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About Corabel

CORABEL CANADA INC. is the Canadian arm of the Coalition roche-à-batelaise pour la expansion locale, a non-profit organization bringing together the inhabitants of Roche-à-Bateau, citizens of the municipality as well as their friends and allies.

CORABEL, which works in the socio-community field, is an initiative born out of a desire to pool individual skills with a view to sustainable collective development.
Represented in the United States (Florida), in Canada (Montreal & Ottawa) and in Haiti (Port-au-Prince and Roche-à-Bateau), the organization has been supporting the development efforts of the inhabitants of the municipality since 2004 and the region.

Our mission

Support community initiatives and carry out sustainable development projects in the town of Roche-à-Bateau.

Our actions

CORABEL's activities cover the fields of education, health, social services, tourism, cooperatives ... Among its most significant activities and achievements:

  > Community Radio
Roche-à-Bateau community radio station which has been broadcasting since 2005 and which supports the population in their daily activities.

   > Roche-à-Bateau Festival
The Roche-à-Bateau festival inaugurated in 2004. Both rural and urban festivals, the festival offers real opportunities for encounters and reunions.  in an atmosphere that brings us closer to our traditional community life.

Presented annually on the last weekend of July, the festival takes place in the enchanting setting of lush nature of rare authenticity. Indeed, despite years of relentless deforestation and cyclones which have severely affected the flora and fauna of the region, Roche-à-Bateau has retained its charm and this inviting freshness which distinguish it from other municipalities in the region.

On the occasion of the festival, the city dresses up in its beautiful clothes to welcome hundreds of festival-goers who arrive from all over the region and from the most remote urban areas. The festival offers various activities that call for constant interaction with the population: sporting competitions (foot-ball, races in canoes, horses, bicycles, foot races), folk-type competitions (rara, Pingue or Greco-Roman wrestling). local, traditional dances ...), shows and recreational activities, presentation of plaques of honor to citizens and benefactors of the municipality and dance evenings hosted by groups  lighthouses of Haitian popular music. Previous editions have indeed seen musical groups that have attracted many festival-goers from the region and who have all remained marked by the welcome they received from the public of the region and the legendary hospitality of the people of Roche- to-Boat. Thus, over the editions of the festival, we have received the visit of the Tropicana Orchestra, Septentrional, Mizik Miik, Hang Out and Kreyòl la for the last edition.


2008 -2010 cohort

First cohort of the sponsorship program

Rara in Roche-à-Bateau

During the summer festival

R-to-B landscape

Sea view

View of rue Amélia

Carrefour for regulars

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