More than 60 people attended the launch of the new cultural policy of the Beaubassin-est Rural Community Thursday, August 20th at the Barachois Historical Church. People were warmly welcomed by guitarists Guy Godin and Gilbert Babin at the church doors.
It started with a lunch featuring delicacies from La Ferme du Diamant and crab from the Edmond Gagnon factory, as well as "pets de soeurs" from Fred's Bakery, with a nice glass of wine. People visited the exhibition "Portador" with Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'loand the exhibition "Carte blanche" with regional artists.
The talented George Belliveau performed two of his compositions, and Diane Richard, master of ceremony, made a draw for two prizes. Mayor Jean-Albert Cormier and Chief Administrative Officer, Christine LeBlanc, presented the main lines of the cultural policy and unveiled the members of the new municipal cultural development committee: the mayor, councilors André Bourque and Gilles Cormier, citizens Diane Richard, Justin LeBlanc and Rose Marie Bernaquez, and a representative of the Sud-Acadie Cultural Society.
The president of the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick (AFMNB), Roger Doiron, delivered the closing remarks.The evening ended with a dance number prepared by three young dancers of Beaubassin-est who dance with the Dance Envy School from Shediac: Annik Doiron, Audrée Doiron and Danika Surette.