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New Brunswick


The first residents of Baie-Sainte-Anne arrived in the early 19th century. In fact, although the Bay Du Vin/Hardwicke region had been inhabited since the middle of the 18th century, it was only later on that Baie-Sainte-Anne was truly settled. Amongst the first families to settle there were the Guimonds, Martins, Mazerolles and Thibodeaus. Around the end of the 19th century, families such as the Richards, Schofields and Turbides from the Magdalen Islands joined the existing population. Yvon Durelle, Acadian sports legend, was from Baie-Sainte-Anne. Today, the community of Baie-Sainte-Anne is proud of its French language and of its Acadian culture. The village even has a French elementary-secondary school, l'École de Baie-Sainte-Anne.
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