Services | Village of Dorchester

By: Dorchester  09-12-2011
Keywords: school, health care, Intensive Care Unit


Dorchester Consolidated School. Our active, warm, inviting school offers Kindergarten to grade 8 with an enrollment of approximately 110 students. The program consists of a regular English academic program with excellent physical education, music and French second language programs. An up-to-date computer lab doubles as a Community Access Center, and the students have excellent library facilities, as well as a well-equipped science lab. Extra-curricular activities include a variety of sports, a school choir and drama.

Tantramar Regional High School in Sackville offers a strong academic program and a variety of extracurricular activities. The school continues the early French Immersion program, and virtually all sports teams are represented. Computers are integrated into the classroom environment as well as in specialized facilities containing scanners, a CAD/CAM lab with 16 computers, and a Macintosh lab.

Mount Allison University in neighbouring Sackville has been rated Canada's number-one undergraduate university almost every year since 1991, and has produced more Rhodes Scholars, on a per-capita basis, than any other university in the Commonwealth. In keeping with its commitment to providing a balanced education, Mount Allison also offers students opportunities to study abroad, through its affiliation with universities in Germany, France, and Japan.

Université de Moncton is the only Canadian French-language university outside of Québec, and serves the Acadian community of Atlantic Canada. Founded in 1963, the modern U de M is an amalgamation of six colleges, including the Collège Saint-Joseph (founded at Memramcook in 1864), the Collège du Sacré-Coeur de Bathurst, and the Collège Saint-Louis d'Edmundston. It has campuses in Edmundston and Shippagan in addition to the primary campus in Moncton. It is the only Canadian French-language University outside of Quebec.

The Moncton and Dieppe Campuses of the New Brunswick Community College offer a wide range of technical programs, including training for the telemarketing industry, a well-established and growing sector in Greater Moncton.

Recreational Services

In summer, the Village of Dorchester operates a summer recreation program for various age groups. They also have a baseball field surrounded by a walking/jogging path, which is located at the end of Racetrack Road. The municipality also oversees Cherry Burton Park, Parc Richard Park, the Village Square Park and Koot Lookout.

In winter, the Village operates a regulation size outdoor rink and a kiddie rink.

Health Care

The Victorian Order of Nurses holds a clinic at 11 School Street, every Tuesday from 10 to 11 am. They provide a number of regular checkup services like blood pressure tests, foot care. They also sponsor the Dorchester Walking Club at the school each weekday morning.

The Moncton Hospital is located in Moncton, New Brunswick, and the hub of the Maritimes. With a  population of more than 120, 000 people, Greater Moncton is the fastest growing area of the province and is continually recognized for its thriving cultural scene, excellent quality of life and booming economy. The Moncton Hospital is a leader in health care delivery and health promotion. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual Canadian province and patients receive services in their language of choice: English or French.

The Moncton Hospital is known for specialty services in critical care that include: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Coronary Intensive Care Unit; Provincial Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit; Burn Unit; and the city's only ambulance service.
Each year more than 60,000 people visit The Moncton Hospital's emergency room, 15,000 of who are admitted. The Moncton Hospital is located between two major roads: Mountain Road and Wheeler Boulevard (highway 15).

The Beauséjour Regional Health Authority, located in Moncton, New Brunswick, is the greatest consolidation of francophone health care services in Atlantic Canada. The Corporation was created after a radical reform of the health care system in 1992. The Authority is administered from the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional Hospital, a 302-bed facility that provides a comprehensive range of primary, specialized and tertiary health care services to a large population of residents in the official language of their choice. The Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional Hospital is the francophone teaching hospital of New Brunswick for the medical, nursing and paramedical sectors and the hospital is the primary institution for various internship programs.


Hostel – The Moncton Hospital provides accommodations for out-of-town visitors or persons receiving treatment at the hospital but who do not need to be admitted. A nominal fee is charged. Hostel staff can be reached at the Moncton Hospital, 857-5349 Monday- Friday, from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Sundays. Should you require information outside these hours, please contact the Admitting Department at 857-5510. All persons staying at the hostel must be able to look after themselves or be accompanied by a family member who can provide the needed care.

In-Patient Beds - Canadian residents have basic coverage for ward accommodations through Medicare. Medicare does not cover private and semi-private rooms. If you have other insurance coverage please check with your health insurance carrier to determine what level of accommodations is covered. Eligible claims and coverage for accommodations vary and depend on your private and provincial health insurance plans.

Hotel Accommodations - The “Families Inn Need” and the “Room at the Inn” programs at the Moncton Hospital may be able to arrange for local hotel lodging, at no cost, to out-of-town families who have a loved one admitted to the Moncton Hospital. Accommodation is subject to availability and the guidelines at participating establishments. Please contact the SERHA Nursing Office for more details, 857-5740.

Visiting Hours: General hours of public visitation at the Moncton Hospital are 8:30a.m. to 8:30p.m., but may vary. Visiting hours at the Sackville Memorial Hospital are 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

Ambulances in New Brunswick through land, air and dispatch services are consolidated under a new public-sector company to ensure that New Brunswickers, no matter where they live, have access to the same high-quality pre-hospital care.

Shiretown Manor is a senior citizens home with ten units which are overseen by the New Brunswick Housing Corporation.

Emergency Services

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

  • Emergency calls dial 911
  • To get in touch with an officer call 533-5151. Dorchester and the surrounding Area is covered by the Sackville Rural RCMP. The Administration can be reached at 536-0830.

Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department

  • Emergency calls dial 911
  • To get in touch with the members call 379-3030 or 379-3036 (firehall)

Call 911 for any other emergency services.


Dorchester Baptist Church
3476 Cape Road: 379-2228
Pastor: Pastor Terry Branscombe, 857-3066

Dorchester United Church
4950 Main Street
Worship Lay Leader: David Jones
Tel: 386-7705

Trinity Anglican Church
5005 Main Street
Dorchester NB  E0A 1M0
Church Hall: 379-6782
Priest: Father Kevin Stockall
Tel: 536-0872
Service time: 9:30am (occasionaly 4:00pm)
For more information, contact Kevin Stockall -- 536-0872

St. Ann's Anglican Church
Priest: Father Kevin Stockall
Service times: 8:00am or 9:30am, depending on events.
For more information, contact Kevin Stockall -- 536-0872

St. Paul's Anglican Church
Priest: Father Kevin Stockall
Service time: 11:00am
For more information, contact Kevin Stockall -- 536-0872

St Vincent's Church (Roman Catholic)
Priest: Father Allison Carroll
Service Time: 9:00 a.m.
Located in Sackville, Charlotte Street next to La Pavilion Bousquet
Phone: 536-1460

Notre Dame de Lourdes (Roman Catholic)
7 Abaujagane Road
Memramcook, E4K 3P5
Tel: 758-2589
Normand Drisdelle

Saint Thomas (Roman Catholic)
576 Central St.
Memramcook, E4K 3S7
Tel: 758-2589
Normand Drisdelle Notre Dame de Annunsiation (Roman Catholic)
1021 Principale St.
Memramcook, E4K 2S3
Tel: 758-2589
Normand Drisdelle

Service Groups

Anglican Church Women

Diane Nicholson

Diane Keehn

Baptist Church Ladies
Lynette Illsley

Bob Edgett's Boys Club
Robert Edgett

Burning Bush Ministries (Lady Smith Manor) 22 Woodlawn Road, PO Box 1078, Dorchester, NB E4K 3A8 ------ Summer Schedule of Programs, Services and Outreach Activities, please contact [email protected] or phone
902-661-0284 (Amherst contact)
506-379-9804 (Lady Smith Manor)

Dorchester Community Access Centre
Janice Bear

Dorchester Firefighter's Association

Dorchester Food Bank

Dorchester Heritage Properties
Alice Folkins

Dorchester Memorial Library
379-3032 (Library)

Dorchester Memorial Library Board
Susan Spence

Dorchester Minor Ball

Dorchester Volunteer Action Committee
Linda LeBlanc

Dorothy Burnett Women's Missionary Society
Elsie Leaman

Emergency Measures Organization
Peter Spence

Home & School
Information N/A

IODE (International Order of the Daughters of the Empire)
Susan Spence

Legion Ladies Auxiliary(Sackville)
Doreen Richards

Lions Club
Andy Partridge

Sussex Lodge # 4 of Free and Accepted Masons
Masonic Hall
Ed Burridge
(506) 536-2733
Macx MacNichol
(506) 379-2211
2 Harrop Ave, Dorchester, NB, Canada
Communication 3rd Wednesday of each month except July & August.

Senior Citizens Club
Ernie Partridge

Shiretown Boutique
Linda Leblanc

United Church Women
Beryl Kingston

Victorian Order of Nurses

Westmorland Historical Society
Dr. Eugene Goodridge

Keywords: health care, Intensive Care Unit, school