Village Historique Acadien

New season begins at Village Historique Acadien on June 8 (08/06/06)

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June 6, 2008

RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD (CNB) - The new season for Village Historique Acadien will be launched at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, with a new vision. Visitors to the historic site will be welcomed with a new promotional tool. A newspaper, Le Moniteur du Village, will serve as a guide for visitors. This summer promises to be the liveliest ever at the village, and Le Moniteur du Village reflects that new vitality, permitting visitors to pick out the activities and events they wish to attend, and possibly take part in.

This summer, visitors will receive a coloured bracelet allowing them to return for free the next day. The promotion means that visitors may spend more time speaking with interpreters or enjoying the many activities taking place on the site throughout the summer.

A new historical activity will be offered from Thursday, July 17, to Monday, July 21: an election. Visitors will be invited to help choose candidates for the Liberal and Conservative parties, and will be treated to a colourful debate on the subject of prohibition. To conclude the event, the vote will take place on Monday.

The one-day Old-Fashioned Lifestyle for Modern-Day Kids program and the week-long Children of the Village program will also be offered. The village is now accepting registrations for these programs, which may be made by calling 506-726-2600, or toll-free, 1-877-721-2200.

The dinner theatre shows, Les Soupers à Dominique, will be back from Wednesday, July16, to Sunday, August 17. These are evenings of songs, stories, and traditional Acadian music hosted by well-known storyteller Dominique Breau and the group J'm'en rappelle.

C'est la Bastringue au Village, with Jean-Claude Doiron and Dominique Breau, will also be back. They present an entertaining mixture of music, call-and-response songs, games, and animation. Every Sunday, a new guest artist will add a different touch to this festival of good cheer.

For more information on the village and its many activities and entertainments, visit the Village Historique Acadien website.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Myriam Léger, public relations officer, Village Historique Acadien, 506-726-2600, or myriam.leger@gnb.ca.

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