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Erected in 1971 with expansion in 1995 and major renvovations in 2012, this facility has an ice surface measuring 185 feet by 85 feet. The facility has six dressing rooms with showers and restrooms, meeting rooms, canteen, heated bleachers, a brand new sound system and a large furnished heated area overlooking the ice. The arena caters to the programs of the local schools; including LJR Patriotes(Boys' and Girls' Hockey), Shediac/Cap-Pelé Minor Hockey Association, the Shediac-Cap-Pelé Ringette Association and many more clients.
The Festival Arena also plays host to a variety of special events, including the Turner-Roth International Flea Market, the Shediac Lobster Festival, various boxing matches, exhibitions as well as other public gatherings.
Opening hours from June 25 to September 18:
Tuesday - closed
Wednesday - 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday to Monday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays starting August 22
This house, built in 1825, was once called the Villa of Roses. The Pascal Poirier House is the oldest home in Shediac. The restored ancestral home of Senator Pascal Poirier allows visitors to glimpse into the past and get a feeling of how a middle class family lived at the beginning of the 19th century.
Senator Pascal Poirier (1852-1933), the first Acadian politician appointed to the Senate
In 1872, Pascal Poirier at the young age of 20 years old, is appointed Postmaster of the House of Commons by Sir John A. MacDonald. Pascal Poirier was a historian, a businessman, an attorney, a politician and a Man of Letters. He was knighted "Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur de la République française". He was one of the founders of La Société nationale l'Assomption, which today is recognized as La Société nationale des Acadiens. Pascal Poirier was appointed to the Senate at the age of 33 and was hailed as the defender of the Acadian cause.
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This sculpted tree recounts the history of the Acadian people, going back to 1604, by utilizing various Acadian symbols. The history begins with personalities who exemplified the Acadian national motto <L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE> (STRENGTH IN UNITY). The arrival of the first settlers from France to North America is depicted in the tree, as well as the fur trade with the natives, the colonization, the harvest and parts of everyday life, the traditional costume and a period home, an «aboiteau» (reservoir at sea level), the arrival of the British forces, the Deportation, the French Cross, Évangeline and the church at Grand-Pré, a music note which represents the Ave Maris Stella, several musical instruments and the different types of seafood in the fishing industry which formed the economic base for the region and for the Acadian people. All this is sculpted into the Acadian flag which surrounds the tree. At the top of the tree, we find three small stars inside a larger star which symbolizes the 400 years of history for the Acadian culture.