Louisiana Wants to Host the World

MEDIA ADVISORY – January 29, 2009

Unique virtual press conference brings Louisiana’s launch of its bid to host the 2014 Congrès mondial acadien from Lafayette straight to your computer!

WHAT: The World Acadian Congress (Congrès mondial acadien) is a huge gathering of Acadians from all over the world. It takes place every five years and Louisiana is vying to host the 5th edition of this international event. It would be a unique occasion for the residents of our state to showcase themselves to the rest of the world, as well as the perfect opportunity to meet with cousins from far away. A moment to celebrate together a common past.

Watch live from your desk to get all the up-to-date information on the process and what makes Louisiana’s bid stand out from the pack when organizers officially launch the bid and its website next Wednesday. This event will mark a turning point for the Congrès mondial acadien bid process because it will be the first time that a candidate region has its own bid website and seeks support from Acadians all over the globe. This virtual launch will be webcasted live on the bid website (www.cma2014.com) in order to include all parts of the Acadian world in this great kick off.

Journalists that watch online can also ask questions after the webcasted event by calling 337.422.4453 or emailing [email protected]. The question period will not be live online but we’ll be able to accommodate you.

WHERE: Video section of www.cma2014.com (the site will only become live that day)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

1:00 pm Atlantic

(11:00 am Central, 12:00 pm Eastern)

INFORMATION: Rachelle Dugas, 337.422.4453, [email protected]

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]