Invitation to host the 2014 Congrès mondial acadien!

Invitation to host the 2014 Congrès mondial acadien!

DIEPPE (New Brunswick), October 22nd, 2008 – The Société Nationale de l’Acadie (SNA) is reminding regions interested in hosting the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (World Acadian Congress) that the deadline to submit their declaration of interest is approaching fast.

The regions that wish to present their nomination must do so no later than midnight, November 30th, 2008 (Atlantic Standard Time).

The regions interested in organizing the 5th edition of the Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) must first submit a declaration of interest in order to be considered for the following stage of the process. The regions will then have until March 2009 to submit their official nomination. The selection process will take place during the following months and the official announcement of the host region of the CMA 2014 will be done in August 2009 at the Congrès mondial acadien, in New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula.

Mrs. Françoise Enguehard, chairperson of the SNA, is enthused by the interest shown by the various regions to hold the Congrès.

“We haven’t received a formal declaration of interest yet, but we already know that several regions will be competing to host the CMA 2014. This shows that the event raises a lot of interest in the Atlantic Provinces, but also around the world. In less than two decades, the Congrès mondial acadien has become an international institution and the SNA is particularly proud to be the guardian of this event and of its future,” says Mrs. Enguehard.

In June 2008, the SNA introduced a new guide for the regions aspiring to host the event. The guide is designed to assist the regions in the preparation of their nomination. It includes details on all the elements that are subject to evaluation within the selection process. One will recall that in 2001, the SNA accepted the mandate to ensure the continuity of the CMA by developing the necessary tools for the selection of host regions including an assessment guide and a memorandum of understanding to be signed between the SNA and the host region.