Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fly a kite through time! (1 pm - 5 pm)
Pack a picnic lunch and grab your kite! Kids of all ages can let their imaginations run wild – just like their kites!

Time to play! / Everyone can play a little music! (2 pm - 4 pm)
Two interactive workshops about toys of years gone by and traditional music in Acadie, presented in French by Christine Dupuis and the Musée acadien, Université de Moncton.

Fabulous Fort Tour (4 pm - 5 pm)
Join us for a bilingual guided tour of the visitor centre and the fortifications.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beaubassin Overview (Presentation takes place at the Fort Beausejour's Pavilion) (3:30 pm - 4 pm)
Bilingual presentation on the vibrant Acadian settlement of Beaubassin by Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc, archivist and historian.

Tantramar Archaeology: Treasures in your garden (4 pm - 5:30 pm)
Join Colin MacKinnon, Wildlife Biologist and Historian in a hands-on talk in English about archaeology. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring artifacts that they may have in their possession for discussion and identification. Historical objects will be on display for participants to handle.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Amazing Birds of the Tantramar (10 am - noon)
Bilingual guided bird walk of the fort area and marshes by Alain Clavette, Birder, Ornithology Teacher and Photographer.

Fly a kite through time! (1 pm - 5 pm)
Pack a picnic lunch and grab your kite! Kids of all ages can let their imaginations run wild – just like their kites!

Mi'kmaw ceremonial dances (Fort Pavilion) (3 pm)
Join Cody Clair from Indian Island First Nation to learn more about the types of dances, crafts, and tools the Mi’kmaq traditionally used within their daily lives.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Ghosts at the Fort! (8 pm - 10 pm)
Presented by Parks Canada and the Greater Moncton Paranormal Society – bilingual guided tour, ghost stories and displays. By reservation only, call 506-364-5080 or email fort.beauséjour@pc.gc.ca to reserve your spot!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

To the Trenches! (10 am - noon)
Join us for a bilingual guided walk to the British trenches & an Archaeology presentation in English by Charles Burke, Parks Canada archaeologist.

The Great Fort Rush Rally (1:30 pm - 4 pm)
Part observation, part deduction, part skill and sheer luck. Total fun! Prizes to be won. Welcome all, big and small.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

To the Trenches! (10 am - noon)
Join us for a bilingual guided walk to the British trenches & an Archaeology presentation in English by Charles Burke, Parks Canada archaeologist.

Guitar War in the Fort! (3 pm)
Denis Surette (Les Païens), Stephen Leblanc (An Acoustic Sin, Rock des Fous, Dominique Dupuis) and Jock Downs (Terry Whalen Band, Mellow Jack) will shake the fort’s bastions and casemates with their exquisite guitar work. A unique experimental musical performance that will make you travel through the cycles of peace, war and reconciliation. Rain or shine. Free admission. Please bring a blanket or chair.

Maggie Savoie — live performance (at the Pavilion) (4 pm)
Originally from Kedgwick NB, Maggie came back to the music scene in 2015 after 8 years of travelling abroad. She then released her self-produced album entitled “Le sage du bois de chauffage”, which led to two years of performing overseas in France, as well as in Québec and New Brunswick. In July 2017, Maggie released her EP “On court” accompanied by Marie Andrée Gaudet on violin and Rémi Arsenault at the double bass.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Struggle for Beaubassin: 1749-1750 (2 pm - 3 pm)
English presentation by Anne Marie Lane Jonah, Parks Canada Historian. What dramatic events lead to the destruction of the village Beaubassin and the establishment of Fort Lawrence? (Lemonade, oatcakes & ginger cookies will be served.)

Last fort standing (4 pm - 5 pm)
Join us for a bilingual guided tour of Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site.