Town of Shediac

Giant Lobster
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Address: 229 Main Street
Locality: Shediac
Postal Code: E4P 2A5
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The Giant Lobster sculpture is nestled in Rotary Park situated in THE LOBSTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, Shediac, New Brunswick.

As Shediac is world renowned for its lobster fishing, processing plants, live-lobster tanks, and famous Lobster Festival, in 1989 the Shediac Rotary Club decided to create a monument that would promote one of the area's main resource.

An artist was consulted to evaluate the possibility of creating a sculpture that would depict a lobster. After drawing various designs which reflected the precise real-life measurements of a typical lobster, the artist then proceeded to erect a paper mache replica of the monument. The same process was used to create the fisherman, proportionate to a human being measuring 6 feet Mr. Winston Bronnum, originally
from Penobsquis, N.B. was a very conscious artist. It was mandatory for him to reproduce this wonderful shellfish without modifying a single thing.

The Giant Lobster measures 11 metres (35 ft) in length, 5 metres (16 ft) in width and stands at 5 metres (16 ft) in height. Why is this THE WORLD'S LARGEST LOBSTER? Because it weighs approximately 90 tonnes (55 tonnes for the lobster and 35 tonnes for its pedestal).

The giant lobster is located In Rotary Park where it figures as a focal point at the town's entrance. Knowing this masterpiece would attract a large number of people (300,000 annually), stairs on the pedestal were specially designed to accommodate visitors.

In tribute to the artist, Winston Bronnum, who passed away in 1991, this wonderful sculpture is dedicated to his memory.
Centre for Speed
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Address: 1157 Route 133
Locality: Grand-Barachois
Phone: 506 388-2415
Homarus Eco-Centre
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Address: Quai Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf
Locality: Pointe-du-Chêne
Postal Code: E4P 4V8
Phone: (506) 878-9315
Pascal Poirier Historical House
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Address: 399 Main Street
Locality: Shediac
Phone: 506 532-7000
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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 1972, 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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Shediac Park Market
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Address: 378, Main Street, Pascal Poirier Park
Locality: Shediac
Postal Code: E4P 2E9
Phone: 1-800-371-9827
Informations: Every Sunday from June 19th to September 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Neptune Drive In
Address: 691 Main Street
Locality: Shediac
Phone: 506 962-6246
Rotary Park
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Address: 229 Main Street
Locality: Shediac
Postal Code: E4P 2A5
Phone: 506 532-7788
Parlee Beach
Address: 45 Parlee Beach Road
Locality: Pointe-du-Chêne
Postal Code: E4P 5J4
Phone: 1-800-561-0123
Informations:

Beach Water Quality Monitoring Advisories:
http://beaches.gnb.ca/en/SamplingLocation/Details/5882

Parlee Beach Provincial Park

 

Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf
Address: 64 Point-du-Chêne Rd
Locality: Point-du-Chêne
Postal Code: E4P 4V8
Phone: 506 532-8265
Shediac Bay Cruises
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Address: Pointe-du-Chêne Wharf
Locality: Pointe-du-Chêne
Phone: 1-888-894-2002
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Town Manager and Clerk

Gilles Belleau

Telephone:   (506) 531-2227

Fax: (506) 532-6156

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Director of Municipal Operations

Margot Allain Belanger, M.A.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.

Telephone: (506) 531-2235

Fax: (506) 532-6156

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Director of Economic Development and Tourism

Danny Pellerin

Telephone:   (506) 531-2236

Fax: (506) 532-6156

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Finance Director

Réjean Godin

Telephone: (506) 531-2223

Fax: (506) 532-6156

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By-law Enforcement Officer

Michel Mercier

Telephone:   (506) 531-2234

Fax: (506) 532-6156

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