2004 Acadian World Congress

May 26, 2004:

Congrès mondial acadien 2004 in Nova Scotia, July 31 – August 15

(Halifax, NS) – Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the
French to North America, Congrès mondial acadien 2004 (CMA 2004) reports
that 25,000 individuals have already registered for family reunions for its
international gathering of Acadians in Nova Scotia, July 31 – August 15.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004


Tickets (with the exception of the conferences) can be purchased through the METRO CENTRE BOX OFFICE in Halifax, by calling (902) 451-1221 as well as through the official CMA website at www.cma2004.com

a) Municipality of Clare: CLARE MUNICIPAL OFFICE (902-769-2031) and THE CAISSE POPULAIRE DE CLARE, Meteghan branch (902-645-2661). Both locations are ONLY selling tickets to the Opening Ceremonies and the 400th Anniversary Concert.
b) Clare Municipal Office hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed from 12 pm to 1 pm)
c) Caisse populaire de Meteghan hours of operation:
Monday to Wednesday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm
d) Cheticamp: LES TROIS PIGNONS (902-224-2612). This location is ONLY selling tickets to the Show du Mitan, Le Grand Cercle and the 400th Anniversary Concert.

Les Trois Pignons hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
To find out the schedule and the artists who will be playing, please visit:



a) Official Opening Show: le retour au bercail
Date: July 31 2004
Location: Church Point (Clare)
Admission: $12.50
b) Academic Conferences: 20/20 vision
Date: August 1 to 5
Lieu: Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point
Admission: $50/day or $175 for the entire session
c) Register online at: https://www.compartevents.com/congres/congres_f.htm or for additional information contact Nancy Blanchard [email protected],
(902) 454-4826 or 1-800-910-1154.
d) Festival du Mitan
Date: August 6, 7 and 8 2004
Location: Cheticamp
Admission: $12.50 for each show
e) Mass and Official Closing Ceremonies
Date: August 15 2004
Location: Grand-PreNational Historic site of Canada
Admission: Donation to Societe promotion Grand-Pre encouraged
f) 400th Anniversary Concert: L’Acadie prend son envol
Date: August 15 2004
Location: Citadel Hill-Garrison Grounds
Admission: $29.50, children 12 and under, free of charge when accompanied by an adult

Minutes de la rencontre des / Minutes of the first general meeting of
Retrouvailles Robichaud.eau.&c 2004
Le dimanche (Sunday) 24 septembre, 2000
Présent : Daniel Robichaud, Marie-Colombe Robichaud, Gilbert Robichaud, Dorothy Thibodeau, Yvonne Saulnier.
The meeting was recorded on video tape by La Petite Camera.

Updates Website www.geocities.com/drobicho We constantly update the website.

Our list of email contacts keeps growing weekly.

Media coverage: We have already gotten coverage on two newspapers in Nova Scotia.

General Discussion:

– It is suggested to hold general meetings at three month intervals.

– It is suggested to hold a three day reunion in 2004, the middle weekend of CMA.

– It is suggested to book a parish and a priest as soon as possible for 2004.

– It is suggested to organize a tour of the parish cemetaries in 2004.

– It is also suggested to book a space for the 2004 reunion asap.


– The social committee will organize an event next summer with a mass and a lunch.


– No board of directors was apointed or elected, nor will be, until a quorum is present.

– Next meeting January 2001.