To mark the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the first French and Acadians on the Island, the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee will host a rendezvous August 9 at the Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye Historic Site.
Participants will be welcomed to the historic site by Michel Haché dit Gallant and his wife Anne Cormier who were among the very first inhabitants of Port-la-Joye. A video on the history of the Haché-Gallant family will be shown multiple times during the day in the Visitor Centre.
Historian Georges Arsenault will host a guided tour in French at 10:30 am and in English at 1:30 pm. Since the number of people per guided tour is limited, advance registration is required by calling 432-2880.
There will be games for children, a quiz for individuals and families, and the opportunity to walk the many trails of the national historic site. Bring your kite.
Organizers invite participants to bring their own picnic lunch to be enjoyed at noon to the sound of music performed by Acadian musicians.
The event is free but donations will be greatly appreciated.
Raindate is August 16. Follow for announcements on the Acadian Museum of PEI website or FB page. Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst Historic Site is located at 191 Hache Gallant Dr, Rocky Point.