December 2013 Newsletter

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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.

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

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.

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

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!

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)