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Acadian Days July 25 - August 21 2015

Daily

July 25 to August 21

In 2015, Canada is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag. In honour of this occasion, there will be an exhibition throughout the summer on the history of the Canadian Flag, as well as the Acadian and Prince Edward Island Flags. Plus an exhibition featuring the work of Traditional and Contemporary Acadian artists, and artisans.

Knowledgeable Heritage Interpreters in period costume

Genealogy of Rustico Acadian families – by appointment with genealogist, Theresa Gallant

2:00 - 4:00 pm: Hot Apple cider served at Doucet House

2:00 - 4:00 pm: Individual or Family Photographs. As a keepsake of your visit, have your photograph taken in Traditional Acadian Costume at the Doucet House. $

Sat. & Sun.
July 25 & 26

Sat. July 25

The Farmers’ Bank is celebrating Rendez-vous Rustico weekend by offering
admission at half price.

11:30-12:00 Noon Official Opening of Rendez-vous Rustico

Dedication of Farmers’ Bank Artefact Room to Edward Blanchard

Launch of Antoinette Gallant’s Recordings, Rustico Folklorist, Storyteller

12:00-1:00 pm Traditional Acadian meal with Arnold Smith at the Doucet House.
Soup, corn bread and Celebration Cake. Pre registration requested. $

2:00-3:00 pm Scavenger Hunt

Sun. July 26

11:45 am Unveiling of Bench in Memory of Anne Gallant Steele

Entertainment provided by George and Fannie Gallant’s Family

2:00-3:00 pm Scavenger Hunt

Mon. and Wed.

July 27 to Aug. 19

2:00- 4:00 pm Demonstration of knitting by Shirley Gallant local Acadian artisan who has knitted gloves, mitts, scarves, for over 50 years.

Tues.
July 28,
Aug. 4, 11, 18
5:30- 9:00 pm

Admission fees apply

5:30 -7:15 pm Traditional Acadian dinner with charismatic Chef Robert Pendergast prepared at the Outdoor Clay Bake Oven, Doucet House. Robert will entertain us with stories and music while he bakes plus traditional candle making demonstration. Pre registration requested. $

7:30- 9:00 pm

July 28: Acadian Soiree with Andy & Monique Doucette and Kaitlyn Gallant

Aug. 4: Acadian Soiree with Michael Pendergast and Book Launch of his book (This I Know) with proceeds from Book Sales to Hospice PEI

Aug 11: Acadian Soiree with Alison Blacquiere and Jenna Gallant

Aug 18: Antoinette Gallant’s stories read by Noella Richard, with Accordion Music by Camilla Arsenault, Step dancing by Catherine Gallant, and Fiddler Mike O’Brien

Sat.
Aug. 1, 8

10:00 - 12:00 Noon Tour, and picking of Vegetables from Heritage Vegetable
Garden at Doucet House

Sat.
Aug. 15 National
Acadian Day

 

11:00 am Celebrations begin with the traditional tintamarre, where Acadians
and Others will march from École St. Augustin to the FBMR making as much noise
as possible with pots and pans, whistles, car horns and wave the Acadian Flag.

11:15 am Canadian and Acadian Flag raising ceremony

11:15 am -1:00 pm Traditional Acadian Soup and cornbread prepared by Arnold Smith and Celebration Cake $

Prices for Robert Pendergast Dinners

Regular

Members

Non-Members

7 and up- Students

Child-6 and under

Both

$13.00

$18.00

$13.00

$8.00

Just Meal

$7.00

$10.00

$7.00

$4.00

Just Soiree

$6.00

$8.00

$6.00

$4.00

 

 

 

Season’s Pass

Members

Non-Members

*

*

Both

$40.00

$60.00

 

 

Just Meal

$20.00

$30.00

 

 

Just Soiree

$20.00

$30.00

 

 

*No Season’s Pass Available for Children and Students

Prices for Arnold Smith Dinners

Members

Non-Members

Students

Under Six

$6

$8

$6

Free

 


FARMERS’ BANK OF RUSTICO MUSEUM & DOUCET HOUSE MUSEUM

June 1 – September 30, Mon-Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
2188 Church Road, Route 243 off Route 6, South Rustico

The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, a National Historic Site, operated from 1864 to 1894 as the first people’s bank in Canada. Now a museum, an exhibition describes the settlement of the community by the Acadians, and the establishment of the bank by Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt and the Acadians of Rustic; the Farmers’ Bank also is the centre for a Genealogical Centre of Rustico Acadian families. Next door, The Doucet House (c. 1722), an Acadian log house offers interpretive programs.


Newsletters

The June 2013 Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. A hard copy can be requested by contacting us. Previous newsletters are available to read here.


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