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2009

 

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Memories...

Sixth National Convention of the Acadians at Saint-Basile - 1908

 

 

The sixth Convention took place on August 19 and 20, 1908. Acadians from the Maritime Provinces, Îles de la Madeleine, Labrador, New England, Louisiana, and other places were present at Saint-Basile of Madawaska. Cyprien Martin was president, the Senator Pascal Poirier was secretary and Prudent Mercure, assistant secretary. Each parish was allowed three or four delegates. A special train from Moncton bringing 300 delegates came in late, but nevertheless the convention was a success. About 5000 people gathered and strolled around the grounds between the church and the Hôtel-Dieu. The reporter from Le Moniteur Acadian wrote that the Acadian flag was flying and towered above everthing. (August 27, 1908). They even had fireworks the first evening, with patriotic speeches in between. On the second day, a Requiem mass was celebrated in memory of the ancestors.

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1881
First Acadian national congress in Memramcook. Delegates choose August 15 as the Acadian national holiday. At this congress, the Société nationale de l'Acadie was created.


1884
+ Second Acadian national congress at Miscouche, Prince-Edward-Island. Acadians adopt their flag which constitutes the Franch flag to which a gold-coloured star to commemorate the Virgin Mary was added to the blue section. Also adopted was the Ave Maris Stella as the national anthem. August 16, 1884.
+ The Acadian flag is raised for the very first time. The Acadian flag was chosen in Miscouche, PEI in 1884 at the second national Acadian Convention. To honour the French heritage of Acadians, the Acadian flag is based on the blue, white and red flag of France. The yellow star, symbol of the Virgin Mary, was added to the upper left corner of the blue band to represent the Catholic faith. This star of the sea, Stella Maris, provides Mary's light and protection to guide mariners through storms and around shoals, toward the future. It was designed by Father Marcel-François-Richard and sewn by Marie Babineau, from Saint-Louis-de-Kent (NB). You can find the original flag at the Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton.

Proud of your Acadian-Cajun Heritage?

[Show the world where you now live]

(Moncton, May 14th, 2009) ­ Thanks to a partnership with CapAcadie.com, the 2009 World Acadian Congress (WAC) wishes to invite Acadians from around the world to register on the new Map of Acadians made available today on the CapAcadie.com and cma2009.ca websites. As the 2009 WAC approaches, the Map of Acadians is a uniting project for the Acadian people. “Acadians are everywhere, in India, in China, in the United States, in Alberta, in Europe. The Map of Acadians is a way to show where we are, wherever that is”, says 2009 WAC general director, Robert Frenette. “It will be interesting to see how the map, a portrait of the Acadian diaspora, unfolds as days and weeks pass.”

“Share the map with your friends and your family, invite everyone to get on the map”, adds CapAcadie.com assistant director, André Wilson.

Acadian World Map

World Acadien Map

 

NOTE FROM YVON: Sadly though, neither CMA-2009 and/or CapAcadie.com are providing English translation for the many Acadians-Cajuns now living all over the world... WHO CAN NO LONGER SPEAK OR UNDERSTAND FRENCH!

 

Click here (or on the map above) to be transfered to the Acadian World Map

 

Fortunately, my good friend Rachelle Dugas has provided me the following translation of the French instructions on the CapAcadie web site. You may want to cut-and-paste these instruction into one of your word processing programs (i.e. Notepad; Wordpad; MSWord; etc. and print them out BEFORE you click on the link. Here are Rachelle's translated instructions:

Just under the map, click on "Ajoutez-moi à la carte" RED BUTTON ON LEFT. Then, under Option 2, click on "Créer un nouveau compte" BIG RED BUTTON ON RIGHT.

Then fill in the following:

Étape 1 - Step 1

Pays = Country (you will find the US when you scroll down) Code Postal = Zip
Code

Étape 2 = Step 2

Compte = Account

Prénom = First name

Nom = Last name

Nom d'utilisateur = Username (you create it when signing up)

Adresse e-mail = Email address

Mot de passe = password

Confirmer le mot de passe = Confirm password

Finally, click on the red button that says "Créez mon compte" which means, create my account.

 

NOTE FROM YVON:

a) Using your postal code, CapAcadie.com will place a yellow star on the Acadian World Map, where you reside. To view the portion of the map where YOU live, just click-and-drag the mouse to your State/Province.

b) When you pass your mouse over top of the star, you will see your 'username' displayed.

c) If you've done everything correctly, you will also receive a message (in French of course) from CapAcadie.com

 

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Enfin retrouvés, Chanson thème du CMA 2009

 

Details of my attendance at CMA-2009...

 

The Pokemouche Region of New Brunswick will host a multitude of festive and interactive activities that will take place outside where the innovation, creativity, and know-how of Acadia and the Francophonie will be displayed. This village, both physical and virtual, which will be a place of meetings, merry-making, and entertainment, is designed as a human and technological mosaic presenting Acadia and the Francophonie in the many fields in which they have made their mark. Spaces dedicated to specific fields such as technology, science, economy, cooking, arts, genealogy, culture and music, communities, and so on, will enable the visitors to discover the wealth of the Acadian and Franchophone ingenuity.

I personally will be attending CMA-2009, along with brother and our respective wives! We will have a booth at the Espace 2009, Marché Acadien, Pokemouche, New Brunswick (on Highway 11, about 15 minutes south of Caraquest, New Brunswick) from August 16th to August 22nd. Hours of operation will be from 10:00AM to 8:00 PM and there is no entrance fee and ample visitors parking.

There are so many activities scheduled at Espace2009, that I recommend you connect directly to the official CMA-2009 site and view the 'happenings' there, every day from August 16th to August 22nd... you'll be impressed!

http://www.cma2009.ca/index.php?page=programmation&lang=en


Marché Acadien; see # 4 on map below:

CMA2009 organizers anticipate over 100,000 visitors will check-out the 500,000 square feet of expositions at Espace 2009 and I'm personally hoping to have the opportunity to visit with many of my Acadian-Cajun Internet cousins.

I will be promoting my family genealogy CDS (at special pricing), as well as the "History of the Cajuns" book written by my good friend, Alex Loya.

YVON

Rainbow Line

 

JOURNÉE Mardi Gras Cadien / Cajun Mardi Gras DAY

August 18, 2009

ESPACE NEUF – Pokemouche, NB

The day’s events include:

1:30 performance by Larry Miller and band in Resto-bar (with a Courir du Mardi Gras lead by Larry on the site, bring your costumes!)

2:00 Short conference and Q&A at Louisiana Booth

2:30 Free gumbo offered by Louisiana Tourism for Courir participants (Resto-Bar)

3:00 Possible book signing by Warren Perrin (if you are interested) at Louisiana booth

3:30-5:00 Cajun Music Jam in Resto-Bar

5:00 Short Conference and Q&A at Louisiana Booth

8:00 Louisiane night on mainstage with Les frères Michot, Feufollet and Cedric Watson & Bijou Créole.

Espace neuf will be open every day from August 16 to 22nd and Louisiana’s presence there includes:

· Chef Roy and Brandon Broussard selling Cajun food at the Resto-bar

· Louisiana booth (20x40 space in the alliances pavilion)

· Louisiana products booth (10x10 space in the Marché Acadien)

· 2 Short Conferences per day each followed by Q&A period with the speaker in the Louisiana booth (2:00 and 5:00 pm) on a Louisiana topic such as music, language, identity, fishing, environmental issues, etc.

(some in French, some in English, some in both languages, the schedule will be posted at our booth)

· Aug. 17-21 Cajun Music Jam at Resto-Bar from 3:30-5:00

On top of that we are presenting culinary demonstrations at the Tracadie-Sheila Superstore from August 17-20, 2009.

Also, Louisiane-Acadie produced 2,500 one inch round pins with Lâche Pas on them that we have invited the public to collect from their Cajun cousins. Don’t forget to ask for one!

Rachelle Dugas
Candidature Congrès mondial acadien 2014 Bid
CMA 2009 - Promotion Louisiane (www.cma2009.ca)
735 rue Jefferson St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-422-4453 / 337-291-5489 - T
337-291-5480 - F
[email protected]

Visitez le www.cma2014.com et appuyez la candidature de la Louisiane!

Visit www.cma2014.com and support Louisiana's bid!

 

 

 

OFFICIAL CMA "SPECIAL EVENTS" SCHEDULE

OPENING DAY: AUGUST 7 / Lamèque, Shippagan and Miscou Areas
ACADIA WELCOMES

From Miscou and Lamèque to the port of Shippagan, walking the land originally inhabited by the First Nations, crossing elegant bridges lined with colourful ships, and getting to meet a multitude of human and cultural wonders of all origins, citizens and tourists can participate in the Marche de l'Acadie, a celebration of our origins and of the current vitality that make this Francophone people from America so unique. A welcoming breakfast and cultural activities will be offered along the picturesque trail. The day will end with Racines océanes, the grand opening concert featuring many artists, the majority of which are from the Acadian Peninsula.

 

AUGUST 15th CELEBRATIONS, ACADIAN NATIONAL DAY / Greater Caraquet Area
ACADIA CELEBRATES


Preceded by a series of rural breakfasts in Grande-Anse, at the Village Historique Acadien, and at the Bas-Caraquet Marina, the Grand tintamarre 2009 will be the focal event for all of Acadia. Instigated by the Festival acadien de Caraquet, in collaboration with the CMA 2009, this gathering of community art in the street will be enhanced by allegorical elements that will strike the collective imagination. To the sound of pots and pans and music instruments, characters with eccentric face paintings and many coloured costumes will parade along with the general population and visitors to express their pride in Acadia loud and strong. This great wave of merry frenzy will make its way to the Tintamarre de feux event area that will bring together some of the most distinguished artists in Greater Acadia.

 

CLOSING DAY: AUGUST 23 - Tracadie-Sheila - Neguac Areas
THE GREAT GATHERING

In the Neguac Region, under the symbols of youth, family, and spirituality, closing day will start with a wonderful summer carnival. You can go on a journey to discover culture and community through thematic pavilions. In Tracadie-Sheila, at the end of the day, there will be a big closing show for the Congrès mondial acadien 2009. This multidisciplinary entertainment will showcase some of the best current voices Acadia has to offer and will tell the story of the Francophone people's incredible journey in pictures, music, and songs. Like a message sent out into the world, a call for human solidarity and peace, this show - With One Voice (D'une même voix) - will carry you on a touching pilgrimage to the heart of the Acadian spirit.

 

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The 4th Acadian World Congress (CMA 2009) will be held from August 7th to August 23rd, 2009, in the Acadian Peninsula, in northeast New Brunswick. The World Acadian Congress is a huge gathering of Acadians from all over the world. It takes place every five years. It is a unique occasion for the residents of the Acadian Peninsula to showcase themselves to the rest of the world, as well as the perfect opportunity to meet with cousins from far away. The CMA 2009 is also a meeting place for family reunions, outdoor concerts, thematic and community events, and popular and scientific conferences. In short, the CMA 2009 will showcase a huge line-up of activities for all tastes and all ages, spread over the entire territory of the Acadian Peninsula.

The first World Acadian Congress took place in 1994, in south-eastern New Brunswick, and it was organized by nine francophone municipalities from that area. The second Congress took place in 1999 in Louisiana and the third was organized in 2004 in Nova Scotia. In 2009, the Acadian Peninsula is playing host to the 4th Congress.

 

Congrès mondial acadien 2009
218, J.D.Gauthier Blvd., Room 128
Shippagan, N.B., E8S 1P6
Canada

Telephone: (506) 336-2009 or 1-866-370-2009
Fax: (506) 336-2002
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.cma2009.ca

 

 


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Special Notes To Family Reunion Organizers

1. Want to generate extra revenues to cover the expense of your family reunion? Contact me for complete details for promoting/marketing the numerous "Acadian Family Genealogy" CD-ROMs available from me, during Congres Mondial Acadien. Great opportunity for "shakers and movers".

2. Looking for some great gifts ideas for your family reunion? Visit the Acadian-Cajun & French-Canadian Online Boutique for some very unique products.

3. Does your family have (or plan on having) a web site to provide 'cousins' worldwide the exciting details of your upcoming family reunion? Please ask them to connect to... http://www.acadian.org/linkmachine/links/links.html click on "Add a Site" and place a link there, to significantly increase the numbers of visitors to the site. In addition, if I am provided the URL address, I'll be happy to add it to this page of my site.

 

LIST OF FAMILY REUNIONS

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Date: May 19th, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19th to June 5th

Acadian Memorial Foundation, CAFA,
History Break Tours
Ray Trahan - 337.288.2681 Cord Stuart, 298.8965
Acadian Memorial & Confederation of Acadian Family Association
Calling All Cajuns!



Lafayette, LA ~ Calling All Cajuns! The Acadian Memorial of St. Martinville and CAFA, (Confederation of Acadian Family Association), is sponsoring a bus tour to the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick, Canada for the 2009 World Congress of the Acadians (Congrès Mondial Acadien). Cord Stuart, with History Break Tours, is coordinating the trip.

The bus will depart Lafayette on August 6th and return to Lafayette on August 28th. For those not interested in riding the bus for 3 days, a flight into Bangor, Maine will be arranged. The bus will meet those flying to Bangor on August, 9th. Afterwards, the group will enjoy a lobster bake in the Acadia National Park of Maine, then drive into the Acadian Peninsula the next day.

During the Congrès (World Congress of the Acadians), tour participates can take part in several events such as, family reunions, the Grand Tinitamarre in Caraquet, the closing ceremonies in Tracadie-Sheila on the 23rd of August etc. etc.

The entire package offers 22 days of motor coach transportation, 21 nights of accommodations, 21 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, luggage handling for 1 suitcase and a whole lot of Acadian FUN.

For more information call 337-288-2681, 337-394-2258 or 337-298-8965.

A $1000.00 deposit per person is due by June 5th. to reserve your rooms. The total cost of the trip for someone sharing a double room is $3,375.

 

 

May 2009;

The Acadian Memorial and CAFA (Confederation of Acadian Families Association) are teaming together to sponsor a bus trip from Louisiana to the 2009 Congrès Mondial Acadian to be held on August 7 thru August 23rd in the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick. For those who are interested in joining the trip, a meeting is set for March 16th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Martinville’s Acadian Memorial Conference Room. For information, call (337) 298-8965; 288-2681 or 394-2258.

 

 

May 4, 2009

LeBlancs, Melansons and Bourques get ready: you will be having a reunion at the 2009 Congrès mondial acadien 2009!

(LAFAYETTE, LA - May 4, 2009) With less than 100 days left until the 4th Congrès mondial acadien kicks off in New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula, over 85 Acadian family organizations are preparing their reunions.

The Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) is an international event that brings Acadians of the world together every five years in a different Acadian heartland. The two to three-week event features a diverse program of events such as community fairs, huge outdoor concerts, artistic performances, conferences, family reunions, sport and much more that attract Acadians from Eastern Canada, Louisiana, Québec, France and elsewhere. Seeing as Acadian heritage is the common thread connecting the participants, the family reunion component of the CMA is very popular. Therefore, as the Peninsula prepares, in Louisiana, Cajuns are planning their trips to Canada and their participation in these reunions. However, for the past few months, this southern Acadian community has been troubled by the absence of certain major families from the roster of official CMA Reunions. The Bourque, Melanson and most notably LeBlanc families weren’t planning on getting together for this historic gathering even though at past Congrès’ the LeBlanc reunion attracted thousands. Seeing an opportunity to remedy the situation, Louisiane-Acadie, Inc. decided to lend a hand and take on the challenge of coordinating one event for the three families.

Louisiane-Acadie, whose mandate it is to represent the Acadians of Louisiana on the international stage, took on the project knowing that it could only be successful if it was built on partnerships with organizations and individuals in “Acadie du Nord”. It didn’t take long for Acadian resourcefulness to take effect and numerous partners got involved in this pan-Acadian initiative. Incidentally, a date and evening entertainment were indentified thanks to legendary Acadian band 1755, a venue was secured thanks to the Town of Tracadie-Sheila, participants will be able to get information and register online thanks to Capacadie.com, great Cajun food will be served thanks to Louisiana Office of Tourism and the word will spread like wildfire thanks to CAFA (Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian in Louisiana) and FAFA (Fédération des associations de familles acadiennes in New Brunswick).

“It’s heartwarming to see Acadians coming together to make sure that LeBlancs, Melansons and Bourques also get to have a memorable reunion. When Cajuns need a hand, our Acadian cousins are there and now, we are able to return the favor on a much smaller scale. That being said, there’s no doubt that when there’s a party to be planned, Cajuns are the people you want at the helm!” explains Ray Trahan, President of Louisiane-Acadie, Inc.

Although the details of the day’s events and registration have yet to be finalized, Louisiane-Acadie wanted to announce the news now in order to give participants a chance to plan their trip to the Acadian Peninsula where numerous traditional and less conventional accommodation options are still available. As 1755 band member Roland Gauvin explains, one detail was quickly confirmed. “Since we are performing that night in Tracadie-Sheila, we are happy to offer a 5$ discount on our ticket price to everyone attending the reunion. These families are important branches of our Acadian family tree and we are happy that they will be joining us during our summer tour.”

Stay tuned for further details but in the meantime, mark August 21st on your calendar.

LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque Family Reunion

August 21, 2009

Tracadie-Sheila Arena

Information: [email protected], 337-291-5489, www.cma2009.ca

Louisiane-Acadie is an umbrella organization that represents Acadians and Cajuns in Louisiana and encourages networking and increased connections between Louisiana organizations in order to promote a united voice and better connect with all Acadian communities worldwide. The organization’s current projects include Louisiana’s bid to host the 2014 Congrès mondial acadien and Louisiana’s presence at the 2009 CMA, project supported by Louisiana’s Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

For more information on the 2009 Congrès mondial acadien 2009, visit their website at www.cma2009.ca.

 

 

November 6, 2008

Accommodations in private homes: one of the 2009 CMA’s keys to success

By Anne Godin

When everything goes as planned this August, plenty of tourists will flock to the Acadian Peninsula for the 2009 CMA and the population of this coastal area will be helping welcome them by supplying accommodations.

Since the summer of 2007, the CMA team has been categorizing over 700 available accommodations that are now accessible on the CMA’s website in the Accommodations (hébergement privé http://cma2009.ca/?page=hebergement&p=1) (private accommodation http://cma2009.ca/?page=hebergement&p=1&lang=en) section. These accommodations are targeted to all visitors who weren’t able to book rooms in more traditional establishments.

Many of these offered accommodations are already fully booked. According to CMA program director, Jocelyne Thériault, these results show just how great the initiative is. “These private accommodations will satisfy the need of those who weren’t able to reserve rooms at commercial hotels and campgrounds. Additionally, this arrangement will help the area truly benefit from the affluence of tourists that will come to the Congrès and that’s very positive for the Peninsula, not only for 2009 but also for many years to come. Once the tourists get a taste of our hospitality and Acadian culture, they most certainly will want to come back again and again!”

The goal of the program is to recruit a total of 2,500 available accommodation options by January 2009 and to succeed, the CMA team will be intensifying their efforts and to do so, they have hired Marie-Michelle Vienneau. “My work will consist of finalizing certain accommodations projects that have been initiated and to receive and process new requests that come in.” she explains. “By August 2009, you can be sure that I will have left no stone unturned and no area unvisited in the entire Acadian Peninsula!”

As part of her job, Marie-Michelle will have to ensure that accommodations comply with certain criteria deemed important for hosts. “ For example, we must be sure that every place and facility that will be accessible to visitors, be it a property (home, cottage, camper) or campground are covered by an adequate liability insurance, have working smoke detectors, and that there is at least one window in every room destined for visitors,” assures Thériault. These facts are verified during a visit to the property and if everything is compliant, pictures are taken and the pertinent information is added to the CMA website.

Thanks to this web tool, people that will be visiting from outside of the Acadian Peninsula and want to reserve this type of lodging can contact the hosts directly to make arrangements. It is important to mention that these options are offered from August 6th to 24th only and that the Congrès mondial acadien is only acting as an intermediary between the owners and the visitors searching for lodging during this peak period.


« It is also important for the owners of registers accommodations to inform the CMA when they are fully booked for the period. » Vienneau indicates. “Therefore, we are able to keep the website as up to date as possible and this avoids unnecessary requests to come in to the owners”


 

June 4, 2008

Artists Calixte Duguay and Donat Lacroix Share their Point of View on the 2009 Congrès mondial acadien

By Karine Godin

The eyes of the world will soon be looking towards the Acadian Peninsula for the Congrès mondial acadien 2009. The organizers are already predicting the event will have numerous positive effects and the population is eagerly awaiting this historic celebration. Caliste Duguay and Donat Lacroix, two icons of Acadian music and also residents of the area are no exception.

Versatile and well-know Acadian artist, Calixte Duguay is excited for the event to begin. For over 30 years now, Duguay whose songwriting talents shine in songs such as Louis Mailloux, Pierre à Jean-Louis, Encore debout, Poème de chair and Les Aboiteaux has been creating Acadian music and songs Originally from Lamèque Island, Duguay attended the inaugural edition of the Congrès in 1994. For him this event is synonymous with festivities, "the first CMA was held in Southeastern New Brunswick and helped intensify the Acadians pride in their culture. Following the event, many expected this enthusiasm to fizzle out but it never did." He believes that the cultural growth we know now in Atlantic Canada is a direct result of that initial Congrès.

Calixte Duguay considers it a unique opportunity to be able to show his Acadian pride so freely and especially to be able to speak French in the Acadian Peninsula. He hopes that this next Congrès will have as a great an impact on his community as it did in the southeast even though the linguistic and cultural context is quite different in the Acadian Peninsula. Although he won't be participating in the CMA to promote his art, he assures that it will benefit other artists and help them further their artistic careers. "This is an amazing opportunity for the new artistes out there to show people from around the world what they do."

For singer, poet, actor and fisherman Donat Lacroix, the Congrès mondial acadien's arrival in the Acadian Peninsula will be a historic moment for the area. All eyes will be on us which will certainly lead to many economic, cultural and artistic benefits. "This is an excellent chance to showcase our talents and what we are doing here in Acadie".

Donat also recognizes the importance of the family reunions, an big component of the CMA. As of today, 62 families are registered. He feels that through theses activities the Acadian population can find its roots. "A tree that looses its roots dies fast. The CMA is inviting everyone to discover their roots! »

For him, the CMA is a time like no other to reunite. The gathering is as positive for the Acadian individuals as it is for our communities. He believes it's the ideal time to create a spirit of collaboration between regions in order to help them all grow together. "The more we talk, the more we can destroy prejudices that separate us. Regional rivalry hasn't always helped us in the past. It's time for all communities to unite to celebrate together their Acadian pride!" he says.

Both of these pioneers of Acadian music believe that the CMA will be a uniting experience. Be it through family reunions, huge popular celebrations, thematic and community activities or even popular or scientific lectures and conferences, participants will be able to develop new ties based on a common history.

Thos looking for further information on the Congrès mondial acadien can visit the website at www.cma2009.ca.

 

 

 

May 28, 2088:

By Carol Doucet

The 2009 Congrès mondial acadien, being held in the Acadian Peninsula August 7 to 23, 2009 has decided that a major goal will be to communicate well with all of its audiences in order to be sure that everyone involved is as informed as possible.

Already since January 2008, many newspapers and websites publish this weekly column that features different aspects of the 2009 CMA. We estimate over 150,000 readers have access to the weekly news column thanks to numerous papers and portals that graciously publish it. This number doesn't even take into account the email version that is sent here and there across the world. As you can read, the column is translated to English for our Cajun cousins and other English speaking people interested in Acadie. The column is also published on the CMA website.

Talking about the website, this is the place to find the most updated information on the organization of the Congrès. In perpetual construction, the site will be overhauled in the next few months so that we can present the detailed program and better demonstrate the diverse components of the event that is now less than 15 months away. The site is also the best place to keep an eye out for the development s on the registered families (62 today) or even to find out how to organize your own family party. A new youth section has also recently been created and you can use it to find information on the events planned specifically for young Acadians during the CMA. Another section dedicated to the picture and theme song contest is also online. In the works is a section on Business Route and soon there will be a list of the hundred businesses already registered for the Route event.

Presentations all over the place

Always in the hope of getting the information out there, CMA employees, consultants and board members are constantly visiting tourism shows and events with the 2009 CMA booth and information brochures. There, they meet people from everywhere that are interested in getting more information and details. The directors of the event are also frequently invited to present the event at conferences, AGMs, lectures, congresses, etc.

Sign-up for the CMA newsletter

Soon the CMA will be publishing a newsletter that will go out to all those that have signed up. This will be another way of ensuring that all those interested are "in the know" about the biggest event of the summer of '09.

This newsletter will be the best, most up-to-date and accurate source of information available for CMA-goers. To sign up, visit the CMA website at www.cma2009.ca and enter the required information in the Connexion section located on the top of the home page.

Those interested in further details on the Congrès mondial acadien are also invited to call 506.336.2009 or 1.866.370.2009, send an email to [email protected] or to visit the website at www.cma2009.ca.


 

April 3, 2008

Création M.R. will help Acadie display the Congrès mondial acadien’s colors during the summer of 2009

By Carol Doucet

It won’t take all the cousins and visitors long to realize they are in a celebrating area when they get to the Péninsule acadienne in August of 2009. Création M.R. won the Congrès’ bid to be the official supplier of all the event's merchandising and they plan on helping the community show their colors.

The hundred or so small and large localities involved will be decorated in the Acadian colors for the summer of 2009. With the collaboration of the Congrès mondial acadien team, the merchandise manufacturer will make sure that all the locals can get the best products to decorate their homes and towns. They will also have lots of souvenirs in stock for the visitors can take back home to remember the biggest event ever organized in this region of Northeast New Brunswick.

Based in Tracadie-Sheila on Péninsule acadienne, Création M.R. has been specializing in Acadian souvenirs, clothes, and other promotional items as well as commercial signage since 1995. The company’s team can now produce all sorts of material on-site in their facility in Tracadie. This technology lets them create and print almost anything from small embroidery on a jacket to huge road signs. These new sewing machines and printers are really impressive!

Création M.R. also owns a dozen mobile boutiques that can be brought anywhere they like. Who hasn’t noticed a mobile Boutique acadienne in an event in the Maritimes? They are everywhere! Surprisingly, Création M.R. can even print personalized products in a matter of seconds directly in the mobile boutiques. This means that they don’t have to mass-produce items that might not be a popular sell. This process is mostly used for personalized items featuring family names or crests.

At the last Congrès mondial acadien in 2004 in Nova Scotia, the Acadian company was the official supplier and distributor of promotional items for the event and actually had mobile boutiques at 61 of the 68 family reunions.

Création M.R. was also the exclusive supplier for the 1999 Sommet de la Francophonie in Moncton and Dieppe, the 400th anniversary of Acadie in 2004, the Jeux de l’Acadie in 2006 and numerous others. Some might remember that the company received a lot of attention from the press at the Sommet in 1999 when they presented then French President, Jacques Chirac, with a t-shirt featuring his family name.

The year 2000 marked the beginning of a new era for the company because they were now able to sell items online from their new website. This service increased their potential market and made it easier for Acadians all over the world to easily and quickly get products that showcased their cultural identity.

Création MR has 5 trademarks registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Today, these symbols are recognized as representative of Acadian culture.

More information on Création M.R. can be found on their website at www.acadiemr.com. All information on the Congrès mondial acadien is available on www.cma2009.ca.

 

Calling all artists for the creation of the 2009 CMA theme song!

By Carol Doucet

The 2009 Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress) has launched a contest to find its theme song. Those interested are invited to write a song (music and lyrics) inspired by the theme Acadie Gathers. This theme highlights the Acadian peoples’ capacity to bring together Acadians, Cajuns and other French speaking people from different horizons. A prize of $2,000 will be given to the winning singer/songwriter and the submission deadline is October 31, 2008.

The selection criteria are the following: the song must be inspired by the theme L’Acadie rassemble (Acadie gathers), be unpublished and in French, be sent in CD demo format and must be no longer than 4 minutes. The winning song could be sung by its songwriter or by another singer to be determined by the 2009 Congrès mondial acadien.

The song must be registered at Socan (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and it could be rearranged and re-recorded with the help of a professional (producer, sound engineer, etc.). The CMA will be responsible for all production and duplication costs. From its launch to the end of the Congrès mondial acadien, commercial use of the song is restricted to and for the CMA. After this date, royalties generated by the song will be sent to the songwriter.

In 1994, Prince-Edouard Island native Lennie Gallant and Acadian music icon Roland Gauvin created the theme song for the first Congrès mondial acadien that was held in the Kent and South-East regions of New Brunswick. Their song, Acadie de nos coeurs, was performed and recorded by the group Méchants Maquereaux.

Five years later, in 1999, the song Si longtemps séparés was named Louisiana’s CMA’s theme song. Written by Louisiana’s own Waylon Thibodeaux, with the help of Sheril Collins and Roland Gauvin, this song is still a signature song for Louisiana Cajuns.

For the most recent Congrès held in Nova Scotia in 2004, Je reviens au berceau de l’Acadie was written by Michel Thibault, performed by fellow Nova Scotians Grand Dérangement and New Brunswick singer Carol Daigle.

CMA theme songs have always been popular radio hits and the CMA promotion team promotes them throughout all their target markets. Radio-Canada Atlantic is a partner of the 2009 CMA theme song contest.

Interested artistes must send their demo (accompanied by the lyrics and complete contact information) by 4 p.m. on October 18, 2008 to Concours de la chanson-thème, Congrès mondial acadien 2009, 218, boul. J.-D. Gauthier, bureau 128, Shippagan (N.-B.) E8S 1P6, Canada.

The upcoming Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress) will be held in northeastern New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula from August 7 to 23, 2009.

 

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February 13, 2008

Community-driven programming is at the heart of the 2009 Congrès mondial acadien

By Carol Doucet

The upcoming Congrès mondial acadien being held August 7 to 23, 2009 will span throughout the Acadian Peninsula. In this northeastern New Brunswick area there are over 100 LSDs (Local Service Districts), villages and cities, most of which will have something to offer to the visitors and locals during the summer of 2009!

Some localities have joined their neighbors to get their programming under way. As of now, there are sixty (solo or combination) localities that have registered activities in the community programming. The Peninsular territory is perfect for this big event because of the short distance separating the extremities of the area. To get from Neguac, the most southern point, to the northwestern limit of Miscou or the northern peak of Grande-Anse takes a maximum of 90 minutes! This also means that when you are in Pokemouche, the center of the Péninsule, you only have to drive forty-five minutes to get to the farthest village.

The Congrès mondial acadien will be a unique opportunity for the people of the Acadian Peninsula to promote who they are, what they do and the great places they live. This promotion will not only be focused on the visitors but also residents themselves who, even if they have lived there all their lives, might not know all the treasures the region has to offer.

Director of Programming, Jocelyne Thériault, has been working with every community in the Péninsule to build a diverse and representative community-driven program. “In the Acadian Peninsula we are known for our legendary and unique hospitality and visitors always feel welcome anywhere they go. Those coming to the 2009 CMA will discover a variety of activities and places, big and small, that make these communities proud. Often, tourists don’t go passed the well-know urban areas and forget to even take look at the smaller towns and villages close by. The CMA will be a stepping-stone for these less-known localities.” She explains.

Whether it’s an exhibit on the forced landing of a Russian plane in Miscou, lobster diners in Pigeon Hill, clam pie in Saint-Simon, eels in Évangeline, going out on the water with fishermen in Anse-Bleue, cruises on the river in Tracadie-Sheila or an exhibit on the first settlers of Val-Comeau, the activities are extremely varied. Other examples include the Village of Great Food in Lamèque, an Hermenegilde Chiasson art exhibit in his hometown of St-Simon, ATV and horse-drawn carriage rides in St-Léolin, a presentation of historic documents in Bois-Blanc, birdwatching in Maisonette, Bertrand and Bas-Caraquet, a méchoui (pig roast) in Saint-Sauveur, canoeing down the river in Burnsville, Acadian food tastings in Tracadie-Sheila and in Port-Lafrance, a kitchen party with the raconteur Dominique Breau in St-Isidor, boat tours and seal watching in Tabusintac-Covedell, outdoor activities in Canton des Basque and Saumarez, and songwriter/talent nights in Shippagan…

On top of this amazing community programming, participants will also be able to attend events that cover the entire Peninsula (art exhibits, nature walks, bike rides, sports, school projects, radio, music, film, etc.), shows, family reunions, Espace 2009, workshops and conferences, the Grand rassemblement jeunesse (Youth forum), the Women’s Summit, Business Routes, etc.

To reach Jocelyne Thériault, Program Director, call 506.336.2009 or 1.866.370.2009, email [email protected] More details are available at www.cma2009.ca


 

February 7, 2008

All families invited to 2009 Congrès mondial acadien!! Is your family registered?

Not just for families with Acadian roots! The Congrès mondial acadien family reunions are for all families interested in Acadie.

By CAROL DOUCET

Numerous families are planning to get together during the next Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress) set for August 7 to 23, 2009 in New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula. Some Acadian families will not only be hosting their own members but will also welcome families interested in Acadie.

As of today, more than sixty families have officially registered for the event and twenty more are expected to do so in the coming months. Themed “They’re Here!” these reunions will be celebrated on different dates and in different locations throughout the Péninsule Acadienne.

A 2009 Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) Guide to Family Reunions has been produced to help support the people responsible for planning and implementing of the reunions. The CMA website (www.cma2009.ca) is the place to get all relevant information such as the list of registered families (dates and locations included), non-registered families, the planning guide, the schedule of reunions, meeting summaries, tips for organizing your family reunion as well as e-postcards for registered families that can be sent anywhere in the world to invite your relatives.

Two lists of family names are available on the website. The first list is composed of 18th century families and the second of popular Péninsule family names that weren’t on the initial 18th century list. Please note that the Congrès mondial acadien family reunions do not exclude non-Acadian families but are rather inclusive of all families interested in Acadie.


Registered Families

Numerous families are already registered and have decided on their dates and locations : Arseneau-Arseneault-Arseneaux-Arsenault, Babineau & Granger , Basque-Bastarache-Bastrash, Belliveau, Blanchard, Boudreau, Bourgeois, Bourque, Breau-Breault-Breaux, Chevarie, Chiasson, David, Doiron, Dozois, Dugas, Duguay, Elward, Ferron, Finn, Forest, Frigault, Gautreau, Gauvin, Gionet, Girouard-Giroir-Gerrior, Godin, Guedry-Labine-Petitpas, Haché & Gallant, Landry, Lanteigne, Léger & Trahan, Losier-Lausier-Lauzier-Lozier, Maillet, Mallet, Martin, Mazerolle, Morais, Noël, Paulin-Poulin, Pinet-Pinette, Plourde, Power, Prince, Richard, Rioux, Robichaud, Saindon-Sindon, Saulnier-Sonier, Savoie, Thériault and Thibodeau.

Other families have shown an interest to meet but have yet to create an organizing team. This is the case for the Allain, Babin, Barriault, Boucher, Butler, Cormier, Daigle, Dupuis, Gagnon, Hébert, Larocque, Lebreton, Lumbsdun, MacLaughlin, Roussel and Roy families. While the purpose is not to exclude any families, the CMA team is actively looking for information on some specific families. Therefore, they are calling for people who would be interested in organizing the following reunions: Albert, Benoit, Bordage, Brideau, Brun, Caissie, Clément, Collette, Comeau, Dignard-Guignard, Doiron, Doucet, Gaudet, Gosselin, Jean, Kenny, Leblanc, Lebouthillier, McGraw, Melanson, Pallot, Pellerin, Poirier, St-Pierre, Surette, Vautour and Ward.

These reunions can be simple one-day events or elaborate two or three day extravaganzas. It’s up to you to decide what best suits your family. Lots of families still haven’t started getting organized and to increase the participation of more families, there is no deadline to register. We are constantly recruiting and want all to know that everyone is welcome. If a family wants to be matched with another that’s no problem! Any form of alliance is accepted and do-able!

Interested individuals looking for more information are invited to communicate with Lisette Cormier Noël at (506) 336-2099, 1-866-370-2009 or by email at [email protected]

 

 

January 29, 2008

The Congrès mondial acadien will keep you informed on a weekly basis from now until August 2009!

By Carol Doucet

From August 7th to 23rd, 2009 New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula will welcome you! For the past few years, the Congrès mondial acadien team has been preparing this event that will feature a multitude of activities highlighting the richness and dynamic atmosphere of the host region and that is set to be the largest ever held in the history of the area.

Starting today, this weekly column will feature different aspects of the upcoming Congrès mondial acadien be it family reunions, programming, spin-off, promotional activities, personnel needs, youth element, etc.

The Congrès mondial acadien 2009 is a great gathering of Acadians coming from the Maritime Provinces and around the world. It will be an opportunity for people from all over to get to know the area in all its diversity. Adopted Acadians and those interested in Acadie are invited meet a vibrant and welcoming people living in a very picturesque maritime environment.

Events will include large public celebrations, cultural exhibits, themed and community activities, scientific and public conferences, as well as family visits and reunions. In short, the 2009 CMA will have something for every taste and all ages throughout the Acadian Peninsula. The summer of 2009 will undoubtedly be “The summer of the Acadian Peninsula”!

Community and grass-roots programming will be at the heart of the event. Hundreds of activities are already scheduled in most of all the 100 towns, villages and LSDs (local service districts) of the Peninsula. The strengthening of these ties will be a wonderful occasion to celebrate with friends and family, as well as an opportunity for debating common interests and exchanging ideas for building the future. Dozens of families will have their reunions during the event and some families will even host other families interested in Acadie. Theses activities are set to be truly unforgettable and already fifty families are registered to celebrate!

Four key events will mark this 4th Congrès mondial acadien. Three days of festivities filled with symbolism will culminate in a major show featuring numerous artists, notably Acadian artists originally from each of the host areas. These special days will be Opening day on August 7, the National Acadian Day on August 15 and the Closing day on August 23rd. In addition, Espace 2009, the fourth key event, will be held in Pokemouche, the heart of the Peninsula, and will be a hub of entertaining, educative and interactive activities featuring specialties from all Acadian areas.

During the entire Congrès, high caliber events, as well as major artistic, cultural and sporting activities encompassing the theme L’Acadie et ses humeurs (L’Acadie and her moods) will take place throughout the Péninsule and will focus on audio-visual exhibits, plays, shows, nature tours, bicycle tours, sport matches, school projects, radio shows, music, film, business meetings, etc. It will certainly be an opportunity to go out and discover unexpected treasures.

The conference portion of the 2009 Congrès mondial acadien program will reflect the general theme “L’Acadie on the Move”. The conferences and presentations will be aimed at affirming a modern Acadie, one geared toward the future and ready to take its rightful place in the third millennium. These Peninsula-wide lectures and presentations will take different forms such as the Grand rassemblement jeunesse (youth forum), the Sommet des femmes (woman’s summit), Business Routes and many others will be included in the CMA’s assorted and interactive programming.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. Further details as well as the contact information for the team can be found on the ever-evolving CMA website at www.cma2009.ca


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December 2007

CONGRÈS MONDIAL ACADIEN

· On November 1st, the Acadian Memorial sponsored a La Toussaint meditation and prayer service at the Deportation Cross in the Meditation Garden at 121 South New Market Street, St. Martinville. (337-394-2258). On November 10, the Acadian Memorial hosted “L’Ordre Du Bon Temps” annual fundraiser at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette. Special guest for the event was Judy McEwan Pearson from the Bear river First Nation reservation representing the Micmac people of Nova Scotia and Paul Arsenault of Quebec. The Acadian Memorial also hosted “Quilts on the Teche Festival,” a Marquis de La Fayette
commemorative event held in St. Martinville Evangeline Oak Park. On October 10th the Acadian Memorial presented Layne Longfellow, nationally known reader of the works of Longfellow, who read excerpts from “A Slave’s Dream” and “Evangeline”.
([email protected]).

· On December 1st, Loubert Trahan announced a CAFA meeting and a new newsletter to be published by James Bourque
“Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian, Inc.” (337-856-1620; 856-4240). CAFA leads the way in organizing Acadian families.

· In October, in connection with Acadian Heritage Week, the Acadian Culture Center hosted the traveling exhibit “Farming in the Wetlands of Old Acadie.” (Acadian Cultural Center, 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA).

· Jean-Guy Rioux, President of 2009 World Acadian Congress, announced that the team organizing the 2009 World Acadian Congress (WAC) launched its preliminary program in front of a large audience in Pokemouche, located in the center of the Acadian Peninsula (New Brunswick). The announcement took place two years and two months before the event that will not only be the largest ever organized in this region of New Brunswick, but also the largest event in 2009 in the Canadian francophonie. The event will be held from August 7 - 23, 2009 on the Acadian Peninsula. More that 100 communities will offer a number of activities highlighting the richness and dynamism of the host region. The World Acadian Congress is a return of Acadians and guests from around the world.

Contact: (506-384-6897; Carol Doucet <[email protected]>

 

 

October 2007

A Newsletter Published by "Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian Inc" October 2007
By James Bourque

SPECIAL NOTICE!! CAFA Meeting---- December 1, 2007


GREETINGS: To all Acadian family organization members, we hope you have a great fall season and we hope to see you on December 1, 2007 for the annual CAFA fall meeting.


ANNUAL FALL MEETING: Our annual fall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the WOW in Maurice starling at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Because we are meeting in conjunction with the Trahan family meeting which starts at 10:00 a.m., we are asking those attending the CAFA meeting to come on time so we can have our meeting and be complete by 10:00. CAFA members are invited to stay for the Trahan meeting and share a meal at noon. There is a nominal fee for the meal. Those planning to stay for the meal should RSVP to Ray Trahan at [email protected] or at 337-856-1620, Loubert Trahan at [email protected] or James Bourque at: [email protected] or 337-856-4240.


We especially urge all CAFA board members representing various families to attend. Some of the items for discussion are:


1.. The 2009 CMA which will be held in the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick.
2.. the list of families organized for CMA 2009 in New Brunswick
3.. Possibility of a camper's caravan to CMA 2009 .
4.. Bus tour to CMA 2009.
5.. Status on Acadiana hosting CMA 2014.
6.. Official announcement of the two families being honored at the March 15th 2008 Acadian Memorial Festival
7.. Current status of funds for French Immersion.
8.. Scholarship to summer French Immersion at St. Ann Nova Scotia. .


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: Ray Trahan is currently serving as president of CAFA and he has this message for all Acadian family organization members. "We would like to hear from each family organization as well as encourage all family organizations to keep the organization active. If Acadiana is selected to host CMA 2014 you will not have to incorporate again. The announcement of the host area will be made in April of 2009. I hope to see many of our Acadian family organization members at our annual meeting. Your attendance and participation is very important to your family organization and CAFA."


RENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM: Each year CAFA allocates funds to French


Immersion Programs for the purchase of materials of instruction to be used in the classroom by teachers and students. We recently mailed letters. of allocation of these funds to 25 schools. So far 15 of these schools have agreed to accept the funds. They are:


1. Acadian Middle-Lafayette
2. North Lewis Elem - New Iberia
3. South Boulevard Foreign Language - Baton Rouge
4. Prien Lake Elem. - Lake Charles
5. Prairie Elem. - Lafayette
6. Cecilia Primary - Cecilia
7. Haynes Academy - Metairie
8. Henry Heights Elem. - Lake Charles
9. J.C. Ellis-Metairie
10. Park Vista Elem-Opelousas
11. Westdale Middle-Baton Rouge
12.S. J. Montgomery Elem-Lafayette
13. Paul Breaux Middle-Lafayette
14. Gillis Elem-Lake Charles
15. Moss Bluff Middle - Lake Chales


Other schools have until 1 November 2007 to respond if they want to participate and receive the funds. The funds that CAFA allocates comes from different sources such as family organizations, grants, private individuals, and businesses .. Acadian family organizations that would like to donate funds to this worthwhile project are welcomed to do so. The Roy family organization "Les Roy de Monde" donated $500.00 to support the program at Evangeline Elementary. Thank you to all donors.


CMA 2009: We are listing some of the information concerning the main events scheduled for CMA 2009 from August 7-23, in the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick. Four major events will mark this fourth World Acadian Congress. Three days of festivities filled with symbolism will culminate in a major show featuring artists from each of the host areas. In addition, Espace 2009, a place for meeting and innovation located in the heart of the Acadian Peninsula, will be a key gathering location for all involved.


Opening Day: August 7-Lameque, Shippagan and Miscou area. Acadie Welcomes From the Acadian islands of Miscou and Lameque to the port of Shippagan, travel across the land originally inhabited by the First Nations and cross magnificent bridges to the sounds of a symphony of decorated boats. Residents and visitors will participate in an "Acadian March" that will be both a celebration of the origins and the current vitality of the francophone people in America.
"Ocean Roots" that will feature a string of local artists.


August 15th Celebrations. Acadian National Holiday-Greater Caraquet area


Preceded by a series of country-style meals at the wharf in Grande-Anse, the 2009 Grand Tintamarre will be a never-before-seen celebration for all of Acadie. This great show of community street art will be enriched by many artist to express their enormous pride in Acadie. To the sounds of banging on pots and musical instruments, people in eccentric makeup and colorful costumes will make their way to the "Tintamarre de feux" show. August 16-20: Space 2009 Pokemouche area-Acadie Invents


From August 16-20, the Pokemouche area will host a variety of festive and interactive activities that will take place in an exterior area transformed into a site for innovation, creation, and highlighting Acadie's the can-do attitude. This physical and virtual village will have spaces dedicated to specific areas such as technology, science, economics, cuisine, arts and culture, to allow visitors to discover Acadian ingenuity in all its richness.


Closing Day: August 23- Tracadie-Sheila-Neguac areas -Acadie Gathers


Under the theme of youth, family and spirituality, closing day will begin in the Neguac area with an incredible summer carnival. The day will culminate with the 2009 World Acadian Congress' grand finale closing stage show in Tracadie-Sheila. As a message sent out to the world, a call for human solidarity and peace, the "Voice of the World" stage show will be a moving voyage to the heart of the Acadian soul.


FAMILY REUNIONS CMA 2009: There are presently 21 different family reunions that are approved by CMA and scheduled with date and location. Listed are some of the reunions that local family members would be interested in. For a complete list go to www.cma2009.ca. These are of local interest: Martin.Richard.Thibodeau. Robichaud, Babineau/Granger, Dugas, Chiasson, Maillet, Landry, Breau, Bourgeois, and Theriault.


ACADIAN FAMILY ORGANIZATION MEETINGS:


1. Babineaux et Granger: La Reunion des Babineaux et Granger was held on Saturday August, 11,2007 at La Cart Restaurant in the Oil Center. They had a great turnout and meeting.


2. Guedry-Labine & Petitpas: They had a mini-reunion and all day activities at Acadian Village in Lafayette on Saturday October 13,2007.


3. Broussard: The Broussard Beausoleil Family Association will hold a meeting and reunion on Saturday November 10,2007 at the Maurice Woodman of the World on La. 92. A meal will be served.


4. Trahan: The Trahan Family Association will hold a meeting and mini-reunion on Saturday December 1,2007 at the Maurice WOW located on Hwy 92. A meal will be served for a nominal fee. The Trahan meeting starts at 10:00 following the CAFA meeting.


5. CAFA MEETING: Held in conjunction with the Trahan meeting at WOW on Saturday December 1,2007 and starting at 9:00 am. All representatives of Acadian family associations are encouraged to attend.


ACADIAN MEMORIAL NEWS: The Acadian Memorial Foundation invites everyone to attend the 2nd annual L'Ordre Du Bon Temps Gala on November 10, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Petroleum Club Lafayette. For more information contact Shirley Thibodeaux-LeBlanc at [email protected] or go to www.acadianmemorial.org Their spring festival is scheduled for March 15, 2008 at the Memorial in St. Martinville and everyone is invited.


REMINDER: CAFA meeting on December 1, 2007 at WOW in Maurice starting at 9:00 am. Those attending the CAFA meeting that wish to stay (or the meal at noon please RSVP to Rav Trahan at [email protected] or ca1l 337-856-1620.


Contact information: Ernest Ray Trahan-President 230 Gumbo Rd., Lafayette 70506
www.cafa.org

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June 2007

2009 World Acadian Congress launches preliminary program

(Pokemouche, New Brunswick - June 21, 2007) – The team organizing the 2009 World Acadian Congress (WAC) launched its preliminary program today in front of a large audience in Pokemouche, located in the centre of the Acadian Peninsula. The announcement took place two years and two months before the event that will not only be the largest ever organized in this region of New Brunswick, but also the largest event in 2009 in the Canadian francophonie.

The event will be held from August 7 to 23, 2009, on the Acadian Peninsula in northeastern New Brunswick. More than 100 communities will offer a number of activities highlighting the richness and dynamism of the host region.

The World Acadian Congress is a reunion of Acadians and guests from around the world. The 2009 Congress will be an opportunity for people from all over to better acquaint themselves with a unique region known for its diversity and to meet people who are working toward the future. “Acadians by adoption and people interested in Acadie are invited to come meet our welcoming people living in one of the Maritimes’ most picturesque environments,” said Jean-Guy Rioux, President of the 2009 WAC.

Program events will include large public celebrations, cultural exhibits, themed and community activities, scientific and public conferences, as well as family visits and reunions. In short, the 2009 WAC will have something for every taste and for all ages throughout the Acadian Peninsula. “The 2009 WAC on the Acadian Peninsula will be a memorable meeting of people proud to live in their culture and surrounded by magnificent coastal landscapes that are unique to the region,” said Mr. Rioux. “The summer of 2009 will really be the summer of the Acadian Peninsula.”

Community programming will be at the heart of the event. More than 225 activities are already on the program in 80 of the Acadian Peninsula’s nearly 100 towns, villages and LSDs. Other community activities will definitely be added between now and the event. “Whether it’s an exhibit on the history of the forced landing of a Russian airplane in Miscou, lobster suppers in Pigeon Hill, clams in St-Simon or eels in Évangéline, trips out on the water with Anse-Bleue fishermen, square dancing in Sainte-Rose, workshops on making snowshoes in Saint-Sauveur, boat trips on the river in Tracadie-Sheila, or an exhibit on the first settlers in Val-Comeau, nearly all Peninsula communities will be organizing activities to highlight their can-do attitude,” said Jocelyne Thériault, head of programming for the 2009 WAC.

Big events in all four corners of the Peninsula

August 7, opening day, will take place in the regions of Lamèque, Shippagan and Miscou. The day will start with the symphonic sounds of a large group of decorated boats. Residents and visitors will take part in an “Acadian March” that will be both a celebration of origins and of the current vitality of the francophone people in America. An opening lunch and cultural displays will liven up the picturesque area. The day will culminate in a stage show entitled “Ocean Roots” that will feature a string of artists, the majority of whom are from this neck of Acadie.

Greater Caraquet will host the August 15th celebration of the Acadian national holiday. Preceded by a series of country-style luncheons at the wharf in Grande-Anse, the Village Historique Acadien and the Marina de Bas-Caraquet, the 2009 Grand Tintamarre will be a never-before-seen celebration for all of Acadie. The Tintamarre will make its way toward a stage show that will bring together some of the most famous and successful artists from all over Acadie.

Closing day, August 23, will take place in the regions of Tracadie-Sheila and Neguac under the theme of youth, family and spirituality. Closing day will begin in Neguac with an incredible summer carnival. Themed pavilions will present visitors with a cultural and community experience. The day will culminate with the Congress’ grand finale closing stage show in Tracadie-Sheila, a multi-faceted event that will feature some of the greatest voices of Acadie through the incredibly moving images, music and songs of this francophone people.

Space 2009
From August 16 to 20, the Pokemouche region, located in the very centre of the Acadian Peninsula, will welcome “Espace 2009” or Space 2009, an exterior area that will be turned in to a place where the innovation and creativity of Acadie will be highlighted. A variety of festive and interactive activities will take place in this physical and virtual village which will serve as a place to meet, celebrate and entertain, and which has been conceived as a human and technological mosaic presenting Acadie’s strengths. Spaces dedicated to specific areas such as technology, science, economics, cuisine, arts and culture, communities, etc., will allow visitors to discover Acadian ingenuity in all its richness. Stage shows will also be presented.

Family reunions

Under the theme “The Family Is Here,” several dozen family reunions will take place during the event. Some Acadian families will host other families interested in Acadie. These get-togethers, already in the planning stages, will certainly be memorable and will gather Acadians from all over the world.

Twenty projects on the Acadian Peninsula

During the Congress, major events grouped under the theme “Acadie and Its Moods” will take place throughout the Peninsula: visual arts, theatre, stage shows, nature activities, bicycle tours of the region, sports, school projects, radio, music, films, business meetings, etc. It will be an opportunity to discover surprising treasures.

Several major cultural activities are on the program and have been organized by various artistic and cultural groups: the Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique will present an exhibit called “Invincible Roots”; the Théâtre populaire d’Acadie will present “Courtes formes Maritimes” and an opera called “La metamorphose”; the Comité du Vieux-Couvent de Caraquet will present a sound and light show; the Conservatoire de musique de l’Acadie will hold a Peninsula-wide concert; Cojak Productions will present a film entitled “Voir l’Acadie”; the Groupe Existe and the Centre culturel de Caraquet will present a symposium on modern art entitled “Illumination 2009” and an art project entitled “Les lampadaires de 2009”; the four cultural societies on the Peninsula will present the musical drama “Louis-Mailloux”; the Salon du livre de la Péninsule acadienne will publish a guide on Acadian authors or authors who write about Acadie; artist Régis Noël will present an exhibit of great works entitled “Acadie, vent dans les voiles”; and the Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo will present exhibits entitled “Weaving the Acadian Thread” and “Let the Rugs Talk.”

In activities related to the environment, sports and health, several activities are on the program. “Two Islands, a Thousand Treasures” is being organized by the Acadian islands regional planning committee of the 2009 WAC (Lamèque and Miscou); the Amis de la véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne will be guiding people on various special bicycle tours during the Congress; environmentalists Philip Boucher and Marcel David, as well as the Club des naturalistes de la Péninsule acadienne, are organizing various activities and hikes; the Association windsurf kiteboard Shippagan-les Îles will be organizing a program of activities around kitesurfing. Youth groups will be organizing various events, such as the Académie jeunesse internationale presented by the Société des Jeux de l’Acadie and Radio écologique of the École l’Envolée.

GrandeJasette.Com: Conferences and demonstrations

“Acadie on the move” will be the general theme of the conference portion of the 2009 World Acadian Congress. “Conferences and presentations will be aimed at affirming a modern Acadie, one geared toward the future and ready to take its place in the third millennium,” said Robert Frenette, executive director of the World Acadian Congress. Various forms of communication will be used to take on several subjects that will pique the interest of the general public and encourage participation, while avoiding being solely academic in tone. “Participants will consider various themes, including social, cultural, economic, environmental and political. Conferences will be held throughout the Peninsula and will take on several formats, such as interactive forums with videoconferencing, online chats, artistic approaches, guided tours, displays, outdoor exhibits, research and traditional conferences,” Mr. Frenette said. A Women’s Summit is also planned, as well as a large economic development event being organized by the chambers of commerce. As well, the Great Youth Gathering organized by and for young people, will allow young Acadians and francophones to live an unforgettable identity-related experience during the World Acadian Congress. Finally, the Congress will host several national and international meetings of francophone organizations who will be coming together for conferences or annual general meetings.

The preliminary program can be found on the 2009 WAC website at www.cma2009.ca. Details on additions to the program will be added to the website as soon as they become available. The World Acadian Congress team is currently working on a new website that will be online in September. The new website will provide information on all facets of the event and the host region.

Carol Doucet

Director of Communications and Media Relations

2009 World Acadian Congress

(506) 384-6897 / [email protected]

 

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June 2007

WORLD ACADIAN CONGRESS 2009
Preliminary Program
(Version 1 - June 2007)
www.cma2009.ca

 

We're waiting for you… from August 7 to 23, 2009

Four major events will mark this fourth World Acadian Congress. Three days of festivities filled with symbolism organized by local citizens and honed by a team of professionals will culminate in a major show featuring artists from each of the host areas. As well, Space 2009 will be place for activities that are entertaining, educational and interactive.

From August 7-23, 2009, the Acadian Peninsula in northeastern New Brunswick, will welcome you! More than 100 communities over 2150 km2 will feature a multitude of activities that will highlight the richness and dynamic atmosphere of the host region. The entire Peninsula will be part of the largest event in the history of the area.

The World Acadian Congress (WAC) is a great gathering of Acadians and guests coming from around the world. Held every five years, the next event will be in 2009 in the Acadian Peninsula. It will be an opportunity for people from all over to get to know the area in all its diversity. Adopted Acadians and those interested in Acadie are invited to meet a welcoming people living in a very picturesque maritime environment. Events will include large public celebrations, cultural exhibits, themed and community activities, scientific and public conferences, as well as family visits and reunions. In short, the 2009 WAC will have something for every taste and all ages throughout the Acadian Peninsula.
The strengthening of these ties will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with friends and family, as well as an opportunity for debating common interests and exchanging ideas for building the future. The 2009 WAC in the Acadian Peninsula will be a gathering of people proud of living their culture and surrounded by magnificent coastal settings unique to the region. The summer of 2009 will really be "The summer of the Acadian Peninsula!"


Congress history

1994: First WAC held in southeastern New Brunswick and organized by the area's nine francophone municipalities
1999: Second WAC in Louisiana
2004: Third WAC in Nova Scotia


Major events
Four major events will mark this fourth World Acadian Congress. Three days of festivities filled with symbolism will culminate in a major show featuring artists from each of the host areas. In addition, Espace 2009, a place for meeting and innovation located in the heart of the Acadian Peninsula, will be a key gathering location for all involved.

OPENING DAY: AUGUST 7
- Lamèque, Shippagan and Miscou
Acadie Welcomes
From the Acadian islands of Miscou and Lamèque to the port of Shippagan, travel across the land originally inhabited by the First Nations and cross magnificent bridges to the sounds of a symphony of decorated boats. Along your way, you'll meet a multitude of human and cultural treasures from all over. Residents and visitors will participate in an "Acadian March" that will be both a celebration of the origins and the current vitality of the francophone people in America. An opening lunch and cultural displays will liven up this picturesque area. The day will culminate in a stage show entitled "Ocean Roots" that will feature a string of artists, the majority of whom are from this neck of Acadie.

AUGUST 15TH CELEBRATIONS, ACADIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY
- Greater Caraquet Area
Acadie Celebrates
Preceded by a series of country-style meals at the wharf in Grande-Anse, the Village Historique Acadien and the Marina de Bas-Caraquet, the 2009 Grand Tintamarre will be a never-before-seen celebration for all of Acadie. Hosted by the Festival acadien de Caraquet in collaboration with the 2009 WAC, this great show of community street art will be enriched by the allegorical elements that strike the collective imagination. To the sounds of banging on pots and musical instruments, people in eccentric makeup and colourful costumes will make their way along the route accompanied by residents and visitors in order to express their enormous pride in Acadie. This great moment of celebration will make its way to the "Tintamarre de feux" show that will bring together some of the most renowned artists from across Acadie.

AUGUST 16-20: SPACE 2009
- Pokemouche in the centre of the Acadian Peninsula
Acadie Invents
From August 16 to 20, the Pokemouche area will host a variety of festive and interactive activities that will take place in an exterior area transformed into a site for innovation, creation and highlighting Acadie's the can-do attitude. This physical and virtual village, which will serve as a place to meet, celebrate and entertain, has been conceived as a human and technological mosaic presenting Acadie's strengths. Spaces dedicated to specific areas such as technology, science, economics, cuisine, arts and culture, communities, etc., will allow visitors to discover Acadian ingenuity in all its richness. While promoting the various communities on the Acadian Peninsula, Space 2009 will be above all other things a place to discover modern Acadie. Stage shows will also be presented.

CLOSING DAY: AUGUST 23
- Tracadie-Sheila - Neguac areas
Acadie Gathers
Under the theme of youth, family and spirituality, closing day will begin in the Neguac area with an incredible summer carnival. Themed pavilions will present visitors with a cultural and community experience. The day will culminate with the 2009 World Acadian Congress' grand finale closing stage show in Tracadie-Sheila. Inspired by the area's incredible fusion of arts and culture, a multi-faceted event will feature some of the greatest voices of Acadie through the incredibly moving images, music and songs of this francophone people. As a message sent out to the world, a call for human solidarity and peace, the "Voice of the World" stage show will be a moving voyage to the heart of the Acadian soul.


ACADIE AND ITS MOODS
Throughout the Congress, major events will take place throughout the Peninsula: visual arts, theatre, stage shows, nature activities, bicycle tours of the region, sports, school projects, radio, music, films, business meetings, etc. It will be an opportunity to discover surprising treasures.


ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL TREASURES SERIES

INVINCIBLE ROOTS (Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique - FAVA)
This visual arts exhibit will highlight the cultural heritage legacy of the First Nations people. The exhibit seeks to safeguard cultural heritage and is based on the toponymy of several towns and villages of the Maritime provinces whose names are of Mi'kmaq origin.

MARITIME SHORT PLAYS (Théâtre populaire d'Acadie and Théâtre Incliné)
Dozens of artists from all over the Acadian Peninsula will present a number of short plays inspired and written based on the area's communities. These short plays will show a surprising artistic journey through a variety of interior and exterior locations.

SOUND AND LIGHT (Le Comité du Vieux-Couvent de Caraquet)
A series of exterior public displays will turn Caraquet into an open-air art gallery. An area around the ruins of the Vieux-Couvent is being developed into a public place suitable for gatherings. This sound and light project will communicate the history of the legends that make up part of the regional culture. Arts, culture and history for everyone!

"LA MÉTAMORPHOSE" (Théâtre populaire d'Acadie)
Four performances of this original opera written by Acadian composer Pierre Michaud will be presented in collaboration with librettist Serge Patrice Thibodeau. The original libretto was inspired by Frank Kafka's La Métamorphose and includes an amplified orchestra of 15 musicians, a mixed choir and seven soloists.

GRAND PENINSULA CONCERT (Conservatoire de musique de l'Acadie)
A high-quality concert will be presented by new and former students and professors of the Conservatoire de musique de l'Acadie. Three performances will be held in Caraquet, Lamèque and Tracadie-Sheila. On the program: singing solos, works for small vocal ensembles, solos for violin, piano and flute.

VOIR L'ACADIE (Cojak Productions)
An Acadian filmography will be presented in Acadian Peninsula cinemas during the 2009 WAC as well as during Cinéma Café on the Space 2009 site where a wide variety of films will be shown on a continuing basis.

"ILLUMINATION 2009" MODERN ART SYMPOSIUM (Groupe Existe and Centre culturel de Caraquet)
Artists, painters, photographers, visual artists and poets will be welcomed into residences in Greater Caraquet's towns and villages, as well as in certain businesses whose mandate is to create works of art inspired by the milieu. An exhibit of the works will be held during the Congress.

LES LAMPADAIRES DE 2009 (Groupe Existe and Centre culturel de Caraquet)
A visual arts project aimed at encouraging residents to create a collective work made up of garden lights and streetlights spread throughout the Peninsula during the Congress.

"LOUIS MAILLOUX" MUSICAL DRAMA (The four cultural societies of the Acadian Peninsula)
Thanks to significant participation by the community, the mythical musical drama "Louis Mailloux" by Jules Boudreau and Calixte Duguay will be recreated in 2009. A symbol of Acadian resistance, the young Louis Mailloux lost his life during a riot in Caraquet in 1875 when residents stood up for the right to preserve their Catholic and francophone schools.

REFERENCE GUIDE TO ACADIAN AUTHORS OR AUTHORS WHO WRITE ABOUT ACADIE (Salon du livre de la Péninsule acadienne)
Contemporary Acadian literature will be highlighted in front of all of La Francophonie through the development of a digital, themed reference guide of all Acadian publications and all authors who have written about Acadie in the past 25 years.

ACADIE, WIND IN THE SAILS (Reg Noël)
The artist will create five separate works representing a large sailing ship with two masts. During the school year, students from Peninsula schools will be invited to prepare sections of copper that will be included in the final works.

WEAVING THE ACADIAN THREAD / LET THE RUGS SPEAK (Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo)
Three major exhibits giving a contemporary boost to the art of rug hooking will be presented on the Peninsula with rug hookers from Atlantic Canada, the Gaspé and Louisiana. As well, a hooked rug project will highlight the talents of young students and artisans from New Brunswick and the richness of this old tradition.


PICTURESQUE, SPORT AND HUMAN TREASURES SERIES

TWO ISLANDS, A THOUSAND TREASURES (Acadian islands regional planning committee of the 2009 WAC (Lamèque and Miscou)
This area of the Peninsula features small and large treasures on the islands. To be highlighted will be the landscape, maritime potential, the warm hospitality of people and the talents of island communities. Those living on other local islands and who have Acadian or French roots are invited to show their own treasures.

ACADIAN PENINSULA BICYCLE TRAIL (Les amis de la véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne)
Discover the sites and tourist attractions of the Acadian Peninsula on a bicycle tour. Admire the beauty of the landscape and the local hospitality. Average daily distance travelled will be 50 km over five days.

NATURE ACTIVITIES (Philip Boucher and Marcel David / Club de naturalistes de la Péninsule acadienne)
Activities will highlight the Peninsula's birds, flours, peat bogs and shellfish. Guided tours, hikes and workshops will encourage participants to develop an interest in the observation of nature, photography and the health of the environment. Organized tours will be organized to marshes, peat bogs, forests, coastal habitats, etc.

KITESURF (Association windsurf kiteboard Shippagan-les Îles)
Kitesurf activities will take place in different locations on the Acadian Peninsula.


YOUNG TREASURES SERIES

L'ACADÉMIE JEUNESSE INTERNATIONALE (Société des Jeux de l'Acadie)
Celebrations surrounding the 20th anniversary of the Académie jeunesse will take place during the Congress. On the menu: An educational training program in the areas of leadership and the exploration of Olympic values. This will be a training experience for the new generation of leaders in the francophone sports world and a way to strengthen the networks among the members of the international Francophonie.

RADIO ÉCOLOGIQUE 99,5 FM (L'École l'Envolée)
A radio station powered by wind energy! This will be a wonderful way to develop hosting and interview techniques among students within a spirit of collaboration. This will be an opportunity for Acadian youth to express themselves and have direct contact with the community.


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"L'Acadie on the move" will be the general theme of the conference portion of the 2009 World Acadian Congress. Conferences and presentations will be aimed at affirming a modern Acadie, one geared toward the future and ready to take its rightful place in the third millennium. Various forms of communication will be used to take on various subjects that will pique the interest of citizens and encourage participation, while avoiding being solely academic in tone. Participants will consider various themes, including social, cultural, economic, environmental and political. Conferences will be held throughout the Peninsula and will take on several formats, such as interactive forums with videoconferencing, online chats, artistic approaches, guided tours, displays, outdoor exhibits, research and traditional conferences.

GREAT YOUTH GATHERING - The Great Youth Gathering will be a unique event -- conceived by and for young people - that will allow participants to discover Acadie as an essential part of the Canadian mosaic. Atlantic Canada's young Acadians and francophones will experience an unforgettable identity-related experience during the World Acadian Congress. Exchanges and sharing will be encouraged among La Francophonie's youth. Participants will have an opportunity to discover, express and celebrate their culture, as well as their Acadian and francophone pride and heritage by linking modernity to tradition during this truly dynamic event.

WOMEN'S SUMMIT - A two-day gathering will bring together Acadian and francophone women from all over (Atlantic provinces, other Acadian provinces, Louisiana, France, etc.). This will be an opportunity to exchange views on the status and condition of the lives of women and to take positions in order to bring about changes that will benefit all women.

BUSINESS EVENT - An event bringing together Acadian and francophone business leaders from New Brunswick, the Atlantic provinces, regions of France (Poitou, Normandy, Brittany, St-Pierre and Miquelon), Louisiana and other communities will take place during the World Acadian Congress. Organized by the chambers of commerce, this event will allow business people to meet during networking events, industrial tours, a business market and social activities.

ACADIE WELCOMES - The Congress will host meetings of several national and francophone organizations who will be getting together for conferences and annual general meetings.


ACCOMMODATIONS

The Acadian Peninsula is home to many hotels, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds, cottages, etc. All available accommodations on the Acadian Peninsula will be listed on the Congres' website.

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS - Acadian Peninsula residents: During the 2009 WAC, there will be a large demand for room rentals in private accommodations. Rooms available in homes must be certified and will be listed on the WAC website. For Peninsula residents, this will be an enriching experience that will allow you to travel while staying at home by accommodating people from elsewhere. Create new friendships and give visitors a taste of the renowned Acadian hospitality. Interested? Contact the World Acadian Congress team!

COMMERCIAL ACCOMMODATIONS - In/near Caraquet, New Brunswick

ACADIAN Bed and Breakfast downtown; Phone 1-506-727-3567

AU COUCHER DU SOLEIL Bed and Breakfast near downtown, bike trail; Phone 1-506-727-5177

AUBERGE DE LA BAIE 54 rooms near ocean, acadian meals; Phone 1-506-727-3485

BEL AIR MOTEL small dining restaurant; Phone 1-506-727-3488

CAMPING CARAQUET Campground, 49 electricity sites and 60 tenting sites; Phone 1-506-726-2696

CHEZ TANTE ESTELLE Bed and Breakfast located on the harbour, acadian breakfast served; Phone 1 506-727-7879

COLEBRI MOTEL AND CAMPGROUND between Acadian Village and Caraquet; Phone 1-506-727-2222

HOTEL CHATEAU ALBERT in the Acadian Historic Village dating back to 1910, 15 rooms with no television, no phones; Phone 1-506-726-2600

HOTEL PAULIN luxery suites, up-scale cuisine, fine dining; Phone 1-506-727-9981

KINGS Bed and Breakfast house built 1898 lived in, by a Joyeux Theriault; Phone 1-506-727-6485

LE PIGNON ROUGE Bed and Breakfast Phone; 1-506-727-5983

LE POIRIER Bed and Breakfast old restored homestead; Phone 1 506-727-4359

MAISON CENTENAIRE CAMPGROUND next to Maison Centenaire Bed and Breakfast; Phone 1-506-727-3195

MAISON TOURISTIQUE DUGAS INC. Bed and Breakfast; Phone 1-506-727-3195

 

SUPER EIGHT MOTEL off highway 11, non smoking, internet, indoor pool; Phone 1-888-561-7666

BEAUTIFICATION

The Acadian Peninsula will be featuring its best assets during the summer of 2009. Between now and the Congress, expect to see lots of cleaning as well as the planting of trees and flowers. Acadian Peninsula residents are encouraged to decorate their properties during the entire summer of 2009. Be original! Impress your neighbours! Do something different!


LIST OF FAMILY REUNIONS

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Approximately 100 families will be holding reunions during the event. Some Acadian families will be hosting families interested in Acadie. These gatherings will be memorable. Among the families already registered as of June 2007 are:

Babineau/Granger Lucie Babineau: 506.388.9902 / [email protected]

Bourgeois Murielle Bourgeois Gallien: 506.764-2749 / 506.764-2500 / [email protected]

Breau/Breault/Breaux Nicole Marquis: 506.855.5224 / [email protected]
Richard Breault: 506.776.3405 / [email protected]

Chevarie Donald Chevarie: 506.860.7278 / [email protected]
Rita Chevarie: 506.876.2716

Chiasson Jean-Charles Chiasson: 506.764.2734 or 764.3364 / [email protected]

Dugas Suzanne Dugas-Bertin: 506.726.6818 / [email protected]

Duguay Delcia Duguay Cool: 506.336.4883 / [email protected]
Oscar Duguay / [email protected]

Ferron Louise Ferron-Roussel: 506.344.0112 / [email protected]

Forest Denis Forest: 450.883.2355 / [email protected]

Frigault Dr. Jacques A. Frigault: 506.395.3852 / [email protected]

Gallant/Haché Linda Haché: 506.336.9482 / [email protected]

Gauvin Odile Gauvin : 506.727.4655 / [email protected]

Gionet Joanne Gionet-Landry: 506.727.7412 / [email protected]

Godin Claudette Godin: 506.727.5624 / Anne Godin: 506.726.1881 / [email protected]

Granger/Babineau Lucie Babineau: 506.388.9902 / [email protected]

Haché/Gallant Linda Haché: 506.336.9482 / [email protected]

Landry Ghislaine Landry-Foulem: 506.727.2666 / [email protected]
Gertrude Landry: 506.727.2340 / Marie-Paule Landry: 506.727.4707

Losier Yvon Losier: 506.358.2412 / Lorne Losier: 506.395.1825 / [email protected]

Maillet Jean-Eudes Maillet: 506.852.4713 / [email protected]

Martin Ronald Martin: 506.532.3453 / [email protected]

Pinet/Pinette Chaleur: 506.546.6539 / Restigouche: 506.759.7386
Southeast: 506.855.5470 / Acadian Peninsula: 506.764.2923 / [email protected]

Plourde Albertine Savoie: 506.776.3950 or 506.776.8719 / [email protected]
Micheline Savoie: 506.776.5817 / [email protected]

Prince Richard Prince: 506.727.5866 / [email protected]

Richard Alcide Richard: 506.852.8905 / [email protected]

Robichaud Ivan Robichaud: 506.336.0400 / [email protected]
Murielle Robichaud-Saulnier: 506.395.5382 / [email protected]

Savoie Thérèse Savoie: 506.776.1115 / [email protected]

Thériault Onil Thériault: 506.727.2155 / [email protected]
Angélie Thériault: 506.764.2076 / [email protected]
Gaetan Thériault: [email protected]

Thibodeau Armand Thibodeau: 506.395.4170 / [email protected]

More families to come!

Follow the growing number of registered families on the World Acadian Congress' website at www.cma2009.ca in the "Families" section. For information on family reunions, contact Lisette Cormier-Noël at (506) 336-2009 or 1-866-370-2009 or at [email protected] It's not too late!!! Register now!!!

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The Acadian Peninsula: The Host Region

The Acadian Peninsula, located in northern New Brunswick, is an area privileged with arts and culture, attractions and hospitality.

Photo contest
Acadian Peninsula residents are encouraged to photograph your area. The World Acadian Congress, in collaboration with photographer Yvon Cormier, invite you to participate in its digital photo contest. The goal: develop virtual and physical displays of photos representing the beauty of the Peninsula. The best photos will be posted on the World Acadian Congress' website. Some will even be published in the WAC's final program! Details to come. Get ready!

An area known for its large events…
The Acadian Peninsula is an area privileged with arts and culture, attractions and hospitality. Throughout the year, but especially during the summer, all kinds of festivals and events take place pretty much everywhere in the area. For example: the Festival acadien de Caraquet, Lameque International Baroque Music Festival, Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique, Festival des pêches et de l'aquaculture de Shippagan, Festival Moisson d'art and the Ruée de Tracadie-Sheila, FestiVin, the Festival provincial de la tourbe de Lamèque, Salon du livre de la Péninsule acadienne, Festival acadien de poésie and a number of other festivals that take place in practically every village in the area, such as the Festival marin de Bas-Caraquet, Homard Moto Weekend, Fête des vents de Shippagan-les Îles, Festival country western and Exposition agricole de Saint-Isidore, Festival du blé d'inde de Saint-Léolin, oysters from Maisonnette, clams from Miscou, Rendez-vous de Neguac... not to mention the Ode à l'Acadie show presented during the summer on the Peninsula, plays, Bot'à chansons de Donat Lacroix, concerts, dinner theatres, amateur nights, shows in various art galleries and public areas, etc.

… its variety of attractions and activities for all tastes!

The Peninsula is also a place where tourist attractions enjoy an enviable reputation… whether they be the Village Historique Acadien located near Caraquet, Musée des Papes in Grande-Anse, New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan, Lamèque Eco-Parc, the Cajun, a paddle boat in Tracadie-Sheila, the Miscou Island lighthouse, the Éco-musée de l'huître in Caraquet or the Musée historique de Tracadie, among others, the places to visit are numerous and impressive!

Along its many kilometres of coastline can be found beautiful beaches, warm waters, deep-sea diving, windsurfing, the best sites in the country for kitesurf, boat and kayak excursions, fishing expeditions, whale watching… or walk on the wharf and chat with a fisherman to hear his stories!

And there's more… breathtaking sunsets, bird watching, tours of peat bogs, hikes, bicycle trails, golf courses…

Not to mention the large amount of fresh seafood served throughout the summer season! There are many good restaurants throughout the area.


Community Programming
Lamèque / Shippagan / Miscou Area

MISCOU ISLAND
Miscou Harbour
Wilson's Point
Miscou Plains
Miscou Centre
Congress opening ceremony / Heritage and tourist circuit / Fishing equipment demonstration / History of Russian plane crash / Collectables display / Visits to cemeteries with headstones dating back to the 1700s / Visit to the Miscou lighthouse built in 1856 / Peat bog tours / Observation of arrivals and departures of ships / Seafood tasting

Petit-Shippagan
Activities at port

Petite-Rivière-de-l'Île
Sainte-Cécile
Treasure hunt / Country-style dinner / Activities surrounding the International Baroque Music Festival at Sainte-Cécile Church

Pointe-Canot
Treasure hunt / Kite festival

Petite-Lamèque
Various activities / Activities at campground

Pointe-Alexandre
Fireworks / Phantom ship / Opening day / Celebration in the village

Lamèque
Acadian islands food village / Art work / Heritage and tourist circuit / Pilgrimage to Sanctuaire Dina-Bélanger / Mass in Latin with the Chorale Sormany / Peat festival, Tam Tam Day, activities for people aged 15 to 35 / Chorale Sormany choir / Dinner theatre with Les Voix de la Mer / Visit to the Maison à Dosithé à Joseph à Jean-Chrysostôme Chiasson / Concert featuring classic 1960s music / Activities at the port

Coteau Road
Guided tours of peat bogs

Pigeon Hill
Bazaar / Capstan contest / Lobster supper / Illuminated ships parade / Dance / Memorial Day / Activities at the port

Cap-Bateau
Hikes on the capes and coastal areas / Exhibit

Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël
Special mass / Brunch featuring music / Dance / Family Day / Giant bingo / Exhibit on historical trades / Historical photo exhibit on the life of the village / Activities at the port

Haut-Lamèque

Chiasson Office
Kite festival / Tours of coastal areas / Tours of cranberry bogs

Savoy Landing
Activities at the port / Galerie d'art Huguette Plourde

Shippagan
Congress opening day show / Activities related to the theme "Tracking our Ancestors" in various interpretive sites / The return of Coqueron, a place for music and celebration / Tree planting by families / Seafood suppers / Photo exhibits / Boat tours / Theatre / Live art / Soccer tournament

Pointe-Brûlée

Haut-Shippagan

Baie de Petit-Pokemouche

Le Goulet
Supper / Sand castle contest

Pointe-Sauvage


Community Programming
Greater Caraquet Area

Village Blanchard
Radio-controlled airplanes / Horse riding / Outside dances

Saint-Simon
Tours of the Réjean Hébert property, winner of national landscaping awards / Captain Saint-Simon activities / History of the Saint-Simon oyster / Tours of the largest wooden church in New Brunswick / Exhibit of the works of Herménégilde Chiasson / Clam pie supper / Bazaar

Pokesudie
Peat and cranberry bog tours / Clam and quahog fishing / Seafood dinner / Interpretive centre for seine smelt fishing / Smelt supper

Bas-Caraquet
Tours of a schooner under construction / Interpretive centre for naval production / Marine museum (artifacts, photos) / Demonstrations of Ovatek capsule / Guided tours of crab fishing boat / Bird observation centre with Ducks Unlimited / Guided tours of marshes that are the only habitat in the world of a unique butterfly / Exhibits of insects, birds, plants, etc. / Activities at weather station / Activities at Park Gabriel-Giraud (first French presence in New Brunswick in 1731)

Caraquet
Heritage and community discovery tours (cemeteries, museums, wharfs) / Tintamarre and August 15th show, Acadian national holiday / Activities at the Vieux-Couvent

Bertrand
Exhibit of paintings by Acadian artists / Beer museum / Exhibits of postcards, miniature houses and dolls / Bird watching

Saint-Léolin
ATV trail excursions / Film on ATV winter trails / Activities at former train station and at the community centre / Horse riding / Various games / Country activities / Corn festival

Grande-Anse
Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption procession / Art exhibit / Breakfast at the Chapiteau (wharf) / Show

Dugas

Maisonnette
Village des Poirier
Art exhibits/ Plays / Duck watching / Film on winter fishing using nigogs / Oyster feast

Anse-Bleue
Richard Landry photo exhibit / Fish tasting / Deep-sea diving / Portrait of Vincent Thériault, inventor of the lifesaving capsule Esperanto (Ovatek) and exhibit / Boat trips with fishermen


Community Programming
Central Peninsula Area

Burnsville
"The House Under the Trees" (presentation on the woodworking trade) / Canoe trips down the river / Exhibit on photos of mills, train station, hotel and other industries in the region at the beginning of the 20th century

Paquetville
Rang St-Georges
Bas et Haut Rang St-Georges
Trudel / Saint-Amateur
Haut Paquetville
Petit Paquetville
Presentations on the value of the maple grove and blueberry industries / Square dancing / Hall of Fame (Edith Pinet, Edith Butler, Jean-Yves Thériault, etc.) / Midnight mass / Brunch at the maple grove

Bas-Paquetville
Tour of a century-old maple grove

Notre-Dame-des-Érables

Rocheville

Val-Doucet
Guided tours of a blueberry farm

Maltempec
Interpretive centre for shad net fishing / Portrait of Albert Boucher, Canadian sawing champion (1950-1990) / Sawing contest

Landry Office

Pokemouche
Space 2009 / Bazaar / Donald McGraw art gallery

Évangéline
Interpretive centre for eel fishing and night eel fishing / Eel supper / Square dancing

Inkerman / Inkerman Ferry
Gregorian mass / History of founding families / Local talent / Picnic

Four Roads

Six Roads

Sainte-Rose
Tours of sod field / Evening square dancing

Saint-Isidore
"Come plant your roots": Plant a tree (future park) / Artists gallery / Dinner theatre / Guided tours / Open houses

Losier Settlement

Pont-Landry
Hooked rug exhibit / Hikes along river / Guided tour of a tidal lock

Petit Gaspareau

Boishébert

Duguayville
Exhibit of historic photos and paintings

Bois-Blanc
Interpretive centre and activities / Homecoming for former Bois-Blanc residents

Hacheyville
Presentation on strawberry farming and tours / Portrait of Ovila Rioux / Line fishing exhibit

Tilley Road
Tours of orchards and large high-tech blueberry plant / Guided tours: strawberry farming / Roland Mallet painting exhibit

Bois-Gagnon
Sylviculture (past and present)

Saint-Sauveur
Mechoui / Horseshoes, washers and snake tournaments / Grand bazaar / Workshops on
fabrication of snowshoes, Christmas trees, maple products, traps, fishing, hunting, wood industry, furs / Tours of hunting and fishing sites / Local foods including rabbit, partridge, bear, deer, moose, trout, salmon


Community Programming
Tracadie-Sheila and Neguac Area

Gauvreau / Petit-Tracadie
Trout fishing / Hiking

Tracadie-Sheila
Museum - permanent exhibit / Tours of the Académie Ste-Famille / Cruises / Story time / Various exhibits / Theatre / Conferences / History of the lazaretto / Cinema

Rivière-à-la-Truite

Saumarez
Sculpture exhibit / Public celebration / Dance

Canton des Basques

Saint-Irénée / Alderwood
Exhibit of the works of Raynald Basque

Benoit
Bazaar / Exhibit of historic photos / Square dancing / Workshop on fabrication of buoys for lobster traps or nets / Axe handle fabrication / Exhibit of historic items and quilts

Saint-Pons
Production of flies for trout and salmon fishing / Window portraits

Haut-Sheila

Pointe-à-Tom

Leech
Country-style day on military camp site / ATV tour with interpreter / Live art / Canoe trips

Pont-Lafrance
Interpretive centre for village of Charnacy (village expropriated for the construction of the military camp)

Pointe-à-Bouleau
Rowboat trips / History of the development of the Lien des Deux Rivières

Pointe-des-Robichaud

Val-Comeau
Santa Claus Village / Interpretive centre for lobster traps / Exhibit of old boat / Exhibit on first settlers

Tracadie Beach

Rivière-du-Portage
Sailboat races / Rowboat races / Horse rides / Musician competitions

Haut-Rivière-du-Portage

Brantville
Interpretive centre for eel and lobster fishing / Fishing boat

Tabusintac / Covedell / Comeau Settlement
Canoe, swimming and bicycle races / Seal observation boat tours / Quilts

Neguac
Tour of Otto Robichaud House / Tours of l'Île aux foins and boat rides / Oyster eating / Show

Fairisle / Chemin des Caissie
Workshop on Christmas wreaths / Film production / Exhibit of historic photos

Stymiest Road
Art work / Guided tours / Blueberry picking

Robichaud Settlement

Chemin des Breau

Saint-Wilfred / Lavilette
Allainville
Quilt stained glass window exhibits

Lagacéville
Religious history of the Soeurs Salésiennes / Museum of miniature objects from logging camps

Saint-Laurent

Burnt Church


218 J.D. Gauthier Blvd., Suite 128
Shippagan, New Brunswick
E8S 1P6 Canada

Telephone: (506) 336-2009 or 1-866-370-2009
Fax: (506) 336-2002

E-mail: [email protected]
www.cma2009.ca

 

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April 2006

CMA 2009 promotional visit to Louisiana, USA

 

 

March 2006

The Organizing Committee of the 2009 World Acadian Congress announces the general objectives and the dates of the CMA 2009

SYNOPSIS

(Shippagan – March 7, 2006) – Mr. Jean-Guy Rioux, president of the Organizing Committee, is pleased to announce the dates of the CMA 2009 and its main objectives. “We wanted to consult the population, to hear its point of view about the Congress, its ideas and expectations” said the president. “Almost 400 people showed up and gave us more than 300 suggestions.”
Two general orientations for the CMA 2009:
- The Congress shall be a unifying event, inclusive and geared toward creativity and innovation.
- In collaboration with the local population, the CMA 2009 shall present Acadia open to the world, proud of its origins and its history, with an important place for all forms of cultural and artistic expressions.

The main guiding posts for the CMA 2009 are:
- The 4th World Acadian Congress will be held from Friday August 7th, to Sunday August 23rd, 2009 (a total of 17 days).
- The 2009 event, combined with a “pre” and “post” event activities will contribute to making the summer of 2009 “The summer of the Acadian Peninsula”.
- The CMA 2009 will present four major events in partnership with local organizations:
- Opening day in the Lamèque-Shippagan-Miscou region.
- National Day celebrations in the Greater Caraquet area.
- Closing day in the Tracadie-Sheila and Neguac region.
- A “Central activities park”, located in Pokemouche, in the geographical centre of the Peninsula.

The main goals of the CMA 2009:
- The communities and organizations of the Peninsula must be partners with the Organizing Committee, in the preparation of the CMA 2009.
- The CMA 2009 wishes to showcase the maritime scenery and potential of the Acadian Peninsula.
- The themes and format of the conferences must be constructive and forward-looking.
- The family reunions must be friendly and inclusive.
- The CMA 2009 will welcome the Sommet des femmes en Acadie 2009.
- The Organizing Committee, in partnerships with youth organizations, will seek to encourage a large participation by young people, both as participants and organizers.
- The Organizing Committee will welcome activities of neighbouring regions who want to contribute and participate in the CMA 2009.
- The CMA 2009 is an excellent occasion to continue efforts aimed at bringing closer the Acadian and native communities.

The Organizing Committee wishes to recognize the financial contribution of the federal and provincial governments to the successful completion of this public consultation process.

Under the aegis of the Société nationale de l’Acadie, the World Acadian Congress continues the tradition of the national conventions that has marked the development of Acadia since 1861. The 2009 edition will be the 4th of its kind since 1994 (southeast of New Brunswick), 1999 (Louisiana) and 2004 (Nova Scotia). These large gatherings of the Acadian society are a testimony of the people’s vitality installed in Canada since 1604.


For more information:
Robert Frenette
Executive director
(506) 336-2009 / [email protected]

 


February 2006

Robert Frenette is appointed executive director of the CMA 2009.

 

 

January 2006

Appointment of the executive director of the 2009 World Acadian Congress

SYNOPSIS


(Shippagan - January 25, 2006) - Mr. Jean-Guy Rioux, president of the Organizing Committee of the 2009 World Acadian Congress, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Frenette as executive director of the 2009 World Acadian Congress. Mr. Frenette is originally from Robertville and was until recently manager of RDEE - Employability and Economic Development Network - for the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick.


The president declared “Mr. Frenette has been over the years an active player in the organization of several important events, including the 1994 World Acadian Congress, and we are very proud to have him join our team.”


Mr. Frenette will start is new position on February 6th. Jacques CF Lanteigne was filling the position on an interim basis and will return to his position as administrative director of the CMA 2009.


Members of the Organizing Committee of the CMA 2009 will receive in the next few weeks the final report on the public consultations held last fall. The president commented that these consultations were a true success with over 400 participants and 300 individual suggestions being made.


A public meeting will be held in February to unveil the major themes of the Congress, its dates and major objectives.


Under the aegis of the Société nationale de l’Acadie, the World Acadian Congress continues the tradition of the national conventions that has marked the development of Acadia since 1861. The 2009 edition will be the 4th of its kind since 1994 (southeast of New Brunswick), 1999 (Louisiana) and 2004 (Nova Scotia). These large gatherings of the Acadian society are a testimony of the people’s vitality installed in Canada since 1604.


For more information:
Jacques CF Lanteigne
Interim executive director
(506) 336-2009 / [email protected]

 

 

October 2005

Public consultations are launched in the Acadian Peninsula, in preparation of the CMA 2009.

 

 

 

September 2005

Unveiling of the CMA 2009 logo.

 

 

August 2005

Normand Thériault quits as executive director and is replaced on an interim basis by Jacques C.F. Lanteigne, recently appointed as administrative director.

 

 

May 2005

The CMA 2009 opens its head office at the Shippagan campus of the University of Moncton.

 

 

July 2004

First meeting of the COCMA 2009.

 

 

June 2004

Jean-Guy Rioux accepts the presidency of the Organizing Committee of the 2009 World Acadian Congress (Comité organisateur du Congrès mondial acadien 2009 = COCMA 2009).

 

 

March 2004

Normand Thériault is appointed executive director of the CMA 2009.

 

 

February 2004

Meeting of the Board of Directors of the SNA in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The selection committee makes its recommendation, which is accepted.

The Acadian Peninsula is chosen as the site of the 2009 World Acadian Congress.

At the announcement, there is a leap of joy in the Acadian Peninsula where many local supporters have gathered at a local bar to hear the decision live on CBC radio.

Paul Marcel Albert is the sole representative from the Acadian Peninsula present in Halifax for the announcement, and he had to face a severe winter storm to be present.

 

 

January 2004

The Government of New Brunswick announces that a grant of $one million over five year will be awarded to the 2009 Organizing Committee, should the Acadian Peninsula’s proposal be retained as the winning bid.

 

 

October 2003

The selection committee must choose between four applications received:

Poitiers and Nantes region in France

Quebec City

Evangeline region in Prince Edward Island

Acadian Peninsula

 

 

September 2003

The Acadian Peninsula Mayors’ Forum withdraws from the race.

Paul Marcel Albert of the Acadian Festival in Caraquet calls for a meeting of interested persons in the Acadian Peninsula.

A working group is formed to prepare an application based on the guidelines established by the Société nationale de l’Acadie.

A grant of $ 50,000 is received from the Acadian Peninsula Development Fund and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, for the elaboration of a proposal.

Nearly 100 letters are received in support of the Peninsula’s proposal.

Deadline to file the application is September 30th 2003.

The Acadian Peninsula proposal, complete with a promotion video, is submitted to the SNA for evaluation by a committee of representatives from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Louisiana.

 

 

June 2003

Meeting of the Société nationale de l’Acadie (SNA = National Acadian Society) in Petit-Rocher. It is announced that “indication of interest” proposals will be received by the Society for the organization of the 4th World Acadian Congress.

The Acadian Peninsula Mayors’ Forum announces its intention to submit a proposal.

 

 

 

Achee/Hache/Gallant

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August 8th 2009, Lamèque Region
Contact: Linda Haché
Telephone: 506.336.9482
Email: [email protected]

Internet: http://www.hache-gallant.com

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Albert

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August 21th & 22nd 2009

St-Simon & Ste-Anne de Bocage area
For information


Contact: Françine Albert
Telephone: 506.727.0293
Email: [email protected]
Other Contact: Rhéa Gionet Albert
Telephone: 506.727.4362

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Arseneau-Arseneault-Arseneaux-Arceneaux

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Les 13 et 14 août 2009

Région de St-Isidore

Pour renseignements

Contact : Monsieur Daniel Arseneault
Téléphone : 506.395.5919
Courriel : [email protected]
Autre contact : Martin Arseneau
Téléphone : 506.395.2860
Courriel : [email protected]
Télécopieur : 506.395.3154
Facebook : Famille Arceneaux, Arseneau/LT/X, Arsenaux et Arsonneau - CMA 2009

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Babin

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August 14th 2009

Inkerman community center
For information


Contact: Patricia Babin
Telephone: 506.853.1188
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Jeanne Wood
Telephone: 506.384.5593
Oswald Gaudet
Telephone: 506.384.4659

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Babineau(x)/Granger

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Lagacéville Region

August 8 & 9th 2009
Contact: Lucie Babineau
Telephone: 506.388.9902
Email: [email protected]

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Barillot - Barrieau


August 13th 2009

Club d'âge d'or de Shippagan
For information


Contact: Rosa Barrieau
Telephone: 506.743.6016
Email: [email protected]

 

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Basque- Bastarache- Bastrash

Région de Tracadie-Sheila

Le 12 août 2009

Contact: Monsieur Philippe Basque
Téléphone: 506.395.2848
Courriel: [email protected]
Site internet: http://www.bastarache.org
Autre contact: Monsieur Mario Basque
Téléphone: 506.295.6131

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Belliveau-Beliveau AND Gaudet-Gaudette-Godet

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Région de Tracadie-Sheila

Les 21 et 22 août 2009


Contact: Monsieur Paul Belliveau
Téléphone: 506.384.0714
Courriel: [email protected]

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Bezeau, Brown, Stewart and Ward

August 12th 2009

Miscou area
For information


Contact: Ricky Ward
Telephone: 506.344.3455
Email: [email protected]

 


Blanchard

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Région de Burnsville

Les 8 et 9 août 2009

Contact: Madame Odette Blanchard Branch
Téléphone: 506.764.3332
Télécopieur: 506.394.3606
Courriel: [email protected]

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Boudreau-Boudreaux-Boudrot

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August 19 & 20th 2009

Curling club & S.A Dionne Arena of Tracadie-Sheila
For information


Contact: Anita (Boudreau) Duguay
Telephone: 506.395.6843
Other contact: Jeannine Boudreau
Telephone: 506.33.1197
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://boudreau.fafa-acadie.org/

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Bourgeois

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Les 13 & 14 août 2009
Contact: Madame Murielle Gallien
Téléphone: 506.764-2501 (travail) 506.764-2749 (résidence)
Télécopieur: 506.764-2504
Courriel: [email protected]

 

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Bourque-Bourc-Bourg

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August 21, 2009

Tracadie-Sheila area
For information

Contact: Rachelle Dugas
Telephone: 337-291-5489
Fax: 337-294-5480
Email: [email protected]


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July 7, 2009

Northern and Southern Acadie unites to offer an unforgettable reunion to the LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque families!

Lafayette, LA – A partnership announced in May between Louisiane-Acadie, Inc., Acadian band 1755 and CapAcadie.com has setup an easy way for the LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque families to register for their upcoming August 21st reunion. Starting today, members of these families interested in attending their 2009 Congrès mondial acadien reunion can visit http://1755.capacadie.com/reunion-familles and both register and pay online. For those who prefer more traditional registration and payment, the form for download is available at the same address.

The organizing committee encourages all those who plan to attend to register as soon as possible to ensure that everything goes smoothly. “Guest chefs from Louisiana will be preparing the meal so we’d like to give them an idea how much to prepare,” explains Louisiane-Acadie president Ray Trahan. “With these big families we know that a lot of people can attend so we would like to know in advance. That being said, we certainly won’t turn anyone away at the door!”

Along with great food, participants will be able to attend a religious ceremony at Notre Dame de la Salette Church, lectures and more importantly will be able to meet and chat with their family members from all over the world. The event will take place at Tracadie-Sheila’s Arena on August 21st and will finish with a bang thanks to 1755’s generous invitation to family members. All reunion participants are invited to attend the band’s performance that evening at the Tracadie-Sheila baseball field. The big outdoor show will also feature Louisiana’s Waylon Thibodeaux and New Brunswick’s Hert LeBlanc and Cayouche.

LeBlanc, Melanson (Melancon/Mellanson) and Bourque (Bourg/Bourk) family members interested in having tables and information or genealogy exhibits at the reunion are asked to contact Rachelle Dugas at [email protected].

 

 

Breau/Breault/Breaux/Brault

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Région de Neguac

August 21st, 2009, Neguac area
Contact: Nicole Marquis
Telephone: 506.855.5224
Fax: 506.776.3975
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Richard Breault
Telephone: 506.776.3405
Email: [email protected]

 

The Br(e)au-lt(x) during the World Acadian Congress 2009 will be held in Neguac on Friday, August 21, 2009. The day Programme includes a community breakfast at the Neguac C.S.C La fontaine School from 7 AM to 11 AM, a genealogical presentation by genealogist Robert Brault of Quebec from 8 :00 AM to Noon and from 7 PM to 9 PM at Neguac C.S.C La fontaine School, the Breau Family Rally & Tribute to Jean-François Breau at Neguac Sportplex Arena from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and the Breau Party at Neguac Sportplex Arena with Les Fair-Isle-Liens group and others from 9 PM till 1 AM.

PROGRAM


COMMUNITY BREAKFAST à la BREAU
At Neguac C.S.C La fontaine School

From 7 AM to 11 AM

Admission : Adults: $5.00 & Children/Students: $3.00

GENEALOGICAL PRESENTATION BY ROBERT BRAULT
Part 1: At Neguac C.S.C La fontaine School

From 8 AM to 11 AM

Admission included with breakfast

Part 2 : At Neguac C.S.C La fontaine School

From 7 PM till 9 PM

Free Admission

BREAU FAMILY REUNION: TRIBUTE TO JEAN-FRANÇOIS BREAU
Invited artists : Dominique Breau, Marie-Josée Breau, Raymond Breau & others

At Neguac Sportplex Arena

From 1 :30 PM to 4 :30 PM

Admission : Adults : $5.00 & Children/Students: Free

BREAU PARTY (with Les Fair-Isle-Liens group)
At Neguac Sportplex Arena

From 9 PM to 1 AM

Admission: Adults 19 years or older: $8.00

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Caissy/Cassie/Roger/Quessy

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August 15th & 16th 2009

Centre plein air of Inkerman
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Contact: Richard Caissie
Email: [email protected]

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Chenard

August 13th 2009

Centre Léon Chenard (School of ficheries) of Caraquet
For information

Contact: Marielle Chenard
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Bernice Chenard
Telephone: 506.727.6060
Fax: 506.726.2493

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Chevarie

Région de Bas-Caraquet


August 8th 2009, Bas-Caraquet area
Contact: Donald Chevarie
Telephone: 506.860.7278
Email: [email protected]milleschevarie.ca
Other contact: Rita Chevarie
Telephone: 506.876.2716

Internet : http://members.shaw.ca/chevarie

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Chiasson/Chaisson

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Région de Lamèque

August 21 & 22nd 2009, Lamèque area
Contact: Jean-Charles Chiasson
Telephone: 506.764.2734 or 764.3364
Fax: 506.764.3363
Email: [email protected]

Other Contact: Madame Marie-Paule Chiasson Robichaud
Téléphone: 506.336.4360
Courriel: [email protected]

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Comeau/Comeaux

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August 8th & 9th 2009

S.A. Dionne arena of Tracadie-Sheila
For information


Contact: Claudette Deguire
Telephone: 506.395.1709
Fax: 506.395.1709
Email: [email protected]
Registration: http://secondenation.com/comeau


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Cormier

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Le 19 août 2009

Pour renseignements

Contact : Monsieur Aldoria Cormier
Téléphone : 506.727.3173
Télécopieur : 506.727.4922
Courriel: [email protected]
Site Internet: www.cormier2009.blogspot.com

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Daigle - Daigre

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Le 22 août 2009

Région d'Inkerman

Pour renseignements

Contact : Madame Germaine Daigle Comeau
Téléphone : 506.523.6767
Courriel : [email protected]

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David

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Région de Pigeon Hill

August 8 and 9, 2009

Contact: Madame Julie David-Larocque
Téléphone: 506.344.8621
Télécopieur: 506.344.8621
Courriel: [email protected]

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Doiron

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Contact: Monsieur Allen Doiron
Téléphone: 506.450.2611 (après 17h)
Courriel: [email protected]

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Doucet - Doucette

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August 21st & 22nd 2009

Chaleur area
For information


Contact: Jean-Yves Doucet
Telephone: 506.454.6677 or 506.461.6480
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Rosia Doucette
Email: [email protected]

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Dozois

Région de Bois-Blanc

Le 8 août 2009


Contact: Monsieur Roger Dozois
Téléphone: 506.358.2008
Courriel: [email protected]
Autre contact: Madame Gertrude Dozois
Téléphone: 506.358.2239

 

 

Dugas

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Région de Caraquet

August 17 & 18th 2009, Caraquet area
Contact: Suzanne Dugas-Bertin
Telephone: 506.726.6818
Fax: 506.732.2892
Email: [email protected]

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Duguay

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Région de Shippagan

August 8th, 2009, Shippagan area
Contact: Delcia Duguay Cool
Telephone: 506.336.4883
Fax: 506.336.3281
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Oscar Duguay
Email: [email protected]

DUGUAY CREST
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Dumaresq

Le 5 et 6 septembre 2009

Région de Bertrand

Pour renseignements

Contact : Fernand ou Denise Dumaresq
Téléphone : 506.727.3877
Courriel : [email protected]


 

Elward

Région de Bois-Blanc

Le 8 août 2009

Contact: Madame Célina Elward
Téléphone: 506.358.2719
Télécopieur: 506.358.1985

 

 

Ferron

Région de Ste-Marie-St-Raphael

Le 9 août 2009, région de Ste-Marie-St-Raphael
Contact : Louise Ferron-Roussel
Téléphone : 506.344.0112
Télécopieur : 506.344.3039
Courriel : [email protected]

 

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Finn

August 16th 2009

Centre Léon Chenard (School of ficheries) of Caraquet
For information


Contact: Alice Finn
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Forest-Foret

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Région de Tracadie-Sheila

Les 8, 9 et 10 août

Contact: Monsieur Denis Forest
Téléphone: 450.883.2355
Télécopieur: 450.883.3200
Courriel: [email protected]
Internet: www.afa06.org

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Frigault

Région de Bas-Caraquet

August 8, 2009
Contact: Dr. Jacques A. Frigault
Telephone: 506.395.3852
Fax: 506.395.9694
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.frigault.ca/acadie

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Friolet

August 13th 2009

Acadian Historic Village (Relay 1) in Bertrand
For information


Contact: Madame Roselyne Friolet LeBreton
Telephone: 506.727.6147 (trav.) ou 506.727.2480 (rés.)
Email [email protected] ou [email protected]
Other contact: Roland Friolet
Telephone: 506.727.4359
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Marie-Josée Friolet
Telephone: 506.724.0629
Email: [email protected]


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Gallant/Achee/Hache

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August 8th 2009, Lamèque Region
Contact: Linda Haché
Telephone: 506.336.9482
Email: [email protected]

Internet: http://www.hache-gallant.com

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Gaudet-Gaudette-Godet AND Belliveau-Beliveau

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Région de Tracadie-Sheila

Les 21 et 22 août 2009


Contact: Monsieur Paul Belliveau
Téléphone: 506.384.0714
Courriel: [email protected]

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Gautreau - Gauterot - Gauthreau - Gautrot

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Région de St-Irenée

Le 8 août 2009

Contact: Madame Donalda Losier
Téléphone: 506.395.2988
Courriel: [email protected]
Autre contact: Madame Valérie McGraw
Téléphone: 506.395.6234
Courriel: [email protected]

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Click here to view GAUTHREAU products
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Gauvin

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Région de Lamèque

August 13 and 14, 2009

Contact: Odile Gauvin Mallet

506.727.4655 / [email protected]

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Gionet

Région de Caraquet

August 8, 2009
Contact : Madame Joanne Gionet-Landry
Téléphone : 506.727.7412
Courriel : [email protected]

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Girouard - Giroir - Gerrior

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Région de Neguac

Les 19 et 20 août 2009

Contact: Maurice H. Girouard
Téléphone: 506.856.0172
Télécopieur: 506.955.3799
Courriel: [email protected]

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Godin

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Région de Néguac

August 8, 9 and 10, 2009

Contact : Claudette Godin
Téléphone : 506.727.5624
Autre contact : Anne Godin
Télécopieur : 506.726.1881
Courriel : [email protected]
Internet: http://www.godin2009.blogspot.com/

Claudette Godin: 506.727.5624 / Anne Godin: 506.726.1881 / [email protected]

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Gosselin

August 8th 2009

Rheal Cormier Centre of Shippagan
For information

Contact: Gerald Gosselin
Telephone: 506.855.6347
Email: [email protected]

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Granger/Babineau(x)

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Lagacéville Region

August 8 & 9th 2009
Contact: Lucie Babineau
Telephone: 506.388.9902
Email: [email protected]

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Guidry - Guedry - Labine - Petitpas

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Région de Bathurst

Le 16 août 2009

Contact: R. Martin Guidry
Téléphone: 225.755.1915
Courriel: [email protected]

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Hache/Achee/Gallant

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August 8th 2009, Lamèque area
Contact: Linda Haché
Telephone: 506.336.9482
Email: [email protected]

Internet: http://www.hache-gallant.com


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Hebert

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August 14th 2009

Inkerman community centre
For information


Contact: Gratia Hébert-Fawcett
Telephone: 506.854.9963
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Alyre Hébert
Telephone: 506.336.8826
Email: [email protected]

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Jean

August 13th 2009

St-Isidore agriculture center


For information

Contact: Mabel Lumbsden-Levesque
Telephone: 506.855.6169
Email: [email protected]

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Labine - Petitpas & Guedry

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Région de Bathurst

Le 16 août 2009

Contact: R. Martin Guidry
Téléphone: 225.755.1915
Courriel: [email protected]

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Landry

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August 21st & 22nd, 2009, Caraquet Region
Contact: Ghislaine Landry-Foulem
Telephone: 506.727.2666
Fax: 506.727.3564
Email: [email protected]
Other contacts: Gertrude Landry 506.727.2340
Marie-Paule Landry 506.727.4707

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Lanteigne

Les 10 et 11 août 2009 Caraquet Region

Contact: Rodrigue Lanteigne
Téléphone: 506.726.5756
Courriel: [email protected]
Autre contact: Léonie Lanteigne
Téléphone: 506.727.5392

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LeBlanc - Bourque -Melanson

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August 21, 2009

Tracadie-Sheila area
For information

Contact: Rachelle Dugas
Telephone: 337-291-5489
Fax: 337-294-5480
Email: [email protected]


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July 7, 2009

Northern and Southern Acadie unites to offer an unforgettable reunion to the LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque families!

Lafayette, LA – A partnership announced in May between Louisiane-Acadie, Inc., Acadian band 1755 and CapAcadie.com has setup an easy way for the LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque families to register for their upcoming August 21st reunion. Starting today, members of these families interested in attending their 2009 Congrès mondial acadien reunion can visit http://1755.capacadie.com/reunion-familles and both register and pay online. For those who prefer more traditional registration and payment, the form for download is available at the same address.

The organizing committee encourages all those who plan to attend to register as soon as possible to ensure that everything goes smoothly. “Guest chefs from Louisiana will be preparing the meal so we’d like to give them an idea how much to prepare,” explains Louisiane-Acadie president Ray Trahan. “With these big families we know that a lot of people can attend so we would like to know in advance. That being said, we certainly won’t turn anyone away at the door!”

Along with great food, participants will be able to attend a religious ceremony at Notre Dame de la Salette Church, lectures and more importantly will be able to meet and chat with their family members from all over the world. The event will take place at Tracadie-Sheila’s Arena on August 21st and will finish with a bang thanks to 1755’s generous invitation to family members. All reunion participants are invited to attend the band’s performance that evening at the Tracadie-Sheila baseball field. The big outdoor show will also feature Louisiana’s Waylon Thibodeaux and New Brunswick’s Hert LeBlanc and Cayouche.

LeBlanc, Melanson (Melancon/Mellanson) and Bourque (Bourg/Bourk) family members interested in having tables and information or genealogy exhibits at the reunion are asked to contact Rachelle Dugas at [email protected].

 

 

Leger & Trahan

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Les 11 et 12 août 2009, Caraquet Region

Contact: Gilles Pinet
Téléphone: 506.875.6174
Courriel: [email protected]
Site internet: http://www.legere.ca

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Loisier

August 21st & 22nd, 2009, St-Isidore Region
Contact: Yvon Losier
Telephone: 506.358.2412
Fax: 506.358.2417
Other contact: Lorne Losier
Telephone: 506.395.1825
Fax: 506.395.1840
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.associationlosier.ca

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Maillet

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August 8th & 9th, 2009, Lagacéville Region
Contact: Jean-Eude Maillet
Telephone: 506.852.4713
Email: [email protected]

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Mallet-Malette-Mallais-Malley


August 8th & 9th 2009

Centre Rhéal Cormier of Shippagan
For information


Telephone: 506.336.4616
Email: [email protected]

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Martin

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August 8th 2009, Neguac Region
Contact: Ronald Martin
Telephone: 506.532.3453
Fax: 506.532.9066
Email: [email protected]

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Mazerolle


August 8 and 9, 2009, Inkerman Region

Contact: Monsieur Roger Mazerolle
Téléphone: 506.525.2683
Courriel: roger.maz[email protected]
Other contact: Noël Mazerolle
Téléphone: 506.395.5643
Courriel: [email protected]

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McGrath - McGraw

August 21st & 22nd 2009

Pont-Landry's knights of columbus center
For information


Contact: Alexis Léodat McGraw
Telephone: 506.776.4161
Email: [email protected]

 

 

McLaughlin

August 17th & 18th 2009

Tracadie-Sheila area
For information


Contact: Weldon McLaughlin
Telephone: 506.395.9768
Email: [email protected]


 

Melanson - Bourque - LeBlanc

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August 21, 2009

Tracadie-Sheila area
For information

Contact: Rachelle Dugas
Telephone: 337-291-5489
Fax: 337-294-5480
Email: [email protected]

Click here to view MELANSON products
Click here to view MELANCON products
Click here to view MELLANSON products

 

July 7, 2009

Northern and Southern Acadie unites to offer an unforgettable reunion to the LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque families!

Lafayette, LA – A partnership announced in May between Louisiane-Acadie, Inc., Acadian band 1755 and CapAcadie.com has setup an easy way for the LeBlanc, Melanson and Bourque families to register for their upcoming August 21st reunion. Starting today, members of these families interested in attending their 2009 Congrès mondial acadien reunion can visit http://1755.capacadie.com/reunion-familles and both register and pay online. For those who prefer more traditional registration and payment, the form for download is available at the same address.

The organizing committee encourages all those who plan to attend to register as soon as possible to ensure that everything goes smoothly. “Guest chefs from Louisiana will be preparing the meal so we’d like to give them an idea how much to prepare,” explains Louisiane-Acadie president Ray Trahan. “With these big families we know that a lot of people can attend so we would like to know in advance. That being said, we certainly won’t turn anyone away at the door!”

Along with great food, participants will be able to attend a religious ceremony at Notre Dame de la Salette Church, lectures and more importantly will be able to meet and chat with their family members from all over the world. The event will take place at Tracadie-Sheila’s Arena on August 21st and will finish with a bang thanks to 1755’s generous invitation to family members. All reunion participants are invited to attend the band’s performance that evening at the Tracadie-Sheila baseball field. The big outdoor show will also feature Louisiana’s Waylon Thibodeaux and New Brunswick’s Hert LeBlanc and Cayouche.

LeBlanc, Melanson (Melancon/Mellanson) and Bourque (Bourg/Bourk) family members interested in having tables and information or genealogy exhibits at the reunion are asked to contact Rachelle Dugas at [email protected].

 

 

Morais


August 19 and 20, 2009, St-Sauveur Region

Contact: Guy Lanteigne
Téléphone: 506.725.5292
Courriel: [email protected]


 

Noël

Région de Lamèque

Le 17 août 2009


Contact: Madame Sylvie Noël
Téléphone: 506.344.2581
Autre contact: Madame Renée Noël
Téléphone & télécopieur: 506.344.7852
Courriel: [email protected]

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Paulin & Poulin

Région de Lamèque

Le 13 août 2009

Contact: Monsieur Alfred J. Paulin
Téléphone: 506.358.1012
Courriel: [email protected]
Autre contact: Madame Isabelle Paulin Fournier
Téléphone: 506.727.6484
Courriel: [email protected]

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Pinet - Pinette

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August 13 & 14 2009

Bertrand area
For information

Contact(s) in NB:
Chaleur area - 506.546.6539
Restigouche area - 506.759.7386
South East area - 506.855.5470
Acadian Peninsula area - 506.764.2923
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://pinet.genacadie.ca

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Petitpas & Guedry-Labine

 

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Région de Bathurst

Le 16 août 2009

Contact: R. Martin Guidry
Téléphone: 225.755.1915
Courriel: [email protected]

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Pinet/Pinette

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August 13 & 14 2009, Bertrand Region
Contact(s) in NB:
Chaleur area - 506.546.6539
Restigouche area - 506.759.7386
South East area - 506.855.5470
Acadian Peninsula area - 506.764.2923
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://pinet.genacadie.ca

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Plourde

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August 8 2009, Neguac Region
Contact: Albertine Savoie
Telephone: 506.776.3950 or 506.776.8719
Fax: 506.776.3975
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Micheline Savoie
Telephone: 506.776.5817
Email: [email protected]

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Poulin & Paulin


August 13, 2009, Lamèque Region

Contact: Lorraine Paulin
Téléphone: 506.727.4095
Courriel: [email protected]

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Power

August 13th 2009

Centre plein air of Inkerman
For information


Contact: Robert Power
Telephone: 506.336.4919
Cellphone: 506.337.0153
Email: [email protected]


 

Prince

August 14, 15 and 16, 2009, Caraquet Region

Contact: Monsieur Richard Prince
Téléphone: 506.727.5866
Télécopieur: 506.727.3570
Courriel: [email protected]

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Richard

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August 16 2009, Neguac area
Contact: Alcide Richard
Telephone: 506.852.8905
Email: [email protected]

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Rioux-Riou

August 8th 2009

Shippagan area
For information


Contact: Gisèle Rioux Roy
Telephone: 506.336.4127
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Paul-Émile Rioux
Telephone: 506.336.8720
Email: [email protected]

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Robichaud-Robicheau-Robichaux

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August 14, 15 & 16, 2009
Contact: Ivan Robichaud
Telephone: 506.336.0400
Fax: 506.336.0409
Email: [email protected]
Other contact: Murielle Robichaud-Saulnier
Telephone: 506.395.5382
Fax: 506.395.2636
Email: [email protected]

ROBICHAUD/ROBICHEAU/ROBICHAUX CREST
 

 

Roussel - Rousselle

Le 10 août 2009

Région de Le Goulet

Pour renseignements

Contact : Madame Denise Dumaresq
Téléphone : 506.727.3877
Courriel : [email protected]

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Saindon-Sindon


August 11, 2009

Contact: André Sindon
Téléphone: 450.347.1860
Courriel: [email protected]
Site internet: http://www.saindon.org

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Saulnier-Sonier

Click here for details on the SAULNIER/SONIER Family Genealogy CD-ROM, now available

Région de Tracadie-Sheila

Les 8 et 9 août 2009


Contact: Monsieur Alonzo Sonier
Téléphone: 506.395.4100
Courriel: [email protected]

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Savoie - Savois - Savoy

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August 8, 9, 10, 2009, Néguac Region

Contact : Thérèse Savoie
Téléphone : 506.776.1115
Télécopieur : 506.393.5050
Courriel : [email protected]

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Theriault - Terriau - Theriot - Terrio

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Les 12, 13 & 14 août 2009, région de Paquetville, Bertrand et Village Historique Acadien
Contact: Onil Thériault
Téléphone/Télécopieur: 506.727.2155
Courriel: [email protected]
Other contact: Madame Angélie Thériault
Téléphone: 506.764.2076
Courriel: [email protected]

Other Contact: Monsieur Gaetan Thériault
Courriel : [email protected]
Site internet: http://www.terriau.org/rencontre2009

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