Brad Ackerson
Brad Ackerson
Brad is a third-year student from Fredericton who is majoring in film production and history. This is his second year with The Bruns and first as Features Editor. He is passionate about storytelling in all its forms and hopes to use his new position to share a wide variety of the most compelling stories from campus and around the city. In his spare time you can often find him hanging out at The Cellar, checking out local bands downtown or binge-watching Black Mirror for the millionth time.
November 5, 2018

Things to do in Fredericton this November

Silver Wave Film Festival in 2017. | Photo submitted by Cat LeBlanc

Note: Here you will find our recommendations for things you can do over the upcoming month to experience the best Fredericton has to offer. While this is far from a complete list, we try to provide a well-rounded mix of everything from shows to attend, places to go and things to try. Something you’d like to see included in an upcoming edition of Things to Do? Send your suggestions to!

Silver Wave Film Festival

When: Nov 8-11

Where: Various locations

Each November since 2000, the New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-operative plays host to Silver Wave, a multi-day competitive international film festival. In addition to showcasing films from all over the world, Silver Wave is intended to serve as a celebration of New Brunswick’s burgeoning filmmaking scene and always features a wide range of films of all genres made in the province or by local talent.

In addition to access to daily film screenings, Silver Wave passes also include access to all festival parties, galas, workshops and panels. Screenings for the festival will be held in several different locations around Fredericton, including UNB campus. Full weekend passes are $40 each for the general public and $20 for students with the presentation of a valid student I.D.

UNB Men’s Hockey vs St.FX

When: Nov 9, 7:00 PM

Where: Aitken Centre

The UNB vs St.FX rivalry has always been extremely intense, but it has never been more intense than it was last March during UNB’s controversial overtime loss to the X-Men in the national semi-finals. Now, the team that ended the Reds dreams of winning three straight national titles is returning to Aitken Centre ice for the first time since that dramatic game. Stakes for the matchup remain high as both teams are once again contenders for this year’s national championship and will likely spend most of the season in a neck-and-neck race with each other for control of the AUS conference.

Tickets are available through the Aitken Centre box office. Entry is free for UNB students upon the presentation of a valid student I.D.

Maritime Oyster Festival

When: Nov 10, 7:00 PM

Where: Boyce Farmer’s Market

Seafood lovers rejoice! The Maritime Oyster Festival is bringing some of Atlantic Canada’s best oyster producers, breweries and distilleries for an evening full of shucking and drinking. In addition to gaining access to the all-you-can-eat mussel tasting sessions, festival attendees can enjoy a great selection of local craft beer, cider, wine or moonshine from producers like Grimross, Picaroons, York County Cider and Blue Roof Distilleries. There will also be live music from Atlantic Canadian party band Merimac.

There are three different ticket options available for the festival with prices ranging from $15 each to $90 each. You can purchase your pass or find out more information by going to

Oi Polloi at The Capital

When: Saturday Nov 18, 9:30 PM

Where: The Capital Complex, 362 Queen Street

Based in Edinburgh, Oi Polloi are a renowned anti-fascist Anarcho-punk quartet who have spent the past 37 years earning their reputation as one of the more influential groups to emerge from Scotland’s Gaelic Punk scene. Over their near four-decade history, the band has made a name for itself with their highly political and aggressive albums and live performances as they rail against fascism, homophobia and sexism while promoting things like direct action environmental defense and hunt sabotage. They will be joined at The Capital by two staples of the local Hardcore Punk scene in Hard Charger and the recently-reunited Neighbourhood Watch.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the show and you must be 19 years or older to attend.

Soul Time: Yoga & Self-Care Retreat

When: Saturday Nov 24, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: GROW Yoga Movement & Massage, 441 King Street

It’s late November, exams are fast approaching, you have too many assignments left to hand in and you were already too tired and stressed to begin with. Sounds like you could use a little Soul Time, reader!

Soul Time is a single-day Yoga retreat being put on by GROW where attendees will take part in a range of exercises or activities intended to restore and rejuvenate both the mind and the body. Perfect to relax and reset your mind before you head into the Fall term’s final stretch. Tickets are available now and cost $80 per person. The price of admission includes a nutritious and vegan catered lunch provided by Cinnamon Cafe.

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