12 August 2008

From Fiddlers to Faubourg - Celebrate our Acadian Heritage at the NBM!

Celebrate over 400 years of Acadian heritage with National Acadian Day festivities at the New Brunswick Museum Friday, August 15 from 10 am to 5 pm. Fun-filled activities and entertainment are waiting to be enjoyed by all - and admission is FREE!

Some of the unique activities throughout the day include: baking Pets de Soeurs; banner making; a special Acadian film; and a touch table of objects used by Acadians in the past. Enjoy traditional Acadian music with The Fiddling Landrys from Moncton. This family ensemble is comprised of fiddling virtuosos Alexander and Allison, and their father, Terry Landry, on guitar. Tap, clap, sing or dance as The Fiddling Landrys play and sing Acadian folk favourites. Father Paul LeBlanc will sing Ave Maris Stella, followed by a ceremony and cake-cutting at 1 pm. A children’s tintamarre will then leave the Museum and make its way to the Faubourg where refreshments, snacks, and a special presentation can be enjoyed by all.

Explore, discover and enjoy National Acadian Day at the New Brunswick Museum! For more information: (506) 643-2300 or toll-free 1-888-268-9595. New Brunswick Museum, Market Square.

For further information:
Jane Fullerton
(506) 643-2351