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Farmers Bank of Rustico (The) Listing: Farmers Bank of Rustico (The)
The Farmers' Bank of Rustico, a National Historic Site, has a long history of being a center of activity in the community of Rustico. This history dates back to the time of Fr. Georges Belcourt, parish priest and mentor to the farmer and fisherman of the period. One of his greatest achievements was the founding of what is now known as "the peoples bank", today the newly renovated building is a monument in itself to the work of Fr. Belcourt and the farmers and fishermen of then and now. It is a museum to be visited on Prince Edward Island. The museum provides visitors with a better understanding of the struggles of past and what can be achieved through cooperative efforts. The "Bank" is considered "the precursor of the Credit Union Movement in North America".

Open: June 1 - September 30
Weekdays: Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm; Sun, 1-5pm

Website: www.farmersbank.ca
Address: 2188 Church Rd, Rte 243, Rustico
Email: info@farmersbank.ca
GPS: N46° 25.398, W-063° 17.004

Acadian Days Listing: Acadian Days
In 2015, Canada is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag. In honour of this occasion, there will be an exhibition throughout hte summer on the hisotry of the Canadian Flag, as well as the Acadian and Prince Edward Island Flags. Plus and exhbition featuring the work of Traditional and Contemporary Acadian artists and artisans. There will also be knowledgable Heritage Interpreters in period costume. Also will feature Genealogy of Rustico Acadian Families (by appointment with genealogist, Theresa Gallant). Will also feature Hot Apple Cider daily from 2:00-4:00pm as well as Individual or Family photographs, to have as a keepsake of your visit to The Famers' Bank of Rustico. Other activities include scavenger hunts, Acadian Soiree's (featuring a variety of perfromers throughout the summer). There will also be a tour a picking of vegetables from the vegetable garden at the Doucet House, demonstration of knitting and many more! Begins July 25 and continues until August 21, 2015.

Open: July 25 - August 21
For more information visit www.farmersbank.ca/events.html

Website: www.farmersbank.ca
Address: 2188 Church Rd, Rte 243, Rustico
Email: info@farmersbank.ca
GPS: N46° 25.398, W-063° 17.004

Canada Day, Farmers Bank of Rustico Listing: Canada Day, Farmers Bank of Rustico
12 noon: Flag raising ceremony with the singing of "Oh Canada” in English and French followed by a lunch of traditional Acadian foods such as: baked beans, bannock, mussels, (hot dogs for youth) and a celebratory cake. 1:30pm: Heritage presentation on the influence of the Acadians on the national anthem "Oh Canada”. 2pm - 4pm: Family portraits Wearing Traditional Acadian costumes

Open: July 1 - July 1
Weekdays: Tues

Website: www.farmersbank.ca
Address: 2188 Church Rd, Rte 243, Rustico
Email: info@farmersbank.ca
GPS: N46° 25.398, W-063° 17.004

Acadian Harvest Festival Listing: Acadian Harvest Festival
Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum (1864 - 1894) and Doucet House (Circa 1772). Daily: Exhibition featuring farm and fishing implements of the past. Daily: Harvesting of the Doucet House Heritage Gardens By request: Genealogy of Acadian families of Rustico with Theresa Gallant. Thursdays, September 1 & 8 from 5 - 7:15 pm: Traditional Acadian Dinner with Chef Robert Pendergast prepared at the outdoor clay bake oven. Thursdays from 7:30 - 9 pm: Lecture Series (Admission Fees Apply) Sept. 1: Reg Porter Sept. 8: Georges Arsenault Sept. 15: Samuel Arsenault Saturdays, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24: 2-4 pm: Hot Apple cider served at the Doucet House. 2-4 pm: Individual or family photographs taken wearing traditional Acadian costumes at the Doucet House (fee applies). Thursday, Sept. 22: Musical evening with Roy Johnstone & Friends. Saturday, Sept. 24: Island Basket Weavers Workshop (Pre-Registration Required).

Open: September 1 - September 27

Website: www.farmersbank.ca
Address: 2188 Church Rd, Rte 243, Rustico
Email: info@farmersbank.ca
GPS: N46° 25.398, W-063° 17.004

Meet the Artists Listing: Meet the Artists
Summer Exhibition featuring traditional Acadian textiles crafts and artworks August 21st at 7:30. Artists included are: - Ann Marie Buote - Sarah Lippmann Walsh - Karen Gallant - Anne MacRae from Island Basket Weavers Meet the Artists of the Exhibition: Featuring traditional Acadian textiles, crafts and artwork with saxophone background music provided by Todd MacLean and a basket weaving demonstration by Island Traditional Basket Weavers. Also don’t miss the Traditional Acadian Meal from 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Prepared at the outdoor bake oven with charismatic chef Robert Pendergast and accordion music with Camilla Arsenault

Open: June 1 - September 30

Website: www.farmersbank.ca
Address: 2188 Church Rd, Rte 243, Rustico
Email: info@farmersbank.ca
GPS: N46° 25.398, W-063° 17.004


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