May 22, 2009
CARAQUET (CNB) - New attractions for visitors to Village Historique Acadien were introduced to about 300 people attending the 26th annual conference of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) on Wednesday, May 20. The new features will be officially offered in the village on June 7.
The 20th century, featuring new costumes and characters, will be added to the village's attractions, and will be revealed to the general public on the afternoon of Sunday, June 28. The artists of Ode à l'Acadie and their guests will hold a village celebration highlighting works of the pioneers of Acadian song.
In addition to the village adding the past century to its features, the Château Albert Hotel has undergone a facelift, and after a year's absence will welcome guests interested in learning about the years around 1910. Two new dinner theatres will be presented, and new menus have been created.
The village will host three exhibitions during the coming season: Il était un toit, an architecture exhibition; La mer est mon domaine, a collection of historic photos; and the works of painter Micheline Roy, which will be exhibited at La Table des Ancêtres restaurant.
A new program, Children of the Village, will let children relive the past to learn about life in previous eras, including the 20th century.
To ensure that visitors have enough time to discover the village's many new features, payment of a day's admission fee will see them receive a bracelet that will be good for two days.
The village's corporate image, slogan, and website have all been revamped to reflect recent changes.
The village staff are enthusiastic about the new season, and the changes that are now offered to newcomers and returning visitors.
MEDIA CONTACT : Myriam Léger, public relations officer, Village Historique Acadien, 506-726-2600, email@example.com.