Susan Surette-Draper

Susan grew up in Ste Anne du Ruisseau (also known as Lower Eel Brook) in Yarmouth County, NS, where her family has lived for 7 generations. You may know her from her most recent employment as an interpreter at Grand-Pré National Historic Site.

In 2004 she wrote the booklet “Return to Acadie. A Self-Guided Memory Walk of the Annapolis Valley” as a tool for anyone interested in discovering the Annapolis Valley from an Acadian perspective. Whether people have downloaded it from the website of Les Amis de Grand-Pré or have a hard copy, it is still providing useful information to searchers.

For the last 10 years, Susan has been the president of Les Amis de Grand-Pré. Susan is presently finishing a second book, tentatively called Refuge, which promises to shine a light on a little-known Acadian story of survival, in a very personal way. In the summer you can find her in her garden or heading off to paint en Plein Air.

Her blog: has suffered from lack of attention lately but you can still read her personal stories animated by Acadian landscapes, whether they be found in Atlantic Canada, Québec, France or England.


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