August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
The following is distributed by the Government of Prince Edward Island.
Miscouche, Prince Edward Island - May 16, 2018
                                                                                                                     
web IMG 0119Acadians, francophones, and francophiles from near and far will gather on Prince Edward Island next summer.

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Congrès mondial acadien, which Prince Edward Island will host for the first time along with Southeast New Brunswick. The 15-day- celebration begins in Abram-Village on August 10 and ends in Shediac, NB on August 24, 2019 and is expected to draw nearly 100,000 people.

“Our Acadian and Francophone community – and its culture and French language – play a vital role in the fabric of our province,” said Premier Wade MacLauchlan, minister of Acadian and Francophone Affairs. “Co-hosting the Congrès mondial acadien will have meaningful impacts culturally, socially, and economically for our Acadian and Francophone community and our entire province, and will help us share with the world what makes us the Mighty Island.”

Along with other provincial and federal partners, Prince Edward Island will provide $1 million in funding to the Congrès mondial acadien.

“We want to sincerely thank the Government of Prince Edward Island for this important contribution. The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is a major event whose mission is to promote Acadian culture and reinforce the strong ties that unite our communities. It will have important and beneficial repercussions, both for the Acadian community and for Prince Edward Island as a whole,” said Claudette Thériault, Chair of the Congrès mondial acadien Organizing Committee.

Photo : The Chair of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019, Claudette Thériault, with the Premier of PEI, the Honourable Wade MacLauchlan. 

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