include: police protection (RCMP), volunteer fire and ambulance service,
recreational facilities, street lighting, sanitary sewer system, and works
The Senior's Resource
Centre, located on DeMille Court, serves as a recreation facility for seniors
as well as functions such as wedding receptions, card parties and musical
events. The Town of Hampton leases space on the lower level of this facility
for their municipal offices.
The Dr. V.A. Snow Centre is a
provincially licensed, accredited facility for seniors needing long term care,
and an apartment complex for seniors who are still able to care for
911 Service is fully implemented in the
Hampton area in case of emergencies. There are also a number of family
physicians practicing within the town limits.
Community Pool is just newly constructed, and is located on Main Street
adjacent to the Hampton Arena. It is a Junior Olympic size outdoor pool with
attached wading pool, open from the end of June until late August. All staff
members are National Life Guard certified. Programs include: swimming lessons
for all levels, diving, synchronized swimming, adult lessons, private lessons,
public swims, and family swims. The pool is operated by the Hampton Community
Club, a non-profit organization.
The Vivien Myles Fowler Community Library, housed
in the historical Goal Building, is also operated by the Hampton Community Club
and is staffed by volunteers. Memberships are available free of
Parks and Playgrounds are maintained by the Town
of Hampton. The largest of these is the Dutch Point Park (30 acres) which
serves as a hiking area, with a network of walking trails laced through the
evergreen forest surrounding the park, and into the marshland walkways.
Lighthouse park located on Wharf Road, offers a boat ramp facility and a
beautiful view. Other parks contain recreational equipment and
The Tourist Information Centre,
located in the former Train Station, is sponsored by the Town of Hampton and is
staffed by helpful volunteers. Some of the interesting things you can see when
you stand in the front yard at the tourism bureau are; the house where
Humphrey O.C. lived ( He wrote the declaration of Human Rights for the
United Nations), where W.A.C. Bennett lived, who later became the premier of
British Columbia, and the Wayside Inn which was built by Anne Murray's
father-in-law to accommodate Railway Passengers.
The Hampton Community Centre is the major Town
facility. It includes an 85' X 185' ice arena during the winter, seating for
400 people, and the Ossekeag Room multi-purpose hall used for meetings, dances,
The Hampton Youth Centre is a charitable
organization located on Centennial Road. The facilities include a canteen
service, lounge/TV room, ping pong tables, pool tables, and badminton net.
Children's programs include licensed daycare and after school care, summer day
camps, and March Break and Christmas activities. The centre has a gymnasium and
The 18-hole Hampton Golf Club is located off
Highway 1 and is open daily from May to October for men's, ladies', and
juniors' programs. The Pro shop offers the latest in golf clothing, equipment,
Also each year celebrities, sponsors and
literacy supporters will enjoy an evening of entertainment and a unique day on
the greens here during the annual New Brunswick Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament
The Hampton Curling Club has ice surface
for local curling and bonspiels, a recreation area, and bar facilities.
Special Annual Events include a Canada Day Celebration,
Volunteer Firemen's Chicken Barbecue (also July 1st), Rotary Sportsman Dinner
held during the first week of April, the Diamond Dinner in May, an annual craft
show, and an Annual RCMP Hockey Tournament in support of Minor Hockey.
The Hampton Lions Club.
The major fund raiser project is a weekly Bingo, held every Thursday at the
Hampton Curling Club. Other projects include Christmas Toy Drive and Food
Baskets, World Service Day, Terry Fox Run, Lions Sight First, and the Drug
Awareness Program. Huggy Lion, whose motto is "Try Hugs not Drugs", is the
The Rotary Club was established in 1983.
Meetings are held each Monday at the Senior's Resource Center, DeMille Court.
Since its inception, the Rotary Club has been very active in the community.
Some projects include the founding of the Hampton Youth Centre, and donating
the ground for the Senior's Resource Center.
The Hampton and Area
Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1979, is an organization that promotes the
economic, civic and social welfare of the area. The Chamber has helped sponsor
the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, Tourist Bureau, the Economic and Development
Committee, various town beautification projects and various public service
information evenings, as well as other events. The Chamber has a luncheon
meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. Visitors are welcome. For further
information, write H.A.C.C., Box 329, Hampton, New Brunswick E0G 1Z0.
Other Organizations that meet on a regular basis include
the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Beta Sigma
Phi, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Several churches have organized youth