Rothesay is situated in the Kennebecasis Valley, and along the river of the same name. Just a 15 minute drive east from the City of Saint John, the town of over 12,000 residents is one of the most attractive living environments in Atlantic Canada and seeks to provide exemplary levels of service to its citizens. It is a quiet suburban community that has something to offer children and adults of all ages. Residents can enjoy local park areas, beach sites, wharves, hiking trails and several playground areas for children, in addition to a thriving commercial district.
On January 1, 1998, the former communities of East Riverside-Kingshurst, Fairvale, Renforth, Rothesay and Wells were amalgamated, to form the town of Rothesay. At the time of amalgamation, Rothesay Council struck a committee with the mandate to create a new Coat of Arms for Rothesay. The Armorial Bearings Committee, in consultation with the Heraldic Authority of Canada, chose heraldic symbols that signify the shipbuilding history of our area, the strong rowing history and the important role that our waterways play in not only sustaining but in improving our quality of life in Rothesay. The Coat of Arms preserves the connection to the Duke of Rothesay who first named the area almost 150 years ago. This process connotes the underpinning of a caring and historically conscientious community.
The town motto, “Quinque Iuncta In Uno (Five United In One)”, represents the strength and unity of this municipality and the joining together of the five founding communities. The Municipal Flag for Rothesay represents the first of its kind in Canada. By permission of the New Brunswick government, the provincial flag, adopted in 1965 on the authority of Queen Victoria`s Warrant of 1868, occupies the topmost part (the hoist) of the municipal flag. The Coat of Arms occupies the fly.
Apart from the breathtaking proximity to the Kennebecasis riverfront, Rothesay also embodies the graciousness of a bygone day with gracious hertitage homes, sprawling lawns and gardens, leafy parks and streets as well as impressive newer homes reflecting the town’s respect for history while embracing the future.
The Kennebecasis Valley area has five elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. There is a retail district, providing many shops and services to choose from. The Valley area has many churches of all denominations, and also offers the services of a regional library and three arenas. One of the major attractions that enhances the quality of life in Rothesay is the Kennebecasis River itself with two boating clubs and a rowing club in the area that make extensive use of the river and provide the citizens of Rothesay with excellent access to the waterways in and around the St. John River valley. In addition. The Riverside Golf Club offers more opportunities for recreation and social life.
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