In August of 1932, four nuns from the French Roman Catholic congregation "Les Filles de Jesus" (Daughters of Jesus) arrived in Beaumont, Alberta. They settled across the road from the Beaumont School, in a house which was purchased from Mrs Lachapelle.
Three of the Religious Sisters decided to stay in Beaumont, with two serving as teachers and the third serving as the housekeeper. In 1939, a new convent was built and the nuns lived there until 1971, when it closed its doors due to lack of personnel. The Nuns taught across the street at the two-room school (Ecole Bellevue School) until 1974. As well as being educators, the nuns served as Sacristans, music teachers and organists at the St. Vital Catholic Church.
They also continued the compassionate ministry of Jesus Christ through prayer and pastoral visits to the sick and dying. When they were not serving the Community they would spend their time maintaining their one-acre property: growing fruit and vegetables and looking after fruit trees which are still here today.
Although the Religious Sisters of "Les Filles de Jesus" no longer resides here, we continue to celebrate their contributions and their historical relevance to the Community of Beaumont.
Now, we have been using this historical house as a place to welcome everyone to our small town crêpery! Crêpe & Shake is dedicated to keeping the small town feel of Beaumont. We have transformed the old home into an outdoor dining experience where anyone can come and see the marvelous property.
Throughout the years, we have continued to grow fresh fruit and vegetables, which are used for all our crêpes. At Crêpe & Shake, not only are you getting a small town feel we are also providing you with fresh and organic ingredients which are constantly picked from our backyard.
We take pride in our family friendly outdoor area, where there are always toys available for the children. We also welcome dogs, as the entire eating experience is outside!