Activities and Events

 *PLEASE REFER TO OUR UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE FOR A DETAILED LIST OF EVENTS*

YEARLY PROGRAMMING (2017)

  • JANUARY

ACADIAN NEW YEAR'S TRADITION: "LA MALLORQUE"

YEARLY PROGRAMMING LAUNCH

AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH


  • FEBRUARY

HERITAGE DAY

VALENTINE'S DAY

WINTER CARNIVAL


  • MARCH

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION NIGHT

MARCH BREAK "FRENCH CAMP" FOR KIDS

ACADIAN TRADITION "MI-CARÊME"

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR FRENCH SPEAKING COUNTRIES

 


  • APRIL

ACADIAN EASTER TRADITIONS

Genealogy for Beginners

Photo Scanning Session - Capture our Heritage

Mural Reveal


  • MAY

"SPRING FLING"

Literacy Festival


  • JUNE

L'ACADIE DE CHEZZETCOOK SUMMER CAMP AT L'ÉCOLE DES BEAUX-MARAIS (PORTERS LAKE)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ABORIGINAL DAY

MULTICULTURALISM DAY

"SAINT-JEAN BAPTISTE" DAY

COMMUNITY GARDEN GRAND OPENING


  • JULY

DEMONSTRATIONS EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

HOMEMADE BREAD IN OUTDOOR CLAY OVEN/ JASER AVEC NOUS

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS AT L'ACADIE DE CHEZZETCOOK-JULY 1st

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF MUSEUM VISITATION SEASON-JULY 1st

LIVE MUSIC À LA GRANGE(Live music at the barn)-JULY 16th

FAMILY DAY-JULY 22nd

HATS AND TEA AT L'ACADIE (tea, coffee, sandwiches)-JULY 11th

GREAT UPHEAVAL COMMEMORATION (Expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755)-JULY 28th


  • AUGUST

DEMONSTRATIONS EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

HOMEMADE BREAD IN OUTDOOR CLAY OVEN/JASER AVEC NOUS

ACADIAN DAY FESTIVAL-AUG 10-15th

HATS AND TEA AT L'ACADIE-AUG 8th

LIVE MUSIC À LA GRANGE(Live music at the barn)-AUG 20th


  • SEPTEMBER

HARVEST FESTIVAL

FILM FESTIVAL


  • OCTOBER

"FRENCH CULTURES" FESTIVAL

ACADIAN HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS


  • NOVEMBER

REMEMBERANCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT L'ACADIE DE CHEZZETCOOK

SEASIDE CHRISTMAS

Every 3rd weekend in November l’Acadie de Chezzetcook welcomes visitors to two days of craft sales, bake sales and tasty lunches.

  • DECEMBER

ACADIAN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATIONS AT L'ACADIE DE CHEZZETCOOK

In mid-December the community gathers to sing French and English carols, enjoy light refreshments and homemade treats and help is light up L'Acadie de Chezzetcook's outdoor Christmas tree.

ACADIEN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS


SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Mural Project (Anticipated Dates June 2016-March 2017);

  • Banner Project (Anticipated Dates June - September 2016);

  • etc.

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Summer Camps;

  • "Acadian Stop";

  • "Meals on Wheels";

  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience;

  • Parent Support Group 0-5yrs;

  • Festivals;

  • Kids;

  • Social nights;

  • Concerts, Music, Jams;

  • Theatre and Movies;

  • Language;

  • "Feed the Eastern Shore - Community Pantry for the needy";

  • "Acadian Community Resource Center";

  • 50/50;

  • Local Storytelling Festival (and Local storybook project);

  • Fall fair;

  • Food drives (support families in need all year long);

  • Donation location;

  • Snowshoe club;

  • Geocaching club;

  • Pop up shops;

  • Special Meal nights;

  • RADARTS Show;

  • Women's festival;

  • Charity Benefits;

  • Babysitters' course;

  • CPR and First Aid Courses;

  • Radio Club;

  • Correspondance Group (French to English and English to French- Practice your skills and make a new friend!);

  • Danse;

  • Choir and Singing;

  • Trade shows/ Trade fairs;

  • Artistic festival;

  • Cultural Exchange Program;

  • Comedy shows;

  • Health and Exercise;

  • Arts and Crafts;

  • etc.

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PAST PROJECTS

The volunteers and supporters of l’Acadie de Chezzetcook were instrumental in the development of the Blueberry Run Trail, a section of the Trans Canada Trail that runs from the Communities of Seaforth to Porters Lake. The redevelopment of the former railway bed into a community trail is now used daily by the community and visitors, and is part of an almost seamless trail that runs for more than 50 km from Dartmouth to Musquodoboit Harbour. In 2006 the maintenance of the trail was passed back to the Province of Nova Scotia. It is now run by the Marine Riders ATV Club for the enjoyment of all forms of walkers, cyclist and riders.


GET INVOLVED!

Volunteers and supporters are able to participate in many different ways:

  • Become a member;
  • Share your ideas for the site or community needs;
  • Participate in our events;
  • Be a volunteer;
  • Share your musical talents at one of our events;
  • Help organize an activity;
  • Run a children’s program;
  • Welcome visitors;
  • Demonstrate a traditional skill like knitting, weaving, candy-making or gardening;
  • Bake for an event;
  • etc.

Contact us by phone at (902) 827-5992 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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