February 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.


Free Fun Day at the Manivelle – Friday, Feb. 21, 10:30-2 pm
La Manivelle print shop will be open free of charge to our members and non-members, to encourage participation in the upcoming exposition. This is a perfect opportunity to work on your creations for the next exhibition at the Trécarré gallery: “Flashlight” (Nocturne), from March 18-April 30.

Indoor Farmer’s Market – Sunday, Feb. 24, 12 noon-3 pm
Come join us, shop locally and shake off the Winter Blues! With live music by Denise Robicheau and friends. The following vendors are confirmed:
* fresh oysters and mushrooms (BullyGoth Farm)
* 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)
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Contact: Sheila 902-769-2302 or email sheila.leblanc.joyce@gmail.com
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Nocturne à la Baie – Friday evening, March 22
The Rendez-vous de la Baie will be participating in the program by offering a guided storytelling tour led by Danny Blinn in the Acadian Interpretive Centre. This tour will be themed “Legends of the Baie” and will be guided in the dark using lanterns. For more information on the Nocturne à la Baie event, visit the Facebook page for Nocturne



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



Participate in our Facebook promotion for a chance to win a FREE lobster sandwich and beverage from our café (value $10).
Simply “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie facebook page , or if you already “Like” it, share the promotion on Facebook to encourage friends to Like the page.Facebook promo fb




The Source: Seashore Electronics Ltd.
Contact: Danny Stuart, 902-769-2610
Email: seashore@ns.sympatico.ca

Website: http://www.thesource.ca/

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the The Source: Seashore Electronics Ltd. is the sponsor of the month for February 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Your local Source Store in Clare. Locally owned and operated by Danny and Rebecca Stuart in Saulnierville since Nov 1992. Danny, Rebecca and staff Yvon, Andrea, Andre and Joel are here to offer you the best service available for all your home electronics, satellite and cell phone needs. Also have a good selection of musical supplies from guitar strings, guitars, amps, PA systems, and now a good selection of ukulele and accessories.

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.



Art de la Baie
Le Conseil des Arts de la Baie and Clare Tourism Department have teamed up to create a showcase project of 12 local artists for the summer of 2013, taking place at the Rendez-vous de la Baie.
Click to learn how to participate in a new cultural tourism experience with artists!

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Visitors Guide
A working committee has been established to assist YASTA staff improve the content for the 2013 guide. The Clare region will have a significant presence in the content as in previous versions. At least 35,000 copies will be published.

Digby County Visitors Guide
For the first time in several years, the Clare region will be promoted in the 2013 Digby County Visitors Guide, published annually by the Digby Courier. This new partnership will improve the visibility of the Rendez-vous de la Baie and the Clare region in the Digby market for the 2013 season.

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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