April 2013 newsletter

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Welcome to the monthly online Rendez-vous de la Baie newsletter! Please feel free to share with your friends and colleagues.

Effective Tuesday, April 2, our Spring operating hours are 7 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Operating hours will be extended again following the long weekend in May. In the meantime, the Café may stay open beyond regular hours of operation to accommodate special events, please contact us at 902-769-1234 to check.


Clare VIC

We are pleased to welcome back Danny Blinn for another season as our Visitor Information Centre & Programming manager. Drop by and say ‘hello’ and pick up a 2013 NS Doers & Dreamers guide. Danny is in the process of coordinating several guided tours for school and community groups this Spring. Feel free to contact Danny directly: 902-769-2345 or vicclare@gmail.com


À La Trécarré art gallery
During March and April, the creative “LAMPE DE POCHE” (flashlight) exhibition will be on display in the gallery, a collection of works to celebrate the Nocturne event. Flashlights are provided to illuminate the works during your visit.

Lampe de poche

CINÉ-CAB Film – Saturday, April 20, 7 pm
Come see a special screening at the Marc-Lescarbot theatre, “Drowning in Colour: The Art of Wayne Boucher”. Admission is free for all, however it is possible to make donations at the door to help with the cost of renting the film. Suggested donation: $5.
Click for a preview

Indoor Farmer’s Market – Sunday, April 28, 12 noon-3 pm
Come join us and shop locally! With live music by Andre Muise. The following vendors are expected:
* pretzels and knitting (Aline’s Crafts)
* chocolates (Weez Coburn)
* jams, salves and felted wool balls (Emilia Amirault)
* art and jewelry (Dorothy Thibodeau)
* folk art (Hika Wagner)
* Pumpkin Compote and Natively inspired creations (Klaus Heinze)
* Watkins (Michelle Hurlburt)
* spiritual readings (15 mins. for $20, by Rose Theriault)

Contact Sheila at 902-769-2302 or sheila.leblanc.joyce@gmail.com
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The Clare Community Calendar is a free tool to promote events and activities in Clare. You will see a wide variety of events, including community events, general entertainment, leisure, tourism, festivals and cultural activities, as well as activities taking place at Université Sainte-Anne and at the Rendez-vous de la Baie.

This calendar is a free service to event organizers, and also serves as a planning tool to improve the coordination of events in Clare. Event organizers can add events by calling Réanne Flynn at 902-769-3655, or e-mail her at reception@municipality.clare.ns.ca


Nicole wrap au homard
Due to popular demand, our Lobster Sandwich is now available every day! The Café has recently introduced a Lobster Wrap ($6.49), also offered every day. Welcome back to Nicole Comeau (shown in photo), a part-time server in the café.

New special: Starting Monday April 15, soup & sandwich with a drink for $9.99.

For information on daily specials and special events, “Like” the Facebook page for Rendez-vous de la Baie facebook jpegor call the Café at 902-769-3674.



Caisse populaire de ClareWebsite: www.caissepopclare.com
Contact: Paul-Émile LeBlanc, 902-769-5315
Email: pleblanc[at]caissepopclare.com

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that Caisse populaire de Clare is the sponsor of the month for April 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Caisse populaire de Clare is a locally owned, progressive cooperative financial institution offering quality, professional and personal service to our members while enhancing the social well-being of the community. The credit union is a full service financial institution offering products and services for personal and commercial members with 4 conveniently located ATMs.

Access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre (Museum) at Rendez-vous de la Baie is now free of charge. New since 2012, the admission fees have been replaced by a Donation box, as well as a new Corporate Sponsorship Program.

For more information on the Corporate Sponsorship Program, please view the PDF.



Clare Tourism Map

The Clare Tourism Department has produced a brand new Clare Tourism Map to promote the region for 2013! There will be 20,000 copies printed, which include free visitor services listings on the back. These maps will be distributed later in April throughout Clare and at the Saltscapes East Coast Expo in Halifax.
Click to download the 2013 Clare Map pdf




Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Events Calendar
Do you have an event or activity that you would like to promote online?
Click to submit an event

Digby-Clare Tourism Networking Session – Thursday, April 25
As a follow-up from the first session last November, Clare tourism stakeholders are invited to participate in a networking session in Digby to discuss tourism partnerships. The meeting will take place on April 25, from 10 to 12 noon at the Digby Arena. Light lunch served. Please confirm your attendance with Larry at 902-769-1234.

Festival acadien de Clare changes
Good luck to Lisette Gaudet, who recently left her position as General Manager to pursue a new opportunity. Lisette has played a key role with tourism in Clare over the years, having served as president of the Clare Tourism Committee, representing industry on the YASTA board, as well as being a great partner for the Rendez-vous de la Baie. At the same time, the Rendez-vous is looking forward to collaborating with the Festival team for 2013.

Nocturne à la Baie: a great success!
The first Nocturne à la Baie, a Festival celebrating Art at night, was held on Friday, March 22. A large number of events throughout Clare were organized by the Féderation régionale des arts et du patrimoine (FRAP), which attracted very good participation and positive feedback.
Click to see photos from events held at Rendez-vous de la Baie

The Rendez-vous de la Baie would like to thank la Société acadienne de Clare (SAC) for presenting the Rendez-vous with a certificate of recognition. This certificate, recognizing the RVB’s role and contribution to the community, was presented at the Society’s AGM on Saturday, March 23.


Have any questions or comments?

Larry Peach 902-769-1234
Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie
Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
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