A wide variety of recreational events and programs are offered throughout the Municipality of Clare each year.

Please verify our events calendar for the most up to date information about our programs.

TERRA FONDO 2022

The Terra Fondo is a mountain bike ride on Saturday, September 17, 2022 along the Rails-to-Trails multi-use system along with more challenging trails in the Acadian region of Clare. The approximate 68 km and 24 km routes wind through beautiful mixed forests with river and lake views, historic sites, a farmers' market, and a scenic coastal section. Route support and rest stops will be provided. This event is not timed.  

Please note: A gravel bike could be used but a mountain bike is strongly recommended. There are parts of the trails that will be challenging for a gravel bike because of sand, mud and rocks. It will depend on your skill level and perhaps tire width.

After your ride, enjoy BBQ pork or vegetarian chili, salad, local Acadian music and charm at the Clare Golf and Country Club. Branded t-shirt included with registration (deadline: TBD.

Register early as this event has a 250 participant cap.

Refund Policy: 100% refund until September 3 at midnight (12:00 am AST).

Route Map

2022 Terra 72.4 km route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40545645

2022 Terra 26.4 km route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39831884 

 

Tentative Schedule:

8:00 am - 9:30 pm - Onsite registration + check-in

9:00 am - Terra long ride starts

9:30 am - Terra short ride starts

12:00 - 4:00 - Meal, music and prizes

Extra meal tickets are available for $20. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

The Terra Fondo is a community partnership between the Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie, Association Sentier Clare Rail to Trail Association and Sou'West Nova ATV Association.

 

Interested in becoming an event sponsor?

In order to ensure the event’s success, we need the continued generous support of our community as we solicit sponsors to help make this second Terra Fondo spectacular. Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities. 

SURF CAMP

Are you a youth aged 10 to 18 who is interested in a week of surf and sand? In collaboration with Clare Recreation, The Good Wave Project is stoked to be offering two Surf Camps for Youth, July 4th to July 8th and July 18th to July 22nd on Mavillette Beach!

During the camps, participants will learn about water and surf safety, practice core surfing skills and techniques, learn to care for equipment, take part in a beach clean up, an art workshop, and more! Our instructors follow all International Surfing Association standards and are certified in First Aid.

Registration is open to youth aged 10 to 18. No prior surfing experience is required, it is important that campers can swim. All equipment is provided. There is a maximum of 6 participants per camp.

For more info, click here

To register, please contact Tori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAPE TO CLIFF BEACH RUN

Saturday, August 20

11 a.m. start
$30
Mavillette Beach

Choose from three distances: 4 km, 6 km or 8 km. The longer distances will start at the lighthouse,
giving the route a mixture of gravel, pavement and sand, while the shortest run will take place
entirely on the beach.

Registration required, click here to register

TINTAMARRE

Monday, August 15

6 p.m. start
FREE

On Monday, August 15, participate in this fun Acadian celebration while making as much noise as
possible! The Tintamarre leaves at 6 p.m. sharp from the Salmon River fire hall and Saint Bernard
Church. All participants must follow the rules of the road.

No registration required

15 AOÛT

Monday, August 15

10 a.m.
FREE
Municipal Building

Join us at the Municipal Building to celebrate our Acadian heritage with the raising of the Acadian
flag, followed by a performance by La Baie en Joie.

No registration required

ACADIAN PAINT NIGHT WITH ANNE LEBLANC

Thursday, August 11

6:30 p.m.
$30 per person
Ages 19+
Clare Veterans Centre

As this activity is very close to Acadian Day, the artwork will be Acadian themed! Tickets will be sold
prior to the event to ensure participation and sufficient materials. The event will be held at the Clare
Veterans Centre and will be open to those 19 years and older as alcohol will be served.

Registration required before Friday, August 5, click here to register

LOCAL CIDER & BEER SOCIAL

Thursday, July 28

$20 per person
Ages 19+
Le Richelieu

On Thursday, July 28, adults (19+) are invited to le Richelieu to savour local cider and beer while
watching live music and enjoying a Clare-themed comedy show. This event will take place from
7 to 10 p.m. and costs $20 per person.

Registration required before Monday, July 25

TRIVIA AND PHOTO HUNT

Thursday, July 21

6 p.m.
FREE
Saint-Bernard Fire Hall

Bring your team to participate in this popular activity that will test your knowledge of Clare!
Participants will answer a trivia questionnaire, followed by a photo hunt revolving around specific
hints. Participants must have access to a vehicle and a smartphone.

Registration required before Thursday, July 14 (in teams of 2 to 5 participants). Click here to register
**Photos to be submitted via Facebook/e-mail prior to 8:30 p.m. on the day of the event

SUSHI NIGHT

Tuesday, July 19

6:30 p.m.
$15 per person
Location TBD

Come join us for a night of sushi making! In this workshop we will learn how to make three types of
sushi rolls. Everything included, just bring your own containers to bring home the leftovers! Location
to be determined!

Registration required before Friday July 15. Click here to register

MINI-TRIATHLON

Sunday, July 17

10 a.m. start
20$
Ages 10+
Wentworth Park

Test your skills in this exciting event at Wentworth Lake Park! Participants ages 13 and older will
run, kayak and cycle their way to the finish line. Participants may bring their own equipment or use
equipment provided by Recreation Services. The event begins at the Wentworth boat launch.

Registration required before Friday July 15. Click here to register

POKER WALK

Thursday, July 14

6:30 p.m. start
FREE
Belliveau Cove Boardwalk

Come walk along the Belliveau Cove boardwalk and pick up cards at checkpoints along the way
in an effort to get the highest poker hand! The 3 best hands will each receive a prize. This event is
open to all ages.

Registration required on day of event: please arrive early (6 p.m.)

BELLY DANCING WORKSHOPS

Sunday, June 12, July 17 and August 21

3 p.m.
FREE
Clare Veterans Centre, Multi-purpose studio

Are you interested in trying Belly Dancing but don’t know how to start or where to look? Sacha Begg
will be leading 3 belly dance workshops this summer. Each session will be 1.5 hrs long and can be
attended by anyone ages 8 and up!

No registration required

WASHER TOURNAMENT

Monday, June 20 (Havelock), Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, August 4 (ÉSDC)

10:30 am - 2:30 pm
FREE

Compete against other seniors in a fun washer toss tournament! On Monday, June 20, the tournament will be held at the Havelock Community Centre. On Tuesday, July 12, and Thursday, August 4, a tournament will be held in the ball field next to École secondaire de Clare. A BBQ will be provided for lunch, but please bring your own chair.

Registration required before:

Monday, June 20 (Havelock). Register here:

Wednesday, July 13 (ÉSDC). Register here

Thursday, August 4 (ÉSDC). Register here 

ART CAMP

August 16 to 19

1 - 4 p.m. daily
$10 per day
Ages 6-11

Come explore your creative side at our 4-day art camp with various local artists! The camp will take place at le Rendez-Vous de la Baie and is open to participants aged 6 to 11.

Registration required before Friday, August 12. Click here to register online

SLIP N’ SLIDE

Tuesday, August 9 (Havelock) and Thursday, August 11 (Meteghan)

6:30 p.m.
FREE

Come and have fun on our huge soapy slide! Our Slip N’ Slide will take place at the Havelock Community Centre on August 9 and at Stella-Maris School on August 11. This activity is open to all and will take place rain or shine.

No registration required

SPORTS CAMP

August 8 to 12

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. daily
$15 per day
Ages 9-13

Our 5-day sports camp for youth aged 9 to 13 includes a variety of sports such as volleyball, kayak, golf, pétanque, dry land surfing, soccer, tennis and more! A detailed itinerary with drop-off and pick-up locations will be provided to the parents of those who register. Children must pack a lunch for each day.

Registration required before Friday, August 5. Click here to register

CHILDREN’S PARADE

Tuesday, August 2

1:30 p.m. departure
FREE
Ages 12 & under

Youth ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the traditional Acadian Children’s Parade! The parade will start at Stella-Maris Church at 1:30 p.m. and will end at la Villa acadienne. Prizes will be given for the best costumes!

Registration required before Friday, July 29. Click here to register online

PETIT AMIS

Every Tuesday in July

Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5 per week

Ages: 3 to 5

Location: Yurts at Université Sainte-Anne

Children aged 3 to 5 are invited to join us at the Yurts at Université Sainte-Anne for fun-filled activities including reading, crafts and games on Tuesday, July 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Registration required before the Monday of each week. Visit our community calendar to register your selected dates.

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SUMMER ACTIVE CHALLENGE

The Summer Active Challenge begins!

From June 6 to August 23, participants who are active at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, will be entered into our weekly draw to win various gift cards. At the end of the 11 weeks, all names from previous draws will be entered to win a grand prize.

Participants must call or email us by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday to have their name entered into the draw.

The first draw will be held on June 14 at 4 p.m.

Tracking sheets can be picked up at the municipal office, or download it by clicking the following link: 2022 Tracking Sheet

 

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SIDEWALK CHALK GAMES

We want you to get out and enjoy the fresh spring weather. At the end of May and for the month of June, sidewalk chalk games will be installed on different sidewalks around Clare.

These activities will be added throughout the summer for the entire family to enjoy.

Do not forget to send us photos of all the fun!

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YOGA ON THE BEACH

Bring your yoga mat and join Clare Recreation and Corbeau Yoga Studio for outdoor yoga sessions below the second staircase at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to the following day.

WHEN: Every second Tuesday, starting June 28 at 6:30 p.m. (The last session will be on Tuesday, August 23.)

LOCATION: Mavillette Beach, second staircase (civic 336)

COST: Free

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ADULT SOCCER

Monday evenings

6:30 to 8 PM

at École secondaire de Clare

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ADULT BADMINTON

 Every second Tuesday

8-9:30PM

École secondaire de Clare

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MEN'S PICKUP BASKETBALL

Thursdays at École secondaire de Clare

From 6:30-8pm 

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PICKUP PICKLEBALL

PICKLEBALL 

Mondays from 9:30-11:30am at Université Sainte-Anne's gym

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Ecole secondaire de Clare

Free! 

All levels welcome!

Don't forget your water bottle and clean footwear!

Participants will be asked to wear a mask upon entering & exiting the building, however you will be able to remove it during game play. Please, no sharing of equipment (clean and sanitized equipment will be provided for onsite usage).