Various activities and events are being organized throughout the year 2018, with funding from the Municipality of Clare, Canadian Heritage and the Office of Acadian Affaires and Francophonie, throughout the year to help celebrate Clare's 250th anniversary.

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January 18th at 7 p.m.:

Re-enactment - Oath of Allegiance signed by Solomon Maillet (at the municipal office)  

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NEW DATE: July 5 at 6 pm:

Official opening of Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park and the unveiling of the Lost to the Sea Monument. Refreshments available.


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June to September (Thursdays): Nuit Stella Night Hike led by Paul Lalonde, where you will experience the transformations of your five senses and learn why the night is important to us and to our ancestors. Starts at Church Point Lighthouse. Free! 

Every Thursday - June and July: 9 p.m. / August: 8:30 p.m. / September: 8:00 p.m.


June 1st to September 30th:  “Old Houses of Clare” Exhibition.

An exhibition about Clare’s older homes at the Galerie Trécarré (Rendez-vous de la Baie). Presented by Le Conseil des arts de la Baie. Free!

More information: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.


June 10th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: "Revenus pour rester" Comedy Evening presented by Anne LeBlanc and the Baie en Joie.

A mix of comedy and dance at École secondaire de Clare.

Cost: adults: 18$, ages 12 and under: 12$.

More info: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.


June 12th to September 30thLaunch on June 12th at 7:00 p.m. of a photo exhibition entitled “Glimpses of Life in Baie Sainte-Marie”.

Excerpts from an exhibition created by the Centre acadien, in conjunction with the Baie Sainte-Marie Acadian Historical Society and a group of volunteers. Free! 

More info: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.


June 20th to 26th at 7:00 p.m.: Clare dans un soir 2

Musical comedy at Le Richelieu.

Tickets: 15$.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Festival acadien de Clare at 902-769-0832.


July 1st to August 31st:  “Formerly in Clare” Painting Exhibition

Tribute to the artists and painters who inspired our current artists at the Père-Léger-Comeau Gallery (Université Sainte-Anne). Free!

More info: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.


July August 1st to August 17th250th Anniversary Community Collections Exhibition at St. Mary Church. Free!

***Please note a change in date, this event will take place from August 1st - 17th

More info: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.


July 1st at 12:00 p.m.: Canada Day and the 250th anniversary of Clare.

Celebrate Canada Day and the declaration of the founding of Clare Township at Smugglers Cove Provincial Park (with Clare Recreation Services). BBQ, cake, music, games for children of all ages. (In case of rain, this event will be held at the Clare Veterans Centre in Saulnierville). Free!

More info: Clare Recreation Services: 902-769-2031.


July 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Clare's Acadian-inspired celebration dotting

Come re-create this beautiful design inspired by the Acadian colours. A heritage proudly celebrated in Clare for 250 years!dot painting

Travelling Kindness Rocks creator, Ginger, returns to Clare for this special dotting event in celebration of Clare's 250 anniversary. Participants will dot their copy of this pattern, inspired by the colours of the Acadian flag.

Location: Clare Veterans Center (9938 Highway 1, Saulnierville)
Cost: $25 + tax
Ages 8 and up

More info: Clare Recreation Services or Travelling Kindness Rocks


Date to be determined: Book launch of Familles fondatrices Saulnier de Saulnierville by J. Edouard LeBlanc. Kitchen party with music and food at the Saulnierville Parish Hall. Free!

More info: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.


July 28th at 7:30 p.m.: Opening ceremony of the Festival acadien de Clare, “Celebrating Clare and Music”. Concert in honour of Clare’s musicians and music held in Université Sainte-Anne’s gym. Free!

More info: Festival acadien de Clare 902-769-0832


July 29th at 1:30 p.m.: Festival acadien de Clare's annual parade with Clare's 250th anniversary as the theme. 

More info: Festival acadien de Clare 902-769-0832 


August 2nd at 7:30 p.m.: Festival acadien de Clare`s annual Wine and cheese evening with business awards, along with the launching of the commemorative wine at the Richelieu. Cost: 20$.

Info and tickets: Festival acadien de Clare 902-769-0832. 


August 4th at 8:30 p.m.Grou Tyme music show featuring Méchants Maquereaux, Cayouche and the Radiators at Université Sainte-Anne. $20. 

Info and tickets: Festival acadien de Clare 902-769-0832. 


August 15th at 11:00 a.m.: National Acadian Day celebration with mass (11:00 a.m.) followed by a barbecue ($), a picnic, music and square dancing at Major`s Point Historic Park. 

More info: Société acadienne de Clare: 902-769-0955.



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