In search of happiness

From 19 until 27 March 2022, Cultuursmakers Beveren and the FCCF present the exhibition ‘In search of happiness – A story of Flemish emigration to Canada between 1900 and today’. The exhibition is free of charge and can be visited freely during the opening hours (see poster on the right). Along with the exhibition, workshops and lectures will be organised:

  • 18 March: official opening
    • invite-only
  • 19 March: Open 14u-18u
  • 20 March: Open 14u-18u
  • 21 March: Groups on appointment
  • 22 March: Groups on appointment
    • 19:30 Workshop Canadian cooking with Bruno Elsier (max. 20 participants – fee 5€)
  • 23 March: Open 14u-17u and 20u-22u
    • 14u-16u: Workshop for kids: Arts and crafts: First Nations tools
    • 20u-22u: Evening lecture ‘The first Canadian residents’ by Renier Van Mensel
    • Groups on appointment during the day
  • 24 March: No group appointments
    • 20u-22u: Film night offered by Filmsmakers Beveren
  • 25 March: Geen groepsafspraken
    • 20u-22u: Lecture ‘Go West’ by historian Marc Journée
  • 26 March: Open 14u-18u
  • 27 March: Open 14u-18u

The exhibition was enacted through a partnership with the following partners: Cultuursmakers Beveren in cooperation with the Municipality Beveren, plaatselijke cultuurraad Melsele, gemeentelijke cultuurraad, Erfgoedcel Waasland, Cultuursmakers Video Beveren, Familiekunde Vlaanderen regio Tielt, Heemkunde Stekene and Klein-Brabant, Cera, Cepa and Lotus Bakeries

From 9 until 24 April, the exhibition can be seen in the Pittem Municipal Hall, during the opening hours.


Laurierstraat 44
9210 Melsele