La Société des Acadiens de la Région de Tor Baie  • Tor Bay Acadien Society

Reveillon

Le repas de Noël dans la région acadienne de Tor Baie qui fut célébré après la messe de minuit, est devenu connu comme «le réveillon»! Dans cette région ce repas fut «un pâté aux lièvres». The traditional Acadian Christmas Eve, after mid-night Mass meal, was known as...

Moni Deursch Painting

This painting show Basque Captain Savalette’s company involved in the Dry Cod Fishery in the late 1500s. Background islands are now known as Sugar Islands and Entry Islands and use by Savalette to dry and cure his fish for transport back to Europe. The Mother Ship...

Festival Savalette–History and Events

Origins, structure and purpose of Festival Savalette Congrès Mondial Acadien/World Congress of Acadians 2004 Festival Savalette was born in the “aftermath” of the 2004 Congrès Mondial Acadien (World Congress of Acadians) historic celebrations. The latter event is held...

Forgotten Acadians

Tor Bay Acadians Lived in Obscurity From the time of settlement in the late 1700s and early 1800s, to the early to mid 1900s, the Tor Bay Acadians were mostly a forgotten group. With the exception of some extended families residing on Isle Madame, Tracadie, Haver...

History/Genealogy Presentations

Presentations on genealogy and history have been a fixture to our Festival Savalette since its inception in 2005. This was decided after the great interest shown during the World Congress of Acadians the previous year. Notable presenters of these workshops are Steven...

Tamarin-Molasses Candy

Tamarin—Information and Recipe by Geneva Fougere Tamarin was to traditional Acadian families, what chocolate bars are to us today. Since money was very limited, and used solely to purchase the staples for family meals and other necessities, treats had to be made if...

Poème–Post-Célébrations Savalette-Jude Avery (2015)

Une Réflection sur les Célébrations Savalette—par Jude Avery (2015) Le 12e Festival Savalette est terminé,Le village est encore tombé tranquille,Les visiteurs qui rendent la vie pleine de vitalité,Sont aujourd'hui retournés en ville. Ça ressemble un peu le...