The Exhibition Association of the City and County of Saint John is a non-profit organization, established in 1889, to put on fall fairs and agriculture exhibitions for the residents of Saint John. Since that time, Exhibition Park has been an integral part of the Saint John community.
The area once known as Moosepath Park in Saint John’s East Side was acquired by the Association in 1950 and since that time has been home to a variety of other year-round entertainment offerings, including Exhibition Bingo, hosted every Tuesday and Sunday, and the Saint John Exhibition.
As a non-profit organization under the leadership of an unpaid all-volunteer Board of Directors, the association contributes to a number of non-profit organizations during the year and contributes the premises to a number of fundraising events on a cost recovery basis.
In addition to working on the number of events that are offered at Exhibition Park throughout the year, the Board of Directors is currently working with various stakeholders and volunteers on the potential development of a 107,000 sq ft multipurpose building which would include two indoor turf fields and an indoor running track.
The Exhibition Association is managed by General Manager Judy Martin, and overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors:
- Frank McCarey – President
- Glen Thompson – Vice-President
- Willard Jenkins – Secretary/Treasurer
- Paul Gilbride - Past President
- Stan Fielding
- Lorne Flower
- Gerry Lowe
- Glen Tait
- Bob Tilley