Le Parc de nos Ancêtres

Le Parc de nos Ancêtres (HM2LX3)

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N 45° 13.311', W 61° 22.635'

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The Park of Our Ancestors

 Welcome to our Commemorative Park!

This development is a direct result of a cultural awakening following local festivities in 2004, in conjunction with the World Congress of Acadians, which was celebrated throughout Nova Scotia. Our people were so culturally proud and awakened by this event that interest was expressed in establishing an annual cultural celebration and developing a physical reminder of our culture and history. This project has become a reality, thanks to the financial support of the Department of Human Resources and Social Development - Government of Canada, Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage - Province of Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough and la Société des Acadiens de la Région de Tor Baie. The park is designed to tell the story of our people from their departure from France, to their settlement in the Tor Bay region by clusters of Acadian families in the late 1700s. It is built in the shape of an anchor which is symbolic of the resolve of our ancestors who were asked by the visiting Bishop Plessis, of Quebec in 1815, to move to Ile Madame with other Acadians to ensure their



survival. He felt that their isolation here was too great their own safety. Tired of upheavals and menacing threats, our forefathers refused his plea with the resolve, "we have thrown our anchor and are here to stay."

Please enjoy your visit, and if you are so moved, say a prayer for those brave souls who sacrificed so much, and whose graves are found in the cemeteries of Larry's River, Charlos Cove and Port Felix and overlooking Tor Bay. Vive nos ancêtres! Vive l'Acadie!



Bienvenue à notre parc commémoratif!
L'idée de ce développement est née en 2004 suite aux activités du Congrès Mondial des Acadiens. Celles- ci furent célébrées à travers la Nouvelle-Écosse. Notre peuple fut si fier de ces événements qu'il exprima un intérêt d'entretenir une activité annuelle afin de nous rappeler notre histoire et notre culture. Ce projet s'est concrétisé dû à l'appui financier du Ministère des Ressources humaines et développement social Canada, du ministère du Tourisme et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, du département des affaires Acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de la municipalité du District de Guysborough ainsi que de la Société des Acadiens de la Région de Tor Baie. Ce parc est planifié de façon à raconter l'histoire de nos ancêtres dès leur départ de la France jusqu'à leur établissement dans la région de Tor Baie vers la fin du 18e siècle.



Il est construit en forme d'une ancre symbolisant la résolution de ceux-ci d'y démeurer, malgré la tentative de l'Evêque du Québec en 1815 de les démenager à l'Île Madame avec d'autres familles Acadiennes pour assurer leur survie et leur sécurité. Après de nombreux bouleversements, ils refusèrent cette invitation en disant 'nous avons jeter l'ancre, nous restons'!
Il est à souhaiter que votre visite à ce parc saura vous plaire et nous vous invitons à offrir une prière à ces braves âmes qui ont tant sacrifié. Leurs tombes se trouvent dans les cimitières de Larry's River, Charlos
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Date Added Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 627402 N 5008876
Decimal Degrees45.22185000, -61.37725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 13.311', W 61° 22.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 13' 18.66" N, 61° 22' 38.1" W
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