Friday, August 12, 2011

Mi’kmaq Acadian Culture Festival and Reunion

August 19 - 20, 2011
Fort Point Museum
Lahave, NS

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 19- Fort Point Museum 
4:30-  Mussels cooked in seaweed by Alden Darville
5:00-6:00- Cajun/Louisana Dinner with Chef Keith Doucet from Louisana- Advance tickets $15.00 ea
6:30-8:00 – Second Seating.
Entertainment : Louisiana Cousins:
Bernie David, Christine and Lee Ann Guidry Law.

8:00- Mi’kmaq Teaching with Elder Leland Surette
          Sacred Fire, Smudge, Drumming and Singing.
          Heartbeat Drummers
           Flute- Elder Leland Surette

Saturday- August 20th
9:00-11:00  Sunrise Ceremony at Mi’kmaq Acadian Burial site in Petite Riviere, NS
10 :00- Canoe Race at Getson’s Cove, near Fort Point.
11:30- Official Opening and Flag Ceremony
12:30-1:00- Darren Arsenault
1:05-1:30 – Bernie David
1:35-1:55- Heartbeat Drummers
2:00- 2:20- Kaylyn Turner
2:25-2:50- Rhonda Kennedy
2:55-3:35- Collage
3:40-4:00 – Mi’kmaq Dancer
4:05-4:30- Christine and Leeann Guidry Law
4:35-5:10- Yves Rossignol and Cajun Zydeco Blues Band
5:30- 7:30- Feast and Give Away Ceremony
7: 30- Clean up of grounds and Kitchen
8:00-10:00 pm- Acadian Kitchen Party.

Workshops on Saturday:
1:00- 2:00 pm – Herbal Medicine Walk by Jeanette Poirier
2:00-3:00- Drum by Peter Pictou
3:00-3:45 pm- Bow and Drill-  by Richard MacKinnon
3:35-4:30- Mi’kmaq Medicine Circle by Laurie Lacey
4:30--5:30- German History Presentation .

Crafters: Carolyn Zwicker
Medicine – Mother Nature with Love – Kelli Souva.
Fortune Teller-  Contessa Crystal

Concessions : Lunenburg County Historical Society- Hamburgers, Hot dog and Sweets
                         Mi’kmaq & French Descendents Reunion- Steamed mussels, corn and Clams.
A donation bucket will be passed around at the feast . Please bring an item for Give Away.  The item is usually something that you give from yourself.

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