Maison la bouche rouverte associée…sponsor of the month

Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie
Contact: Jocelyne Comeau
902-278-2018 (home), 902-769-0955 (Société acadienne de Clare)

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Maison la bouche rouverte associée is the sponsor of the month for September 2012. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Maison la bouche rouverte associée organizes the Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie annually. The main goals and objectives are to promote the oral heritage of the Baie Sainte-Marie and to offer a new artistic discipline, storytelling, to the residents of the area. They also organize activities in the art of storytelling during the year with a variety of partners such as: La Société acadienne de Clare and the Conseil des arts de la Baie. Maison la bouche rouverte was the delighted recipient in the category, Support for artistic production in the Prix Eloize 2012.

Le Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie, Parlons de ce qui conte (Let’s talk about what really counts), takes you into the imaginary world of storytelling. The festival enjoys international fame. It invites professional storytellers, poets and artists of the spoken word, from home and abroad, who share their art of transforming a simple story or anecdote into a fantastic adventure.

Anchored in the Acadian community of Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia, the Festival de la parole offers you a beautiful journey through the multiple forms of the art of the storytelling. The friendly family atmosphere of the festival allows you to be transported into the wonderful world of traditional, fantastic and magical stories and also includes some of the familiar legends from here. Stories are told, sometimes in front of a large fireplace, sometimes by the sea, or along a trail in a pretty woodland setting. The art of storytelling is offered for entertainment, for fun, for reviving the ancient art of oral expression and to communicate and pass on humanitarian values.

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 All new for 2012, the admission fees have been replaced by a Donation box, as well as a new Corporate Sponsorship Program.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