We saw you, we heard you, and we're thrilled to announce that we'll be having a tintamarre in Clare on August 15, as usual!

This traditional event, which comes to life every year thanks to a collaborative partnership between the Municipality of Clare, the Festival acadien de Clare and the Société acadienne de Clare, will be a little different this year, but will still be the loud, proud, and exciting event we all cherish and love!

The best part? You'll still have time to make it to the National Acadian Day show at the Yarmouth airport.

This year, the tintamarre will leave Saint-Bernard and travel through Clare to Salmon River. Here are the details:

  • A car-decorating party will be held from 4:30 p.m. at the former Saint Bernard church (extra parking will be available at the Saint-Bernard fire hall, just in case!).
  • The tintamarre will leave Saint-Bernard at 5:55 p.m., heading towards Salmon River on Highway 1 in all its pride and noisy glory.
  • The tintamarre will arrive in Salmon River around 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, participants can choose to turn off at the Salmon River fire hall or continue to Yarmouth for the National Acadian Day celebration.

Registration is not required to participate in the tintamarre, and the National Acadian Day show is free! 

If you'd like to watch the concert from home, Radio Canada will be broadcasting the event live. We'll share the links as soon as they're available.

We're also pleased to announce other Quinzou activities, including an Acadian flag-raising ceremony at Rendez-vous de la Baie at 10:00 a.m., with a performance by La Baie en Joie dance troupe, speeches, and cake. At 11:00 a.m., Sacred Heart Church in Saulnierville will host a Quinzou mass.

Looking for even more activities to celebrate the Quinzou? Stay tuned for announcements on the full programming of the Congrès mondial acadien - there's sure to be a wide range of activities happening in the area for National Acadian Day. 

We're looking forward to an unparalleled August 15, which will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable for our Acadian communities, how about you?

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