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A Sunday Afternoon in the Park

In the 1930s, people from Sussex and surrounding areas came to Sussex to watch the ball games that took place every Sunday afternoon in the park. Dressed in red uniforms, the Sussex Fire Department brass band provided the musical entertainment on those afternoons. There used to be a cluster of elm trees on the current location of the swimming pool and the band is known to have played their Sunday concerts under these trees. The band was disbanded at the start of the Second World War when many of its members went to Europe. The artist: Paul Wysmyk was born in Hamilton Ontario in 1951 and developed an early interest in art. He launched his mural career in Montreal before heading to Europe to learn more about his craft. He later enrolled in art school in Toronto and went on to work in the film business as a scenic painter and also work as a plaster caster forming decorative moldings for cinema interiors with an older Belgian artisan, Oscar Glass, to whom he became an apprentice. Paul established his own studio in Toronto, painting and exhibiting regularly. He again began concentrating on murals in the 1990s, and has since designed and painted murals in Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Canada.


  • 24 Peter Street (Rear)
    Sussex, N.B
    E4E 2J5