Top News

Acadian meal and soirée with P.E.I.’s Michael Pendergast

The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, along with the nearby Doucet House, will host an Acadian meal and soirée on July 21.
The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, along with the nearby Doucet House, will host an Acadian meal and soirée on July 21.

RUSTICO, P.E.I. – As part of Acadian Days Festival at the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico and Doucet House museums, an evening of food is planned for Friday, July 21.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., chef Robert Pendergast will prepare a traditional Acadian meal at the Doucet House’s outdoor clay bake oven. He will also entertain with stories and music while he bakes. Pre-registration is requested. This event will be happening rain or shine.

The soirée will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Michael Pendergast, also known as “the Music Man”. With a combined French and Irish background, Michael grew up in a family that enjoyed music. He bought his first button accordion at a flea market when he was going to university and has acquired many more over the years. He appeals to audiences of all ages with his storytelling, P.E.I. songs, songs of the sea, jigs, reels and audience participation.

The museums are located at 2188 Church Rd., Route 243 off Route 6, in Rustico. In addition, the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned.

More information on the event(s) and prices (cash only) is at 902-963-3168, farmers@pei.aibn.com or www.farmersbank.ca.

Recent Stories