First Halloween thrills and chills event at the Village Historique Acadien
Oct. 29, 2012
RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD (GNB) – More than 700 people celebrated Halloween a little early with the first ever thrills and chills event at the Village Historique Acadien (Journée des frissons) on Oct. 27.
“The village is brimming with activities during the summer, which is great, but we want the magic to continue all year long,” said Gabriel LeBreton, acting general manager of the Village Historique Acadien. “The first thrills and chills event was a real success, and we hope to repeat the experience next year. I thank all our generous partners, donors and the local business community, who made this activity come alive.”
Costumed visitors, both young and old, took part in a scavenger hunt on the historic site and went trick-or-treating to the historic houses, where sinister characters laid in wait for them.
Thrills and chills is an initiative of the Village Historique Acadien social committee and village employees. It is designed to strengthen the ties between the historic site and the community in the Acadian Pensinsula.
Historic items stolen from Village Historique Acadien
District 8 RCMP is investigating the theft of items taken during a break and enter at the Village Historique Acadien in Bertrand, N.B.
Sometime between August 3 and August 4, 2012, two historic buildings at the Village Historique Acadien were broken into and items taken. A number of items were taken from the woodworking shop and tavern.
The RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating the stolen items. Anyone with information is asked to contact Caraquet RCMP at 506-726-5222 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at www.crimenb.ca or by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Village Historique Acadien celebrates 35th anniversary
Friday March 16, 2012
A second group of staff just finished a 3 weeks course offered by TIANB. Great Job everyone and special thanks to Luc Ringuette!
Village Historique Acadien featured in a travel and food show
March 15, 2012
RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD (N.-B.) – The well-known television program Off the Beaten Palate, on the U.S. PBS network, recently made a stop at the Village Historique Acadien to give viewers a chance to discover traditional Acadian dishes.
The broadcast will air on PBS in the Detroit, Michigan area and in part of Canada on Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 p.m. Atlantic time.
“The program will be broadcast during prime time and at a time of year that is very favourable for the tourist industry,” said Gabriel LeBreton, acting general manager of the Village Historique Acadien. “This is an excellent time for our visibility on a market that does not necessarily know our area very well.”
The host, Michael-Ann Rowe, spent some time on the historic site and stopped to taste a dish at the Mazerolle house. She then had lunch with staff members at the Thériault house, where she tried a traditional Acadian chicken fricot.
Rowe is originally from Moncton, but now lives in New York. She travels around the world, introducing viewers to the delicacies and cuisines of various regions, highlighting their roots and cultures. Rowe is also a restaurateur and a television personality who appears on food shows.
On her programs, Rowe might do anything from roasting lamb in Greece or shelling snow crab with a Japanese buyer, to picking wild mushrooms with an expert in the field.
January 18, 2012