August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

News Release

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.

The 6th edition of the Congrès mondial acadien will be held on Prince Edward Island and in Southeastern New Brunswick from August 10–24, 2019. It will mark the 25th anniversary of the event. In order to better publicize the event, a delegation from the host region will travel to the United States at the end of April. Members of the delegation will be attending the Festival International de Louisiane, which is being held in Lafayette from April 25–29. The following week, they will give a few public presentations in New England, where many Acadians and friends of Acadie reside.

Moncton NB - March 28, 2018

In 500 days will start the 6th Congrès mondial acadien. To mark this important date and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, the CMA 2019 has re-recorded the song “Acadie de nos cœurs”, the theme song of the first CMA held in Southeastern New Brunswick in August 1994.

Moncton, March 21, 2018

Emmanuelle LeBlanc and George Belliveau will be the Artistic Directors for the Congrès mondial acadien 2019’s Opening Day and Closing Day celebrations.

Moncton, December 15, 2017

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The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is launching today a guide for anyone interested in organizing a family reunion during the event, which will be held between August 10 and 24, 2019, in Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick. The Guide to planning your family reunion offers advice to help families shape their thinking and plan their reunion.

Moncton, May 17 2017

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and the 2019 Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) will host a major concert this June 14; it will be the biggest Acadian concert ever presented in Quebec!

The formal announcement was made last Tuesday, May 16, in Montreal, during the unveiling of the FrancoFolies’ major outdoor concert program.

August 23, 2017

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The 2019 Congrès mondial acadien now has a liaison officer on Prince Edward Island: Karen Gallant. The liaison officer serves as a link between the Acadian community and key partners on PEI. “Most of my work involves listening to the needs of the Island’s Acadian community heading towards the 2019 CMA,” says Gallant. She is responsible for providing advice relating to all aspects of the program, communications, marketing, and logistics for the 2019 CMA. 

July 13th, 2017

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The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is extremely proud to be a Presenting Parter of the Canadian Francophone Games taking place in Moncton and Dieppe, this week. The CMA 2019 is on location at the Université de Moncton and at Place 1604 in Dieppe to provide information regarding the CMA 2019. 

January 18th, 2017

It’s with great sadness that the organising committee and the staff of the 2019 Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) learned this afternoon that the former Chair of the 2009 international gathering of Acadians, Jean-Guy Rioux, has passed away.

Rioux was one of Acadie’s greatest promoter and his role as Chair of the 2009 CMA was key to the success of the event.