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Fort Anne and Port Royal / our Tourism Partners for the month of July

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Fort Anne
Website: www.parcscanada.gc.ca/fortanne
Contact: (902) 532-2397
Address: 323 St. George St. Annapolis Royal NS
Port-Royal Habitation
Website: www.parcscanada.gc.ca/portroyal
Contact: (902) 532-2892
Address: 53 Historic Lane Port Royal NS

Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that Fort Anne and Port Royal NHS are our Tourism Partners for the month of July 2012. Their participation provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Fort Anne

Fort Anne is the oldest national historic site in Canada, designated in 1917.
Over 4000 years ago the Mi’kmaq used this location as a stopping place in their voyages.
In the 1600s and 1700s, the site was the centre 
of early European colonization and settlement in the area called Acadie by the French, Nova Scotia by the British. The French and the British in turn had their colonial capitals here. This was one of the most hotly contested territories in North America. The 1702 earthworks are the earliest Canadian example of a Vauban-style fort. Come Explore!

Port-Royal Habitation

The Port-Royal Habitation is a reconstruction of a small French compound begun in 1605. It was home to one of the earliest European settlements on this continent. Mi’kmaq people lived along these shores for centuries and it was here that the French and the Mi’kmaq formed an enduring friendship and alliance. The Habitation survived until 1613 when it was destroyed in an attack by Captain Samuel Argall of Virginia. As you visit the Habitation you will have the chance to discover the trials and successes of the French colonists who settled for a time along this coast. Plan to spend an hour or more at the site exploring the buildings, the wigwam and talking with the costumed interpreters.

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 All new for 2012, the admission fees have been replaced by a Donation box, as well as a new Corporate Sponsorship Program.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 our Corporate Sponsorship Program, please see this PDF.

Larry

Chez Jean Dairy Twirl / Sponsor of the Month

Chez Jean Dairy Twirl Website: www.chezjean.com
Contact: Jean LeBlanc, 902-837-5750
CEmail: chezjean1[à]gmail.com


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that Chez Jean Dairy Twirl is the sponsor of the month for June 2012. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

With the best view of Saint Mary’s Bay of any restaurant, Chez Jean Dairy Twirl was opened by Pius and Clara LeBlanc and is now operated by their son Jean. Located at 3139 Belliveau Cove, Chez Jean Dairy Twirl is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Enjoy delicious ice cream, seafood, burgers, chicken, club sandwiches and much more in the dining room overlooking Saint Mary’s Bay or call 902-837-5750 to pick a tasty take-out order. Highlight Sunday June 24, 2012 on your calendar as Chez Jean Dairy Twirl celebrates its 44th anniversary.

Accès au Centre d’interprétation acadien (musée) du Rendez-vous de la Baie est maintenant gratuit. Tout nouveau pour 2012, il y a une boîte de dons, ainsi qu’un programme de commanditaires qui remplace les frais d’admission aux salles d’exposition.

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le programme de commanditaires, veuillez voir le PDF.

Larry

Caisse Populaire de Clare / Sponsor of the month

Caisse populaire de ClareWebsite: www.caissepopclare.com
Contact: Paul-Émile LeBlanc, 902-769-5315
Email: pleblanc[at]caissepopclare.com


The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that Caisse populaire de Clare is the sponsor of the month for May 2012. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Caisse populaire de Clare is a locally owned, progressive cooperative financial institution offering quality, professional and personal service to our members while enhancing the social well-being of the community. The credit union is a full service financial institution offering products and services for personal and commercial members with 4 conveniently located ATMs.

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.

Larry

New Corporate Sponsorship Program!

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.

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Conseil des Arts de la Baie is the first sponsor of the month, for April 2012. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Le Conseil des Arts de la Baie (CAB) is a non-profit association with a mandate of developing and promoting the arts in the Baie Sainte-Marie (Clare). The CAB, in collaboration with La Manivelle and Le Trécarré, supports all of the various disciplines relating to the arts, including exhibitions, exchanges, workshops, conferences and artists in residence. The Manivelle is an artist-run printmaking studio committed to education, collaboration and innovation. Every year, La Manivelle, in collaboration with CAB, coordinates various workshops, exhibitions, and an artist in residence/exchange program. La Galerie Détraqué is a showcase gallery located in the entryway of La Manivelle printshop. This mini-gallery consists of three 3’x6′ viewing cabinets for exhibiting six contemporary printmaking exhibitions each year for both members of La Manivelle and invited artists. Le Trécarré art gallery showcases various contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year.
Website: conseildesartsdelabaie.blogspot.ca
Contact: Diane Besner 769-2114 ext 262
Email: cab[at]usainteanne.ca

To download more information (PDF) on the Corporate Sponsorship Program, please click on the image below.

Corporate Sponsorship Program PDF

Indoor Market, March 25

winter market 25 March
Hello everyone. The first indoor market at Rendez-vous de la Baie in February was a great success! Don’t forget that the second market will be happening this Sunday afternoon, March 25, from 12 noon to 3 pm.

There will be 12-15 vendors set up in the corridors of the Centre, with music in the café by Kyle and Lisa from Accord.

See (and share) a pdf poster with more details.

To see some photos from the first market, visit Activities and Events.

See you there!

Larry

New Rendez-vous de la Baie website launched !


Dear Rendez-vous de la Baie partners,

I am very pleased to share with you that the new and improved Rendez-vous de la Baie website is now “Live”!

I love the new design and navigation developed by Nyna Cropas, she has been a genuine pleasure to work with! We have put in countless hours on developing design elements and adding updated information on all of the features and functions of the Centre. Learn about the recent additions to the Centre, such as the outdoor performance area and the public meeting room. Check out the Calendar to discover information on events happening in Clare. And you may have heard that new for the 2012 season, the Acadian Interpretive Centre (the museum) will be open free to the public! We encourage you to share the Centre with your family and friends, and to visit often!

You will note there are new pages in the “Visitor Information Centre” section, which offers listings and links for Clare tourism businesses, experiences and partners.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider adding a reciprocal link back to the Rendez-vous de la Baie website (and if you are not already included, perhaps we could provide reciprocal links to our respective websites).

Don’t hesitate to visit the website often, since new content will be regularly updated. Please let me know what you think — much appreciated!

Larry