While many in-person activities for seniors have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Municipality of Clare is bringing the activities directly to our seniors. In partnership with Séniors en Sécurité, the Municipality’s Recreation Department prepared and distributed 100 wellness kits to seniors in Clare. Each kit included a stress ball, exercise band, gardening supplies, birdseed, colouring pages, crossword and word search puzzles, coloured pencils, a pencil sharpener, hand sanitizer, lotion, soap, a workout booklet and treats. For more information about the Recreation Department’s revised summer programming, follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loisirsclare/.
Newly launched Art de la Baie brochure promotes visual artists from the Clare Acadian Shore
Little Brook, NS – July 2, 2020: The Municipality of Clare and community partners are launching a new map-brochure inviting visitors and locals alike to discover and support the visual artists of the beautiful Acadian community of Clare, Nova Scotia.
Artists participating in the Art de la Baie initiative invite you to spend the day to discover the Clare area through its art. The map-brochure serves as a guide as travellers hit the road in the picturesque St. Mary’s Bay to visit 18 artist galleries and studios.
“The Art de la Baie map-brochure is a great way to showcase the vibrant art community of la Baie Sainte-Marie,” says local painter June Deveau, who is one of the artists participating in the project. “The diversity of the work available in this area is amazing and well worth the time to explore.”
A rich array of art media are represented, from painting, sculpture, stained glass, pottery and quilts. Please call ahead to arrange a visit. Note that galleries may be limiting the number of visitors at a time.
Coordinated by the Municipality of Clare Tourism Services, the project is funded by the Municipality of Clare, community partners (La Société acadienne de Clare, La Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie and Le Conseil des Arts de la Baie) and 18 participating artists.
“We are excited to collaborate with so many local talented artists on this cross-promotion project,” notes Larry Peach, Tourism Manager for the Municipality of Clare. “The artists of Clare remind us to slow down and appreciate our community’s rich and inspirational beauty.”
The marketing campaign includes a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/artdelabaie) that will promote the artists and their galleries and studios, while also providing updates and information regarding COVID-19 conditions. Organizers will be working with Maritime travel media writers to help promote the Art de la Baie project. Brochures will be available at each of the participants’ galleries, partner locations and visitor information centres. For more information on each artist or to download a PDF of the brochure, visit baiesaintemarie.com/en/arts-and-culture/artists-artisans/art-de-la-baie or contact the Municipality of Clare tourist bureau staff at (902) 769-2345 or e-mail .
Please note that Canada Day (Wednesday, July 1, 2020) is a regular collection day for organic waste collection. Green carts should be placed at the roadside by 8 a.m.
Every year leading up to the Festival acadien de Clare, the Municipality of Clare installs approximately 200 “Bienvenue en Clare” banners throughout the community. This small but important initiative instills a sense of community pride among our residents. Normally, the installation costs are recuperated via private and corporate sponsorships. This year, however, in light of the circumstances and financial hardships encountered by residents and businesses due to COVID-19, the Municipality has chosen to absorb all costs associated with this program. We would like to wish you all a happy and safe start to the summer season!
Following the Province’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, the Meteghan Family Park is now open to the public. Sanitization is the responsibility of the user. Protect yourself and your family with regular hand washing before and after using playground equipment, and please practise physical distancing from others. Remember to follow cough and sneeze etiquette and please stay home if you are feeling sick.