Commanditaire du mois : Robert Long Real Estate NS (2009) Ltd.

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Robert Long Real Estate Ltd.
Contact : Lester Doucet, 902-769-8722
Courriel : info@robertlong.ca
Site web : http://www.robertlong.ca/


Le Rendez-vous de la Baie est très heureux d’annoncer que Robert Long Real Estate NS (2009) Ltd. est le commanditaire du mois de mars 2014. Leur contribution permet aux gens de la communauté un accès gratuit au centre interprétatif.

Lester Doucet est propriétaire / courtier chez Robert Long Real Estate depuis 2009, situé à La Butte N.-É. Le seule courtier d’immobilier local dans Clare signifie que tous les revenus générés chez Robert Long Real Estate NS (2009) Ltd restent dans Clare. Depuis 35 ans, nous travaillons dans le marché des biens immobiliers, un domaine qui réalise les rêves des acheteurs de maisons. Cette région est bien reconnue pour sa culture et cuisine acadienne, ses belles vues de l’océan, son air frais, et ses gens amicaux. Venez nous visiter, rencontrer un peuple avec une joie de vie et entourez-vous du monde inoubliable. Vos rêves vous attendent !

L’accès au Centre d’interprétation acadien (musée) du Rendez-vous de la Baie est maintenant gratuit. Depuis 2012, on y trouve une boîte de dons ainsi qu’un programme de commanditaires, qui ont permis d’éliminer les frais d’entrée aux salles d’exposition.

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le programme de commanditaires, veuillez voir le PDF.

Larry

February 2014 newsletter

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OUR WINTER HOURS
Welcome to the monthly online Rendez-vous de la Baie newsletter! Starting January 2, our Winter business hours will be 7am to 3pm from Monday to Friday, and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

ACTIVITIES AT RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA BAIE
At Le Trécarré Art Gallery
Discover the new exhibition at Le Trécarré from January 8 to February 28: “HOMING – VOL DE RENTRÉE”, an expo by Jay LeBlanc. Vernissage: Sunday, February 9 from 1pm to 3pm.
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ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY: 2014 CLARE MAP-BROCHURE!
The Municipality of Clare Tourism Department is pleased to offer businesses and organizations an advertising opportunity on our new full-colour 2014 Clare Tourism Map-Brochure. This double-sided brochure will replace the Clare tear-off maps from previous years, and will include many new features:
* Brochure format to enable distribution in NS Visitor Information Centres
* Activity Guide and Map featuring Acadian, Music, Outdoors and Hands-on Experiences, with QR codes
* Attraction Map and Visitor Services listings
* Custom plastic holders for display at participating locations

20,000 copies will be printed in early April and distributed at local accommodations, attractions and restaurants, and at other locations throughout the region, and at NS Visitor Information Centres, including Halifax Airport & Waterfront, and at various conferences, events and selected consumer trade shows (Saltscapes, Halifax). The Clare map-brochure will also be available online at : www.BaieSainteMarie.com

Ad size 2.5”tall x 2.0”wide = $150 + HST. Maximum 3 spaces per business. 18 total spaces available (6 rows x 3 columns). We can design your ad or you can supply your ad.

To reserve your ad space today, please contact us ASAP as spaces are selling quickly! (9 of 18 spaces already sold). Contact Larry Peach: 902-769-1234 or by email: lpeach@municipality.clare.ns.ca

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CAFÉ NEWS
Monthly Promotion: Daily Lunch Specials!
The Rendez-vous café is offering a daily special for the entire month of February!
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Stay tuned for future promotions! For information on our daily specials and special events, call 902-769-3674 or “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie Facebook Page
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SPONSOR OF THE MONTH: LA FÉDÉRATION RÉGIONALE DES ARTS ET DU PATRIMOINE DE LA BAIE SAINTE-MARIE (FEBRUARY)
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La Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie (FRAP)
Contact: Natalie Robichaud, 902-698-1751
Email: natalie.robichaud@gmail.com
Website: http://www.frap.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FRAP-La-F%C3%A9d%C3%A9ration-r%C3%A9gionale-des-arts-et-du-patrimoine-de-la-Baie/122770977880553


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the La FRAP is the sponsor of the month for February 2014. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The mission of La Fédération Régionale des Arts et du Patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie (FRAP) is to gather and represent the leading organizations related to the arts and heritage of the region, allowing them to increase the capacity and expertise, provide training, facilitate communication, encourage the development of collaborations and partnerships and coordination of joint projects. This year, we are organizing a cultural festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and its light as well as the beauty of our culture.

Petit Nouveau logo Clare-té Le Festival de Clare-té will be held from March 20-23,2014 and will offer a variety of great activities.
Some examples of activities are:
– A presentation on the importance of stained glass at Église Sainte-Marie
– Workshop on installation art and lanterns
– Cosmic bowling and bingo
– A presentation on the Culinary Heritage of Baie Sainte-Marie
– An Evening of Nocturnal art
The full program will be available soon. For more information, please contact Natalie Robichaud 902-698-1751.

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.

PARTNERSHIPS IN PROGRESS
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“BEST OF YAS” AWARDS
On January 9 2014, the Yarmouth and Acadian Shore Tourism Association (YASTA) honoured the best with awards in 20 different categories. Council for the Municipality of Clare would like to congratulate all the winners from the Clare area.
* Évelina’s: Winner for Best Rappie Pie.
* Festival acadien de Clare’s Street Parade: Winner for Best Festival Experience.
* Mavillette Beach: Winner, Best Beach.
* Cape Ste-Marie: Runner Up, Best Ocean View.
* La Cuisine Robicheau: Runner Up, Best Restaurant.
* Max Thibodeau: Runner Up for Best Farm Market Vendor.
* Belle Baie Park: Runner Up for Best Campground.
* Le P’tit Bois Trails: Runner Up for Best Walking Trail.
* Rendez-vous de la Baie (Learning Acadian History): Runner Up for Best Experience for Visitors.
* June Deveau’s Studio & Gallery: Runner Up for the Best Gallery Experience.
* The Grinders: Runner Up for Best Local Band.
* Belliveau Motors Golf Tournament: Runner Up for Best Golf Event.

TOURISM INFORMATION SESSION
The CDÉNÉ, in collaboration with the RAIE, would like to invite Clare tourism stakeholders to a bilingual information session. The event takes place on Friday, Feb. 20, from 4:45 pm to 8:45 pm, in the cafeteria at École sécondaire de Clare.
Click image below to download PDF of the complete program.

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IMPORTANT LINKS
Clare Event Calendar (and how to add an event)
Baie Sainte-Marie Tourism
Bay of Fundy Experience Centre: Indiegogo fundraising campaign

Have any questions or comments?
Contact Larry Peach: Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie & Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
902-769-1234 [ email ]
Café: 902-769-3674 Visitor Information: 902-769-2345 (re-opening April 2014)

Sponsor of the Month: La FRAP / Festival de Clare-té

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La Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie (FRAP)
Contact: Natalie Robichaud, 902-698-1751
Email: natalie.robichaud@gmail.com
Website: http://www.frap.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FRAP-La-F%C3%A9d%C3%A9ration-r%C3%A9gionale-des-arts-et-du-patrimoine-de-la-Baie/122770977880553


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the La FRAP is the sponsor of the month for February 2014. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The mission of La Fédération Régionale des Arts et du Patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie (FRAP) is to gather and represent the leading organizations related to the arts and heritage of the region, allowing them to increase the capacity and expertise, provide training, facilitate communication, encourage the development of collaborations and partnerships and coordination of joint projects. This year, we are organizing a cultural festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and its light as well as the beauty of our culture.

Petit Nouveau logo Clare-té Le Festival de Clare-té will be held from March 20-23,2014 and will offer a variety of great activities.
Some examples of activities are:
– A presentation on the importance of stained glass at Église Sainte-Marie
– Workshop on installation art and lanterns
– Cosmic bowling and bingo
– A presentation on the Culinary Heritage of Baie Sainte-Marie
– An Evening of Nocturnal art
The full program will be available soon. For more information, please contact Natalie Robichaud 902-698-1751.

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.

Sponsor of the Month: Digby-Clare CBDC

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Digby-Clare CBDC
Contact: Brianne LeBlanc, 902-769-2916
Email: brianne.leblanc@cbdc.ca
Website: http://www.cbdc.ca/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/digbyclarecbdc


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Digby-Clare CBDC is the sponsor of the month for January 2014. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

At Digby-Clare CBDC, we assist in the creation of small businesses and in the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs:
• Financial assistance to a maximum of $150,000 is available in the form of loans, loan guarantees and equity financing to existing and aspiring entrepreneurs;
• Business counselling & advice is available to small businesses. We help businesses to succeed and therefore we give high priority to the advisory role of our mandate;
• Entrepreneurship development and training to individuals and small business owners/managers is available in many of our offices;
• Technical assistance usually takes the form of guidance and coaching, and sometimes advocating on behalf of our clients to other lending establishments or regulatory agencies.

One of the keys to our success is that investment decisions are made by an independent Board of Directors sensitive to the needs of the community. The directors are volunteers, generally business men and women, who believe in our communities and possess an outstanding commitment to making them a better place in which to live and work.

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.

Larry

December 2013 Newsletter

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OUR HOLIDAY AND WINTER HOURS
Welcome to the monthly online Rendez-vous de la Baie newsletter! Our business hours until Dec. 24 will be Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 3pm. Please note the Centre will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 1pm and re-opening on Thursday, January 2 at 7am. Starting January 2, our Winter hours will be 7am to 3pm from Monday to Friday, and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

ACTIVITIES AT RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA BAIE
EXPO SALE – until the end of December
Are you looking for an original Christmas Gift at a reasonable price? Drop by Le Trécarré Art Gallery located at Le Rendez-Vous de la Baie, where you will find an original mini-art sale of works of art made by members of Le Conseil des Arts de la Baie.
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BOUTIQUE BERLICOCO: a perfect place for Christmas shopping!
The Berlicoco Boutique gift shop carries a wide assortment of local arts and crafts including paintings, photos, pottery, jewelry, books by local authors, hand-made quilts, and music CDs, among other items. A great opportunity to buy locally and support local artists. The boutique also sells Université Sainte-Anne and U.S.A. Dragons clothing and souvenirs.
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CAFÉ NEWS
Promotion of the Month: Winter Drinks!
The Café is now selling an assortment of tasty winter drinks for $3.75!
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Stay tuned for future promotions! For information on our daily specials and special events, call 902-769-3674 or “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie Facebook Page
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SPONSOR OF THE MONTH : SOCIÉTÉ HISTORIQUE ACADIEN DE LA BAIE SAINTE-MARIE (DECEMBER)

Société historique acadienne de la baie Sainte-Marie
Contact: Marc Lavoie, president, 902-769-2114 extension 7174
Courriel: Marc.Lavoie@usainteanne.ca

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Société historique acadienne de la Baie Sainte-Marie is the sponsor of the month for December 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The Société historique acadienne de la Baie Sainte-Marie was established in 1976 by a group interested in local history, and in preserving various historic sites in Clare, including the La Vieille Maison in Meteghan. More recently, the society has erected a monument in Grosses-Coques to commemorate the first church in the region, as well as being responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the first Acadian cemetery and chapel at Pointe-à-Major, a popular site with visitors during the summer.

The archives of the society are located in the Centre acadien at Université Sainte-Anne. The society is interested in all aspects of the history of la Baie Sainte-Marie. Membership is $5 per year and the group meets quarterly.

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.

PARTNERSHIPS IN PROGRESS
Festival de la Clare-té
La Fédération Régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie is pleased to announce the return of its event celebrating the arrival of spring. Last year, FRAP successfully hosted the event Nocturne à la Baie. This year, the event has transformed into a four day festival, appropriately named Festival de Clare-té. The dates of the festival are from March 20th to the 23rd to 23.
It will be a celebration of the arts and heritage with fun and interesting activities for everyone. An event similar to Nocturne à la Baie will be incorporated within the festival, only this time, there will be a call for submissions process, so that artists may be financially rewarded for their participation. Also different this year is the addition of conferences and workshops on various topics revolving around the agricultural and culinary heritage of Baie Sainte-Marie The Festival’s logo, as it appears below, represents the relationship between the earth, light, and creativity in the region. A detailed program will be available soon. The Rendez-vous de la Baie is pleased again to be an event organizer and one of the host venues.

Contact: Natalie Robichaud 902-698-1751
Email: natalie.robichaud@gmail.com

Click to fill out an ‘interactive’ form to apply for artistic funding for Festival de Clare-té

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The staff of the Rendez-vous de la Baie would like to send its best wishes to all of its friends and clients for Christmas and for the New Year. We will be preparing our programming activities for the 2014 season and look forward to sharing this with you soon in the new year!

IMPORTANT LINKS
Clare Event Calendar (and how to add an event)
Baie Sainte-Marie Tourism

Have any questions or comments?
Contact Larry Peach: Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie & Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
902-769-1234 [ email ]
Café: 902-769-3674 Visitor Information: 902-769-2345 (re-opening April 2014)

Société historique acadienne de la baie Sainte-Marie: Sponsor of the month

Société historique acadienne de la baie Sainte-Marie
Contact: Marc Lavoie, president, 902-769-2114 extension 7174
Courriel: Marc.Lavoie@usainteanne.ca

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Société historique acadienne de la baie Sainte-Marie is the sponsor of the month for December 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The Société historique acadienne de la baie Sainte-Marie was established in 1976 by a group interested in local history, and in preserving various historic sites in Clare, including the La Vieille Maison in Meteghan. More recently, the society has erected a monument in Grosses-Coques to commemorate the first church in the region, as well as being responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the first Acadian cemetery and chapel at Pointe-à-Major, a popular site with visitors during the summer.

The archives of the society are located in the Centre acadien at Université Sainte-Anne. The society is interested in all aspects of the history of la baie Sainte-Marie. Membership is $5 per year and the group meets quarterly.

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.

Larry

November 2013 Newsletter

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Welcome to the monthly online Rendez-vous de la Baie newsletter! Our Fall business hours are Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 3pm. The Café can stay open after the regular hours to accommodate special events. Contact us to verify: 902-769-3674.

ACTIVITIES AT RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA BAIE

FREE COFFEE PROMO – Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1 pm to 4 pm
Gary Jenner from Nova Coffee and our Rendez-vous Café team are looking forward to serving samples of new products for you! Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 pm, and sample free coffee, seasonal lattes and iced coffee drinks. Participate in giveaways and draws! This is your chance to give us input into our coffee selections. Gary can also answer your home brewing questions.
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Explore Printmaking Technique at the Manivelle, Thursdays, 10 am to 1 pm
Come discover the art of print-making with Sheila LeBlanc-Joyce. The first 3 Thursdays are free. All materials needed for printmaking are available at La Manivelle. After your 3 free sessions you can either:
1. Become a member of La Manivelle for an annual fee of $50, which gives you free and unlimited use of La Manivelle. However you will have to pay for the paper that you use. The price is clearly indicated for each type of paper, or
2. Pay $2.50 per hour for the use of La Manivelle and you will have to pay for the paper that you use. Contact: Sheila 902-769-2302
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LES HAY BABIES: Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8 pm, Marc-Lescarbot theatre
Tickets available for $12$, 15$ at the door. On sale at the Rendez-vous de la Baie Café.
Indie-folk trio, composed of three women with vibrant personalities. Originally from New Brunswick, Katrine Noël, Vivianne Roy and Julie Aubé weave their accents to create a pleasant ambiance and present their unique indie-folk sound. Even though their voices may give you chills, their lyrics and stories will warm you up instantly, like a hot apple cider.

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“Magasinez à la Baie” (Shop in Clare), December 2-8
The Clare Chamber of Commerce is coordinating “Magasinez à la Baie”, a promotion to encourage residents to shop locally during the week of December. The Chamber is seeking participating merchants. The Municipality is on board and will be sponsoring the $1000 Grand Prize. The winner will have a choice to select gift certificates totaling $1000 from participating merchants in Clare. Cost is $150 to participate, and participating merchants will have ballot boxes. Monies from merchants will be used to promote the event in the local media. The Chamber will also contribute money to make sure we have great exposure. Watch for the promotions and shop locally! For more information, contact Paul-Emile LeBlanc: 902-769-5312.

As in previous years, the Conseil des Arts de la Baie is coordinating EXPO-VENTE once again in the Le Trécarré Art Gallery, from Nov. 20 to Dec. 31, 2013. The souvenir boutique at Rendez-vous de la Baie also carries a wide assortment of local arts and crafts. Come join us by supporting local artists and shopping locally!

CAFÉ NEWS

Promotion of the Month: Lobster Chowder
The Rendez-vous Café is now offering our popular Lobster Chowder everyday, $5.99!
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Stay tuned for future promotions! For information on our daily specials and special events, call 902-769-3674 or “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie Facebook Page
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SPONSOR OF THE MONTH : LE CONSEIL DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE DE LA NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE (NOVEMBER)
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Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – Business Development & Entrepreneurship (BDE)
Website: http://www.cdene.ns.ca/Entrepreneuriat.aspx
Contact: Angélique LeBlanc 902-769-3265
Email: entrepreneur@cdene.ns.ca

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – BDE is the sponsor of the month for November 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Managed by the CDÉNÉ, Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CDENE-BDE) provides high-quality business services in the rural Acadian and Francophone regions of Nova Scotia. The team members are able to advise you to manage your business or to realize your ideas to start your own business.
CDENE-BDE primarily offers business counselling and consulting services for aspiring entrepreneurs and for those wishing to expand and/or upgrade their business.

CDÉNÉ-SAE provides entrepreneurs a range of information relevant to the business world and frequently organizes networking events. The center conducts numerous activities to raise awareness (especially for young people) to the importance of entrepreneurship.

CDENE-BDE is part of one of the five provincial members of the Alliance of University Business Development Centers (UBDC) and is the only member to provide full services in both official languages.
We invite you to visit our website: http://www.cdene.ns.ca/Entrepreneuriat.aspx

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.

PARTNERSHIPS IN PROGRESS

CONCOURS : THE BEST OF YAS (Yarmouth & Acadian Shores)
Voting has started! Head to www.bestofyas.com and vote for all your local favorites! One vote per day for all of November!
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2014 Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Visitors’ Guide
Sales for the 2014 Visitors Guide have begun. The guide committee has met several times, and the guide is on track to be published for January 2014. 100,000 copies of the guide will be printed. To book an ad in the guide, contact The Vanguard at (902) 742-7111.
Click for information on advertising rates

IMPORTANT LINKS
Clare Event Calendar
Baie Sainte-Marie Tourism
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores November Newsletter

Have any questions or comments?
Contact Larry Peach: Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie & Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
902-769-1234 [ email ]
Café: 902-769-3674 Visitor Information: 902-769-2345

Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDENE)…Sponsor of the Month

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Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – Business Development & Entrepreneurship (BDE)
Website: http://www.cdene.ns.ca/Entrepreneuriat.aspx
Contact: Angélique LeBlanc 902-769-3265
Email: entrepreneur@cdene.ns.ca

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – BDE is the sponsor of the month for November 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Managed by the CDÉNÉ, Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CDENE-BDE) provides high-quality business services in the rural Acadian and Francophone regions of Nova Scotia. The team members are able to advise you to manage your business or to realize your ideas to start your own business.
CDENE-BDE primarily offers business counselling and consulting services for aspiring entrepreneurs and for those wishing to expand and/or upgrade their business.

CDÉNÉ-SAE provides entrepreneurs a range of information relevant to the business world and frequently organizes networking events. The center conducts numerous activities to raise awareness (especially for young people) to the importance of entrepreneurship.

CDENE-BDE is part of one of the five provincial members of the Alliance of University Business Development Centers (UBDC) and is the only member to provide full services in both official languages.
We invite you to visit our website: http://www.cdene.ns.ca/Entrepreneuriat.aspx

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.

Larry

July 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.

NEW LOGO, NEW LOOK
The Rendez-vous de la Baie Operations Committee and the Clare Tourism Committee have decided to re-brand the Centre with an emphasis on attracting tourist markets. The primary description has changed to “Visitor Centre” with a redesigned logo and signage that incorporates the signature red roof of the building. These changes have been made to make it easier for visitors to locate the Centre.
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ACTIVITIES @ RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA BAIE

Musique de la Baie, Mondays, June 24 to Sept. 30, 5 pm-7 pm
New for 2013, the Rendez-vous is participating in the popular “Musique de la Baie” program. Discover Acadian “kitchen parties” featuring local musicians. Admission free with a purchase. Nachos are now available (Mondays only). Reservations recommended: 902-769-3674.
July 22 – Christal Thibault
July 29 – Christal Thibault
* August 5 – Kyle & Lisa Doucette (*note this is a special event during the Festival acadien where tickets will be sold. See details below in a note about the Wine and Food event)
August 12 – Gerard LeBlanc
August 19 – Kyle & Lisa Doucette
August 26 – Christal Thibault

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Press Conference – Festival acadien de Clare, Friday, July 19, at 2 pm
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You are cordially invited to the Festival acadien de Clare’s press conference, held at the Rendez-vous de la Baie. Attending this conference is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the 2013 Festival activities and events and to meet the organizers and partners. Consult the Festival website for the complete program: http://www.festivalacadiendeclare.ca/
For more information: Charles MacDougall, Marketing and Communications Officer. festivalmarketing2013@gmail.com 902-769-0832

At the Trécarré Art Gallery
During the months of July and August, the art exhibition will be “The Words – Les Mots” which showcases works made by members of the Conseil des Arts de la Baie. At the same time, the exhibit “Alcuin 2012: Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada” will be hosted by the gallery from July 22 to August 21. This will be the first time that this national collection is exhibited in our community. All are invited to attend. Click to learn more (in French).
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Art de la Baie workshop at Rendez-vous – Monotype with Sheila LeBlanc : Friday, July 26, 10 am – 3 pm
Sheila will demystify the world of art prints through a monotype workshop. Acetates and Akua inks give a rich effect using a simple technique. All levels are capable of learning. Inspired by the beauty of the Baie, elements of nature and the human form, our collaborative work will be accessible and interesting. A workshop of 50-60 minutes will be offered in French and/or in English. Material included. Contact Danny at 902-769-2345 or vicclare@gmail.com
Other upcoming workshops:
Thursday, August 1: Valérie Nadon (visual arts)
Thursday, August 8: Karen Boudreau (linocut)
Thursday, August 15: Nora Robicheau (collage)

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Outdoor Movie Night, Tuesday, July 30 at 9:30 pm
Participate in outdoor film night in the back courtyard at Rendez-vous de la Baie. Featuring: La Cabane. Free admission. Presented by Festival acadien in collaboration with Rendez-vous de la Baie. Café open until 10:30 pm, popcorn will be available.
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An Evening of French Storytelling by Les Baranquex, Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 pm
Featuring: Nicole Boudreau, Blanche Comeau, Robert Frappier, Anne LeBlanc, Judith Patouma, Daniel Robichaud et Marie-Colombe-Robichaud. Music by James Quinlan. In the Acadian Interpretation Centre. Cost: $6

Soirée Rendez-vous with Wine and Cheese, Monday, August 5, 6 pm-9 pm
Participants are Luckett Vineyards, Comeau’s Farm Market and Hug Your Nanny Goat Cheese Farm, as well as special guests. Luckett Vineyards will have their newly launched wines! Semi-formal please. Music by Kyle and Lisa Doucette. You can purchase tickets through the Festival acadien (769-0832) or at the Rendez-vous de la Baie café. Cost: $15 per person or $25 for 2. Sponsored by: Clare Chamber of Commerce

Lantern Tours: Legends of the Baie, 4 pm-5 pm (several dates)
During the Festival acadien on Wednesdays: July 31, August 7 and 14 and Wednesday, July 24 (11 am-12 noon). In the Acadian Interpretation Centre. Available in English and French. Free activity. To book a group, contact Danny at 902-769-2345 or vicclare@gmail.com
Nocturne - Legendes de la Baie

 

WEB SITE LAUNCH: www.baiesaintemarie.ca

The official tourism website for Clare/Baie Sainte-Marie has been updated! You will find a wide range of visitor information ranging from culture and heritage attractions, parks and recreation, artists, accommodations, where to eat, as well as a calendar of events and activities. There are new pages on Acadian experiences, videos, maps, webcams, weather and tides and more. We strongly encourage you to share the link as well as update it on your website. There is also a links page for our Partners!
BSM screen shot

 

CAFÉ NEWS

Gaetane Theriault - avec coquesWelcome to Gaetane Thériault to the café team (shown in photo) as a part-time server. Now that summer is here, come enjoy our Cold Drinks! Smoothies: tropical, wild berry, frappuccino and iced drinks: coffee, café mocha, ice cappucino $3.75. Iced tea $2.49.

Facebook Contest! Like and Share our Facebook page for a chance to win great prizes! For information on our daily specials and special events, “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie Facebook Pagefacebook jpeg.
FB promo juillet July 2013

 

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE (VIC)
Drop by and welcome back Nicole Thimot to the Rendez-vous de la Baie team, our summer student at the VIC. Don’t forget to pick up a free Clare tear-off map and check out the expanded gift shop.
Nicole et Danny au VIC 2013

 

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH: HISTORIC GARDENS (JULY)
Historic Gardens logo

441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal
Site web: www.historicgardens.com
Contact: Trish Fry, 902-532-7018
Email: admin[à]historicgardens.com

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

Located in historic Annapolis Royal, the Historic Gardens was recently selected as “One of 5 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For”. With 17 acres of gardens telling the story of Nova Scotia from a horticultural perspective, the Gardens are a “must see” attraction. One highlight of significance is the reproduction of a 1671 thatched Acadian house garden and dyked lands, reminiscent of the time when the Annapolis Royal area was thriving as the Cradle of Acadie.

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.

 

PARTNERSHIPS IN PROGRESS

New Visitor Experience: Acadian Shore Adventure Tour
New for the 2013 season, the Clare Tourism Department is offering a guided tour experience to attract new visitors to Clare from the Digby area. Danny Blinn is leading this experience every Monday during the tourist season, using a 14-seat Transport de Clare bus (please note there will be no tour on July 29).
Click to read an illustrated article about the June 24 Familiarization Tour. To book your seat, contact Danny at 902-769-2345 or visit page for details.
Danny tour

Acadian Passport
Brochures have been re-printed to encourage tourists to visit the circuit of 8 Acadian cultural and heritage sites and learn the story of Acadie in southwest Nova Scotia from past to present. Watch for the new display signs that identify these participating sites.

New Geocaching Series: Clare and Argyle
The municipalities of Clare and Argyle are coordinating a new geocaching series to encourage visitors to explore Acadian heritage sites of the Acadian Shores. This project is in partnership with Nova Scotia CAP (Community access program) sites, managed by the Acadian federation of Nova Scotia (FANE). The new geocaches will be placed this summer by a team of students. Later in the year, a new brochure will be re-designed and printed for the 2014 season, so stay tuned!

Have any questions or comments?
Contact Larry Peach: Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie & Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
902-769-1234 [ courriel ]
Café: 902-769-3674 Visitor Information: 902-769-2345

Historic Gardens…Sponsor of the Month

Historic Gardens logo

441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal
Website: www.historicgardens.com
Contact: Trish Fry, 902-532-7018
Email: admin[à]historicgardens.com

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

Located in historic Annapolis Royal, the Historic Gardens was recently selected as “One of 5 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For”. With 17 acres of gardens telling the story of Nova Scotia from a horticultural perspective, the Gardens are a “must see” attraction. One highlight of significance is the reproduction of a 1671 thatched Acadian house garden and dyked lands, reminiscent of the time when the Annapolis Royal area was thriving as the Cradle of Acadie.

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.

Larry