September 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. Our business hours for September are: Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm


Craft Splash-Clare Day – Sunday, September 29, 10am to 3pm
Come admire or participate in crafting demonstrations with local artisans and artists! Daniel LeBlanc will be playing lively traditional music, from 12 noon to 1 pm.
● Traditional hay wagon and dump cart on display, and barrel repair – Acadiens Métis Souriquois
● Fiddle woodcarving – Jamie Thibault
● Wire wrapping jewelry – Angel Flanagan
● Printmaking (interactive) – Sheila LeBlanc
● Dreamcatchers – Klaus Heinze
● Driftwood sculpture – Ken Power
● Quilt Guild – artist to be confirmed
Info : 902-769-2345
CRAFT SPLASH poster 2013

Acadian Shore Poker Run, a roaring success!
The 2nd annual Acadian Shore Poker Run during Digby Wharf Rat Rally took place from August 28-31. There were 129 bikers who completed the run over the 4 days. All participants who finished received a free lapel pin. Click here to see all the winners!
A big shout-out to all of our prize sponsors!
* Ace Hardware
* Clare Pharmasave
* Leonard C. Comeau Honda
* Meteghan Home Hardware
* Rendez-vous de la Baie
* Saulnierville Pharmacy
* The Source
* UJ Robichaud TIMBR Mart
* #1 Discount Outlet
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Musique de la Baie, Mondays, June 24 to September 30, 5pm – 7pm
New for 2013, the Rendez-vous is participating in the popular “Musique de la Baie” program. Discover Acadian “kitchen parties” featuring local musicians. Admission is free with a purchase. Nachos are now available (Mondays only). Reservations recommended: 902-769-3674.
September 9 – Gerard LeBlanc
September 16 – Kyle & company
September 23 – Gerard LeBlanc
September 30 – Christal Thibault
Gerard LeBlanc Musique de la Baie

At the Trécarré Art Gallery
Thanks to financial support from the Canada Arts Council, Mario Doucette, a New Brunswick artist, will be exhibiting a series of works about the history of the Acadians of Canada. The exhibition will run from September 13 to November 15.
Reception and Bavard’Art – Friday, September 13, 7 pm – 9m
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5 to 7 September Special! There will be a 57 cent discount off all of regular coffees and teas (small or large), purchased between 5 and 7 pm, Monday to Friday.
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Stay tuned for future promotions! For information on our daily specials and special events, “Like” the Rendez-vous de la Baie Facebook Page
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Université Sainte-Anne section!
Just a reminder that the Boutique Berlicoco now sells a wide selection of Université Sainte-Anne clothing and souvenirs. For a detailed list, please click here

The Rendez-vous de la Baie is an ideal location for small to medium-sized community meetings and events. We have portable tables and chairs to accommodate your group’s needs. The Art Gallery space can accommodate 25-30 seated persons. Projector and wireless Internet available. We also have a cozy meeting room that provides a free, professional space for up to 12 people. Wireless Internet available. Specialty coffees, teas and snacks available. Book your meeting today!
Reservations: Larry Peach 902-769-1234 [email]
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Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie (Sept. 25-29, 2013)
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 2013. Its generous contribution provides everyone with free access to the Acadian Interpretive Centre museum halls.

La 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. It also organizes activities in the art of storytelling during the year with a variety of partners such as the Société acadienne de Clare and the Conseil des arts de la Baie. La 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 (Sept. 25-29), Parlons de ce qui conte (Let’s talk about what really matters), 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. 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 Acadian Shores Geocaching series now LIVE!
The municipalities of Clare and Argyle have teamed up with Acadian Network of CAP sites to offer treasure hunters a brand new geocaching series! Visit the Geocaching website and search for ExploreAcadie caches (Search Options > Hidden by Username). Perfect opportunity to get outdoors this fall and learn about the local Acadian history and culture. Over the next few months, work will begin on a revised Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour map-brochure.
Geocache ExploreAcadie

Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team: Funding Applications Now Available
The mandate of the Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team is the enhancement of tourism experiences in Southwest Nova Scotia, the development and promotion of new tourism products for Southwest Nova Scotia and the marketing of Southwest Nova Scotia in the Northeastern United States. The Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team is soliciting funding applications from tourism operators and other interested parties. Your application/project proposal must enhance, improve or develop new tourism experiences.
Click here to download the application.
Click here to download sample budget.

Beaux Vendredis – new YouTube video
The Clare Tourism Department has recently coordinated the production of a YouTube video to promote the “Beaux Vendredis” lobster supper program, thanks to funding by the Municipality of Clare and Destination Southwest Nova. Click image below to watch video.

Clare Event Calendar
Baie Sainte-Marie Tourism

Have any questions or comments?
Contact Larry Peach: Manager, Rendez-vous de la Baie & Tourism Director, Municipality of Clare
902-769-1234 [ courriel ]
Café: 902-769-3674 Visitor Information: 902-769-2345