Mi-Carême Mask Painting Experience

Youth learn about the Acadian Tradition of La Mi-Carême.

$25 youth
Youth (6–16) only (parents are not required to stay)
Min. 1 – max. 10 per experience
2 hours in length, 1pm

This experience is designed as a fun two hours for youth, to learn about the tradition of La Mi-Carême where they will explore the exhibit, enjoy being creative when they design their own mask and then put it together with a costume. At the end of the experience participants will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with other Mi-Carêmes and in front of the Centre to have a keepsake, along with their mask to take home.

Fudge Making Acadian Experience

Learn to make fudge and how it is important to the Acadian Tradition of La Mi-Carême.

$10 adult, $5 youth, $25 family (includes entry to exhibit)
All ages (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Min. 1 – max. 10 per experience
1 hour in length, 11am and 1pm

This workshop is designed as a fun one hour for all visitors, to learn about making fudge and how it is a part of the tradition of La Mi-Carême. Visitors will explore the exhibit on their own, participate in a demonstration of fudge making and leave with a sweet treat.

Mi-Carême for the Day Acadian Experience

Learn about the Acadian Tradition of La Mi-Carême, have an Acadian Mask Making and Culinary Experience, and see how traditional fishing takes place in the harbour.

$100 adult, $40 youth, $250 family (includes lunch and exhibit entry)
All ages (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Min. 2 – max. 10 per experience
6 hours in length (includes lunch), 9am–3pm
(Sun/Mon/Wed only in July and August)

This Acadian experience is designed as a fun full day adventure for the young and the adult. Participants will learn about the tradition of La Mi-Carême where they will explore the exhibit, and then enjoy being creative when they design their own traditional mask (adults) or a paint and design a paper mask (child/youth). The participants will also learn about Acadian Cuisine when they help prepare their traditional Acadian lunch including fudge for dessert. As you dine on the harbour front watching the boats steam by, your guide will relate stories of this small fishing harbour and answer all your questions on the fishery. You will finish off the day learning the art of Mi-Carême disguise and perhaps a few steps of the Acadian stepdance to the fiddle.

After this day of adventure, each participant will be leaving with traditional Acadian mask, a sampler of fudge, a full belly, photos and memories galore. An experience not be to missed.