May-June 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.

Effective Monday, June 10 our summer hours will be 7 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Café may stay open longer to accommodate for special events. Don’t forget the Rendez-vous is an ideal location for community meetings and events – and it’s free! Contact Larry 902-769-1234 or to reserve.


At the Trécarré Art Gallery
Discover a new exhibition at Le Trécarré during May and June until July 2: “2011–2012 New Brunswick Art Bank Acquisitions”. Click to learn more.
Le Trecarre mai-juin 2013

Potluck in the new Conseil des arts de la Baie Art Room, Wednesday, June 12, 7 pm
You are invited to a POT LUCK to be held on Wednesday June 12 at 7 pm in our new art room, adjacent to La Manivelle, across the hall from the CAB office. Come and enjoy the opportunity to socialize between friends with a glass of wine and see the works accomplished during the past year. Take a look at the prints collection of the La Manivelle, which until now was sleeping in our drawers. At the same time, you can have a look at Détraqué exhibition, as well as the 2011–2012 New Brunswick Art Bank Acquisitions Exhibition at Le Trécarré.
nouvelle salle d'art

Celebrate the Summer Solstice, Friday, June 21
Join Sahara Dragon in the outdoor courtyard for an evening of ambient music, special effects and other interactive activities. Café open until 10:30 pm. Contact: Michael Gaudet 902-769-3610.
Visit the Sahara Dragon Facebook page.

Musique de la Baie, Mondays, June 24 to Sept. 30, 5 pm-7 pm
New for 2013, the Rendez-vous will be participating in the popular “Musique de la Baie” program. Discover Acadian “kitchen parties” featuring local musicians. Admission free with a meal purchase. Reservations recommended: 902-769-3674.
Other Clare participants in Musique de la Baie for 2013:
* Roadside Grill, Tuesdays 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, 902-837-5047
* La Cuisine Robicheau, Wednesdays, 6 pm-8 pm, 902-769-2121
* Around the Bend, Thursdays, 6 pm-8 pm, 902-645-3313
* Les Beaux vendredis, Fridays, 6 pm-9 pm, 902-769-8618
Accord @RVB café

Art de la Baie showcase series – Graphos with Claude Chaloux : Thursday, June 27, 10 am-3 pm
Le Conseil des Arts de la Baie and Clare Tourism Department have teamed up to create a showcase project of local artists for the summer of 2013, taking place at the Rendez-vous de la Baie. Come watch talented artists at work or participate in a workshop.
* Graphos with Claude Chaloux : a short workshop integrating the techniques of linocutting and ceramics. Claude will lead a short demonstration, followed by participants learning the carving process with 1-2 small pieces of lino, and imprinting their creations using a special ceramic clay. Participants will make and keep their own creations! ex: medallions, pendants and other jewelry. 30-50 minutes. Offered in English or French. Material will be provided. Stay tuned for details for the rest of the summer program. Contact Danny at 902-769-2345 or
mai 2013 art de la baie


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

The Rendez-vous de la Baie souvenir boutique will be expanded once again in 2013. Starting this Spring, the boutique is offering a wide range of University clothing, including t-shirts, sweaters and coats featuring the Université Sainte-Anne Dragons logo.
Dragons USA tshirts

Seafood chowder
Due to popular demand, Seafood chowder will be on the menu every day during the summer. Don’t forget that our Lobster sandwich is also available every day (6,49 $), so why not visit and try one today!

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.


Solange bienvenueWelcome to Solange Boudreau, a new part-time server at the café (pictured in photo). New for this summer: clients will soon be able to use credit cards at the café cash register to purchase café and boutique products.

Employment Opportunity: Café (1 position)
The Rendez-vous de la Baie Café is currently accepting applications for the following bilingual position: one part-time server. Hours of work vary. Experience with the public and café service are considered assets. Persons interested may submit their resume in person at the Rendez-vous de la Baie in Church Point. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gaudet, Café Manager, (902)769-3674. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 14, 2013.


TV monitor
New Advertising Opportunity: only $50 a month!
The TV screen located on the Café counter at Rendez-vous de la Baie offers you excellent visibility to promote your business.
Maximum of 10 slides will be shown each month (this includes Rendez-vous promotions).
Send a 8.5″ x 11″ pdf (landscape orientation).
Contact Larry at 902-769-1234 or



la societe acadien de clare logo avec drapeau

Contact: Elaine Thimot, 902-769-0955
Email: info[à]

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 2013. 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 Acadien 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. Even if all our activities are accomplished in our maternal French language, we invite you to become members of La Société acadienne de Clare. Visit our office at 795 Comeauville, in the Radio-CIFA building.

Chez Jean Dairy Twirl

Contact: Jean LeBlanc, 902-837-5750
Email: chezjean1[à]

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that Chez Jean Dairy Twirl is the sponsor of the month for June 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Located at 3139 Highway #1 Belliveau Cove, Chez Jean Dairy Twirl is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Treat yourself to delicious creamy soft or hard ice cream, seafood, burgers, Chez Jean chicken, and try the famous Chez Jean Burger while relaxing in our air-conditioned dining room overlooking Saint Mary’s Bay. Call 902-837-5750 to pick-up a tasty take-out order, and highlight Sunday June 23, 2013 on your calendar as Chez Jean Dairy Twirl celebrates its 45th anniversary.

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.



New Visitor Experience: Acadian Adventure!
Acadian Shores experientiel tours - church and bus
Starting on Monday, July 1, the Clare Tourism Department is offering a new guided tour experience to attract new visitors to Clare from the Digby area. Danny Blinn will lead this experience every Monday during the tourist season, using a 14-seat Transport de Clare bus. Click to read more details. There will be a familiarization tour for tourism operators offered free of charge on Monday, June 24. To reserve a seat, contact Danny directly at 902-769-2345 or by email at

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Activities during the Festival acadien de Clare
The Rendez-vous is in the process of coordinating a wide range of activities with the new Festival team. Stay tuned for more information on the following activities:
* Press conference (July 12, 12 noon)
* Outdoor film night featuring “La Cabane”
* Wine and cheese evening
* Guided Lantern tours

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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