August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

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Catherine Dallaire participated in the first Congrès mondial in 1994 as a member of the LeBlanc family reunion. She holds dear the memory of that year’s Acadian Day show in Shediac, New Brunswick, where she found herself amongst a group of over 10,000 people.

Involved in the City of Moncton’s governance for over 25 years, she witnessed, first hand, the Congrès mondial’s impact on the Acadian and Francophone population of Southeastern New Brunswick.

“A new generation of Acadians will be able to celebrate what unites us. The Acadie of today is a society open to other cultures and celebrates individuality. This will be a celebration for everyone in the host region.”