10 August 2010

Acadian Day Fun at the NBM – Sunday, August 15, 12-5 pm FREE Admission!

 

Experience the colour, sound, and flavor of the rich Acadian culture of New Brunswick Sunday, August 15, from 12 to 5 pm at the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John! Fun-filled activities and entertainment in celebration of National Acadian Day are waiting to be enjoyed by all… and admission is FREE! (Bilingual)

Come dressed and painted up in red, white and blue for an afternoon full of fun! Activities will include:  freshly baked traditional Acadian treats; a special Acadian film; crafting Acadian style sound makers; and a touch table of objects used by Acadians in the past. Hear stories of New Brunswick’s rich Acadian culture and find the Acadian connections in our many galleries!

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Famille Babineau from 1 to 3 pm. Enjoy a cake cutting ceremony and the singing of Ave Marie Stella at 2 pm.  Join in the Tintamarre (joy-filled noisemaking parade!) at 3 pm as the parade proceeds uptown shouting “Vive L’Acadie!  Happy Acadian Day!  Joyeuse Fête d’Acadie!”

Acadian-themed face painting will be available, or have your picture taken in traditional Acadian attire; each for $2.

National Acadian Day is a celebration of the Acadian people, who have contributed for centuries to Canada's economic growth and cultural and social vitality. It is also a day to learn about the rich historical and cultural heritage of Acadians.

New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick, Tel: (506) 643-2300;  Toll-free: 1 888 268 9595

For further information:

Vita Kipping
Community Relations
New Brunswick Museum
Tel: (506) 643-2358
Toll-free: 1-888-268-9595
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Caitlin Griffiths
Communications and Marketing
New Brunswick Museum
Tel: (506) 643-7666
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