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Tuesday Talk with Robert Labelle
Tuesday 10 August 2021, 07:00pm - 
Monument-Lefebvre – www.monumentlefebvre.ca / 758-9808

L'odyssée acadienne du Cap-Breton - Acadians have had a continual presence in Cape Breton since 1713, but little is known about their history. This conference will focus on the different periods of Acadian settlement on the island. We will first discuss the period beginning with the founding of the colony of Île Royale in 1713, then the years preceding the British conquest in 1758 and finally the post-deportation period, when the Acadians s' appropriate part of the territory, transmitting a culture that remains very much alive today.

A doctor in ethnology from Laval University, Ronald Labelle was for a long time the head of the Ethnology and Folklore sector at the Center for Acadian Studies at the University of Moncton and was director of this center for four years. He held the McCain Research Chair in Acadian Ethnology at the University of Moncton from 2006 to 2012 and was ultimately Professor of French and Acadian Studies at Cape Breton University. A long-time contributor to Rabaska, a journal of ethnology in French America, he also directed the journal Forum d’histoire orale for several years. His publications include Chansons acadiennes de Pubnico et Grand-Étang (2008), The Acadians of Chezzetcook (1995), La vie acadienne à Chezzetcook (1991) and Au Village-du-Bois - Mémoires d'une communautaire acadienne, a work that won the 1986 Prix France-Acadie.

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The Tuesday talks are presented from July 13 to August 31, 2021 at 7 p.m. in person at the Monument-Lefebvre and live on Facebook.

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To submit an activity: Pascale Dupuis - pascale@memramcook.com

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Creative Pumpkins
Don't forget to take a photo of your carved or painted pumpkin and send it to us by email (village@memramcook.com) or Facebook. The photos will be shared on our Facebook on October 31 and there will be participation prizes to be won. *The deadline to submit a photo of your pumpkin is Friday, October 29 at noon. 
 

October 26

Memramcook Public Library
 Come and pick up a DIY kit to make at home!
October 28

Chase the Ace of Hearts
The Société Culturelle de la Vallée de Memramcook and the Société du Monument-Lefebvre are launching a Chase the Ace.

Tickets are on sale at the Monument-Lefebvre. The first draw will take place on Thursday, October 7 at 9 p.m. at the Monument-Lefebvre. There will be live music at the cultural café with Moe and Chris from 7 to 9 p.m. The draw will happen every Thursday at 9 p.m. thereafter until the ace of hearts is drawn.

Information – Sophie Doucette (758-9808)

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