March 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.


Funding Announcement – Friday, March 15, 12 noon
Church Point (NS) – The general public is invited to a press conference with the Nova West Federal Deputy, Mr. Greg Kerr, on behalf of the Honorable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Mr. Kerr will make an announcement of investments by the Canadian government towards two organizations from Baie Sainte-Marie: “FESTIVAL ACADIEN DE CLARE” and “MAISON LA BOUCHE ROUVERTE ASSOCIÉE”.

GREASE, musical comedy – March 15-16, 7 pm at Marc-Lescarbot theatre, Ste-Anne
For the second consecutive year, the students of Université Sainte-Anne are presenting a musical comedy. The play is a French version inspired by the well-known movie “Grease”. The café will be open from 6pm-9pm on both evenings. Visit the Facebook page for Grease

Nocturne à la Baie (Festival of Art at Night) – Friday,March 22, 6 pm-12 midnight
Join us for a night of art, culture, and light activities for everyone! The Rendez-vous de la Baie will be staying open until 10:30 pm and is participating with a special “Legends of the Baie” tour by lantern with Danny Blinn in the Acadian Interpretive Centre. To view and download the entire Nocturne à la Baie program, visit the Facebook page for Nocturne or click on the image below. You will also find the program passports at the Rendez-vous de la Baie centre.
Nocturne english program

Indoor Farmer’s Market – Sunday, March 24, 12 noon-3 pm
Come join us, shop locally and shake off the Winter Blues! With live music by Andre Muise. The following vendors are confirmed:
* pretzels and knitting (Aline’s Crafts)
* 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)

Contact: Sheila 902-769-2302 or email
Visit the Facebook page for Marchés de la Baie
Farmers market - March 2013 newsletter

At the Trécarré art gallery
During March and April, the creative “LAMPE DE POCHE” (flashlight) exhibition will be on display in the gallery, a collection of works to celebrate the Nocturne event. Flashlights will be provided to illuminate the works during your visit.

At the Détraqué gallery
La Galerie Détraqué is a showcase gallery located in the entryway of La Manivelle printshop. It consists of three 3’x 6′ viewing cabinets for exhibiting six, contemporary printmaking exhibitions each year from both members of La Manivelle and invited artists. During March and April, check out “SILKSCREENS” by Robert Rutherford. Click to see photos from this exhibition



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



A big “Thank You” to everyone who participated in our Facebook promotion during the month of February, when we achieved our goal of reaching 500 “Likes” on the Rendez-vous de la Baie page. Congratulations to the winners:
* lobster sandwich: Janelle Doucet
* 3 coffees: Bernice Doucet, Lorraine Pothier, Michelle Dugas
Stay tuned for the next Facebook promotion during April!

For information on daily specials and special events, “Like” the Facebook page for Rendez-vous de la Baie facebook jpegor call the Café at 902-769-3674.


Elizabeth has recently introduced Clam râpure from Évelina’s on the café menu (6,99$), only served on Fridays, come and get it!
clam rapure



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Robert Long Real Estate Ltd.
Contact: Lester Doucet, 902-769-8722


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The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Robert Long Real Estate Ltd. is the sponsor of the month for March 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

The present Owner/Broker Lester Doucet purchased Robert Long Real Estate Ltd in 2009, situated in Meteghan River NS. This company has been in the real estate business for over 35 years, matching home buyers with the house of their dreams. The only locally owned Real Estate Brokerage in Clare, therefore 100 % of the revenue generated by Robert Long Real Estate NS (2009) Ltd stays in Clare. This area is known for its beautiful ocean views, fresh air, Acadian culture, unique cuisine, down home and friendly people. Our track record speaks for itself. We have numerous listings at any given time in this beautiful scenic part of the world. Whether you are looking to buy or sell we can make it happen!

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.



Clare promotional banner and Map
The Clare Tourism Department recently coordinated the creation of a new pop-up banner, designed by d’EntreMont Design, to bring to trade shows such as the Saltscapes Expo in Halifax at the end of April. The Clare ‘tear-off’ map, with free local tourism industry listings on the back side, is in process of development and will be available in April. A refresh of the tourism website will also be launched this Spring.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Website
This is a total refresh for the area, featuring a new design, content and photos. Work continues to update the site, and we will be starting a search engine optimization program for the website this summer.
Click to visit the website

2013 Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Visitors’ Guide
Sales for the 2013 Visitors Guide have begun. The guide committee has met four times, and the final draft will be complete within a few weeks. 35,000 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

Digby County Visitors’ Guide
The Clare region will be promoted in the 2013 Digby County Visitors Guide, published annually by the Digby Courier. By encouraging all local accommodations in Digby to carry the guide in every room, this strategy will make it easier for visitors to find all of the things to do and places to eat and shop, and hopefully stay another night.
Click to read an article in the Digby Courier and click for information on advertising rates

« Découvrir l’Acadie de la Nouvelle-Écosse – Sur la route des festivals 2013 » Guide
This French publication is published by Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse, and will be distributed in May 2013 for the 13th consecutive year. A total of 10,000 copies will be distributed in strategic locations throughout the Province.
Click for information on advertising rates

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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