350 years ago, in 1672, Seigneur Pierre Denys de la Ronde constructed a winter residence at La Petite-Rivière, now Barachois
This was the first permanent French establishment in the Gaspé Peninsula. There was a residence that could accommodate fifteen people, a barn, a stable, a warehouse for food and for tools for boats, a garden. The site was surrounded by a palisade of wooden posts.
The Barachois and Area Development Committee (BADC) is leading the organization of four seasons12 months of activities to mark this important anniversary, from July 2022 to July 2023.
We recognize that Barachois and the surrounding areas are located in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation
Thank you to all of the volunteers who contribute their valuable time ! The following are some of those who took part in the organizing and execution of the 350th Anniversary events:
Steve Methot, Carolyn Devouge, Carole Chicoine, Laura Chicoine, Lester Ste-Croix, Lawrence McNally, Kathryn Chicoine, Gary Lawrence, and more !
Interested in volunteering ? We need you !
We are always looking for help with our activities and projects – if you are interested, please let us know ! Fill out the Google form at the link below.
Your donation to the Barachois and Area Development Committee will help fund our projects:
- by cheque payable to the Barachois and Area Development Committee (1185A Rue du Moulin, Barachois, Qc, G0C1A0)
- by Interac E-transfer / email to: BADC.DON8@gmail.com
(Please note that we do not issue tax receipts)