November 2013 Newsletter

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Welcome to the monthly online Rendez-vous de la Baie newsletter! Our Fall business hours are Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 3pm. The Café can stay open after the regular hours to accommodate special events. Contact us to verify: 902-769-3674.


FREE COFFEE PROMO – Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1 pm to 4 pm
Gary Jenner from Nova Coffee and our Rendez-vous Café team are looking forward to serving samples of new products for you! Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 pm, and sample free coffee, seasonal lattes and iced coffee drinks. Participate in giveaways and draws! This is your chance to give us input into our coffee selections. Gary can also answer your home brewing questions.
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Explore Printmaking Technique at the Manivelle, Thursdays, 10 am to 1 pm
Come discover the art of print-making with Sheila LeBlanc-Joyce. The first 3 Thursdays are free. All materials needed for printmaking are available at La Manivelle. After your 3 free sessions you can either:
1. Become a member of La Manivelle for an annual fee of $50, which gives you free and unlimited use of La Manivelle. However you will have to pay for the paper that you use. The price is clearly indicated for each type of paper, or
2. Pay $2.50 per hour for the use of La Manivelle and you will have to pay for the paper that you use. Contact: Sheila 902-769-2302
Sheila @ Manivelle

LES HAY BABIES: Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8 pm, Marc-Lescarbot theatre
Tickets available for $12$, 15$ at the door. On sale at the Rendez-vous de la Baie Café.
Indie-folk trio, composed of three women with vibrant personalities. Originally from New Brunswick, Katrine Noël, Vivianne Roy and Julie Aubé weave their accents to create a pleasant ambiance and present their unique indie-folk sound. Even though their voices may give you chills, their lyrics and stories will warm you up instantly, like a hot apple cider.

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“Magasinez à la Baie” (Shop in Clare), December 2-8
The Clare Chamber of Commerce is coordinating “Magasinez à la Baie”, a promotion to encourage residents to shop locally during the week of December. The Chamber is seeking participating merchants. The Municipality is on board and will be sponsoring the $1000 Grand Prize. The winner will have a choice to select gift certificates totaling $1000 from participating merchants in Clare. Cost is $150 to participate, and participating merchants will have ballot boxes. Monies from merchants will be used to promote the event in the local media. The Chamber will also contribute money to make sure we have great exposure. Watch for the promotions and shop locally! For more information, contact Paul-Emile LeBlanc: 902-769-5312.

As in previous years, the Conseil des Arts de la Baie is coordinating EXPO-VENTE once again in the Le Trécarré Art Gallery, from Nov. 20 to Dec. 31, 2013. The souvenir boutique at Rendez-vous de la Baie also carries a wide assortment of local arts and crafts. Come join us by supporting local artists and shopping locally!


Promotion of the Month: Lobster Chowder
The Rendez-vous Café is now offering our popular Lobster Chowder everyday, $5.99!
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Stay tuned for future promotions! For information on our daily specials and special events, call 902-769-3674 or “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie Facebook Page
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Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – Business Development & Entrepreneurship (BDE)
Contact: Angélique LeBlanc 902-769-3265

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is very pleased to announce that the Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse – BDE is the sponsor of the month for November 2013. Their generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

Managed by the CDÉNÉ, Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CDENE-BDE) provides high-quality business services in the rural Acadian and Francophone regions of Nova Scotia. The team members are able to advise you to manage your business or to realize your ideas to start your own business.
CDENE-BDE primarily offers business counselling and consulting services for aspiring entrepreneurs and for those wishing to expand and/or upgrade their business.

CDÉNÉ-SAE provides entrepreneurs a range of information relevant to the business world and frequently organizes networking events. The center conducts numerous activities to raise awareness (especially for young people) to the importance of entrepreneurship.

CDENE-BDE is part of one of the five provincial members of the Alliance of University Business Development Centers (UBDC) and is the only member to provide full services in both official languages.
We invite you to visit our website:

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.


CONCOURS : THE BEST OF YAS (Yarmouth & Acadian Shores)
Voting has started! Head to and vote for all your local favorites! One vote per day for all of November!
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2014 Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Visitors’ Guide
Sales for the 2014 Visitors Guide have begun. The guide committee has met several times, and the guide is on track to be published for January 2014. 100,000 copies of the guide will be printed. To book an ad in the guide, contact The Vanguard at (902) 742-7111.
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Have any questions or comments?
Contact Larry Peach: Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie & Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
902-769-1234 [ email ]
Café: 902-769-3674 Visitor Information: 902-769-2345