima Velji, President-elect Barb Shellian, CEO Anne Sutherland-Boal as well as NANB President Brenda Kinney had an official flag raising ceremony Friday June 17th at City Hall.

NANB's Centennial Welcome Reception at the NB Museum amongst the newly launched NB Nursing History Exhibit kicked-off the Convention. At the Opening Ceremonies, Minister Victor Boudreau announced the provincial government was going to match NANB's funds of $350,000, providing two doctoral scholarships for New Brunswick nurse graduates.

The CNA Awards Gala Banquet was a night to remember! NANB hosted a 'taste of New Brunswick' pre-reception offering a local farmers market of food and beverage pairing prior to the Maritime Kitchen Party themed Banquet serving up a four-course meal of NB specialties, décor, and musical entertainment from What the Funk that is still being talked about.

2016 Centennial Photo Gallery

Charlotte County Region Reception (April 5, 2016)

Edmundston Region Reception (April 6, 2016)

Carleton-Victoria Region Reception (April 7, 2016)

Moncton Region Reception (April 20, 2016)

Sussex Region Reception (April 21, 2016)

York Sunbury Reception (September 20, 2016)

Miramichi Region Reception (September 27, 2016)

Bathurst Region Reception (September 29, 2016)

Saint John Region Reception (October 26, 2016)

NANB Time Capsule Burial (May 11, 2016)

CNA Biennial Convention (June 20-22, 2016)

Lieutenant Governor’s Reception (October 19, 2016)

Christmas Open House ( December 7, 2016)

 If you have photos to add to our gallery, please send them to


Fredericton’s Outdoor Theatre Troupe presents Nurses First

‘Nurses First’ song lyrics and poems

NANB Host 11 Region Receptions

Open invitation to all RNs/NPs (See 12 month calendar)

The Association will host a travelling reception open to all RNs/NPs in the region it is visiting. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with nurse colleagues over food, drink and local entertainment. Email invitations to all registered members will be distributed prior to the event. (Please ensure NANB has your most up-to-date email address)

NANB’s Centennial Gifts

Provided to all practising RNs/NPs

The Association will provide all practising RNs/NPs keepsake gifts to commemorate the Centennial year via Info Nursing journal. If you are currently registered but do not receive the journal, please email and let us know.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the Communications Department or 1-800-442-4417.