Fort Anne and Port Royal, partners for the month of July 2019

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Fort Anne
Website: www.parcscanada.gc.ca/fortanne
Contact: (902) 532-2397
Address: 323 St. George St. Annapolis Royal NS Port-Royal Habitation
Website: www.parcscanada.gc.ca/portroyal
Contact: (902) 532-2898
Address: 53 Historic Lane Port Royal NS


Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that Fort Anne and Port Royal NHS are our partners for the month of July 2019. Their participation provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Fort Anne

Fort Anne is the oldest national historic site in Canada, designated in 1917.
Over 4000 years ago the Mi’kmaq used this location as a stopping place in their voyages.
In the 1600s and 1700s, the site was the centre 
of early European colonization and settlement in the area called Acadie by the French, Nova Scotia by the British. The French and the British in turn had their colonial capitals here. This was one of the most hotly contested territories in North America. The 1702 earthworks are the earliest Canadian example of a Vauban-style fort. Come Explore!

Port-Royal Habitation

The Port-Royal Habitation is a reconstruction of a small French compound begun in 1605. It was home to one of the earliest European settlements on this continent. Mi’kmaq people lived along these shores for centuries and it was here that the French and the Mi’kmaq formed an enduring friendship and alliance. The Habitation survived until 1613 when it was destroyed in an attack by Captain Samuel Argall of Virginia. As you visit the Habitation you will have the chance to discover the trials and successes of the French colonists who settled for a time along this coast. Plan to spend an hour or more at the site exploring the buildings, the wigwam and talking with the costumed interpreters.

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 Since 2012, the admission fees have been replaced by a Donation box, as well as a new Corporate Sponsorship Program.

Historic Gardens – June 2019 Partner of the Month

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 of Annapolis Royal is the sponsor of the month for June 2019. Its generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Imagine a beautiful garden where the winds of history blow softly through the trees. Imagine warm summer days filled with the scent of more than 270 cultivars of roses. You have just imagined yourself in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, where we delight and astonish visitors from around the world.

Located in historic Annapolis Royal, the Historic Gardens was named “Canada’s Garden of the Year” in 2015. 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.

With a Gift Shop featuring Maritime handcrafts, and the Elm Tree Café situated under the canopy of a giant weeping elm, we suggest you plan a couple hours to relax in our Seventeen Acres of Paradise!

La Société acadienne de Clare – sponsor of the month – May 2019

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Website: www.saclare.com
Contact: Natalie Robichaud, 902-769-0955
Email: dg[à]saclare.com


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that La Société acadienne de Clare is the sponsor of the month for May 2019. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

La Société acadienne de Clare is made up of individuals and organisations that work together to preserve and promote the Acadian language and culture in the Clare region. We represent La Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse in the Municipality of Clare. We organize many community base projects. Naturally, most of are activities and projects are conducted in our maternal French language, but they do not exclude the participation of the other official language community nor other minority groups. Visit our office at 795 Comeauville, in the Radio-CIFA building.

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.

Caisse populaire de Clare – Sponsor of the Month – April 2019

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Website: www.caissepopclare.com
Contact: Renel Doucet, 902-769-5315
Email: rdoucet[at]caissepopclare.com


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Caisse populaire de Clare is the sponsor of the month for April 2019. 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. They have two full service branches/ATMs located in Church Point and Meteghan.

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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.

Le CDÉNÉ – Partner of the Month – March 2019

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Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – Business Development & Entrepreneurship (BDE) Website: http://cdene.ns.ca/en/services/business-and-entrepreneurship
Contact: André LeBlanc 902-769-3902
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 partner of the month for March 2019. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The Conseil de développement de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ), Business Development and Entrepreneurship Services provides high-quality business services in the rural Acadian and Francophone regions of Nova Scotia. The team members are able to work with you to develop different strategies to manage or grow your business in addition to realizing your ideas to start your own business.

CDÉNÉ primarily offers business counselling and consulting services for aspiring entrepreneurs and for those wishing to expand and/or upgrade their business.

CDÉNÉ 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.

We invite you to visit our website: http://cdene.ns.ca/en/services/business-and-entrepreneurship

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.

Historic Gardens – June 2018 Partner of the Month

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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 of Annapolis Royal is the sponsor of the month for June 2018. Its 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.

In 2015, the Historic Gardens was selected as Canada’s Garden of the Year, and in 2017, recognized as a Canada 150 Garden Experience.


Le Centre acadien – Sponsor of the Month – December 2016

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Le Centre acadien
Website: https://www.usainteanne.ca/centre-acadien
Contact: Carmen d’Entremont 902-769-2114, poste 7204
Email: centre.acadien@usainteanne.ca

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Le Centre acadien is the sponsor of the month for December 2016. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The Centre acadien of Université Sainte-Anne carries out the dual mission of promoting research in Acadian studies and of supporting researchers at the University, whatever their discipline may be. Founded in 1972, the Centre possesses a collection of primary and secondary sources related to the past and contemporary reality of the Acadians that is the most comprehensive one of its kind in Nova Scotia.

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The Centre acadien contains over 10,000 volumes and 100 linear meters of manuscripts and other original documents, in addition to several collections of recorded interviews about yesteryear’s way of life and recordings of vocal and instrumental music from Nova Scotia.

The Centre acadien is particularly proud of its many collections of photographs of Acadian life, taken by such renowned photographs as D.B. Field and John Collier, Jr., as well as its nearly complete collection of French-language newspapers published in the Maritime Provinces.

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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.