August 2008


Contact : Rachelle Dugas

As part of a Louisiana Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau promotional tour, tourism industry representatives from South Louisiana will be visiting Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to promote Lafayette, Lafourche, Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Terrebonne parishes as well as the Creole Nature Trail, the Southwest Louisiana and Alexandria/Pineville areas. The objective of this tour is to promote local Louisiana attractions to their Acadian cousins. Grammy nominated Pine Leaf Boys will accompany the tour and will encourage Acadians to discover more about Louisiana culture including great new Cajun and Creole music. With the youthful and energetic band in tow, the group will tour the area, host public events and prepare gallons of gumbo from August 2th to 7th. As well as meeting with local and regional media, the group will also be sponsoring Cajun music nights at the Festival acadien de Clare (August 2), Dieppe’s Mercredi Show (August 6) as well as the Festival acadien de Caraquet (August 7). Accompanying the delegation are organizers of the bid to host the 2014 Congres’ mondial acadien (World gathering of Acadians) in Louisiana.