1994 First Acadian World Congress

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The first Acadian World Congress was held in Moncton, New Brunswick. Acadians from throughout the world showed incredible interest in their family genealogy. Numerous Acadian family associations were born and started to comprehensively research their ancestral origins. The Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island and the Archive Centre of Pubnico West in Nova Scotia, among others, offer extensive historical and genealogical resources on Acadian families. Université de Saint Anne, and Université de Moncton both also have centres for Acadian Studies.

August 12

Opening ceremonies Pascal-Poirier Park in Shediac.
Group “Roland et Johnny” performed in Bouctouche.

August 13

Official opening ceremonies in Cap-Pele with performances by: Les Mechants Macquereaux, Donat Lacroix, La Boie en Joie, Bernard Felix, Roddy Romero, Roland et Johnny, Angele Arsenault, Et-Ke2, Zero Degree Celsius, DansEncorps
Frolic Acadien “Parc l’Aboiteau” in Cap-Pele
Group “Les Mechants Maquereaux” perfomed in Memramcook.
Acadian cultural night at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton.
The Frolic went from an noon to 4:00am the morning.

August 14

Acadian Choir Festival in Saint-Antoine.
Atlantic Youth Festival in Memramcook.
Allain & Amirault family reunion in Ste Marie de Kent.
Babineau & Granger family reunion in Saint Louis de Kent.
Boudreau & Vigneau family reunion in Shediac.
Bourque & Brun family reunion in Rogersville.
Collette family reunion in Buctouche.
deVarennes & Gauthier family reunion in Saint Paul de Kent.
Doiron & Forest family reunion in Cap-Pele.
Gaudet & Vincent family reunion in Saint Joseph.
Gautreau & Dupuis family reunion in Pre d’en Haut.
Girouard, Aucoin & Lacenaire family reunion in Buctouche.
Goguen & Gagnon family reunion in Cocagne.
Poirier & Bernard family reunion in Grande Digue.
Vautour & Doucet family reunion in Richibucto.

August 15

Super Spectacle at Parlee Beach in Shediac (TV broadcast across Canada and parts of Europe – With performances by: Angele Arsenault, Lina Boudreau, Ronald Bourgeois, Edith Butler, Les Mechants Maquereaux, Zachary Richard, Suroit, Roch Voisine, Josee Connors, 1755

August 16

Acadian Day in Dieppe.

August 17

Acadian Family Picnic in Kouchibouguac National Park.
Bourgeois & Cyr family reunion in Grande Digue.
Hache, Gallant & Pitre family reunion in Grande Digue.
Richard & Blanchard family reunion in Saint Louis de Kent.

August 18

Acadian World Congress Music Night – Moncton High School.
Bastarache, Basque & Hebert family reunion in Sainte Marie de Kent.
LeBlanc, LePrince & LeBorgne family reunion in Shediac
Leger, Legere & Trahan family reunion in Dieppe.
Maillet & Michaud family reunion in Buctouche.

August 19

Belliveau & Saulnier family reunion in Saint Joseph.
Boucher family reunion in Richibucto-Village.
Caissie & Deveau family reunion in Richibucto.
Cormier & Vienneau family reunion in Cap Pele.
Gosselin & Duguay family reunion in Dieppe.
Martin & Gravois family reunion in Collette.
Melanson, Mius & d’Entremont family reunion in Shediac.
Robichaud, Roy & Ouellet family reunion in Cocagne.
Surette & Pellerin family reunion in Dieppe.
Thibodeau & Broussard family reunion in Dieppe.

August 20

Mini-Frolic in St-Ignace.
Arseneau, Dugas & Guerin family reunion in Rogersville.
Babin & Comeau family reunion in Saint-Louis de Kent.
Bordage & Barriault family reunion in Acadieville.
Daigle & Henri family reunion in Richibucto.
Landry & Mouton family reunion in Shediac.
Petitpas & Guedry family reunion in Haute Aboujagne.
August 21:
Closing ceremonies in Dieppe.