A Work of Art in Honor of Acadie at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac!

Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (QC) – The city of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac and the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 are pleased to announce that François Maltais, famous artist from Pohénégamook, will build the sculpture embellishing Place de l’Acadie in Clair Soleil Park. This monumental work of art will be unveiled during the CMA New Beginning ceremonies, which will take place at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac on August 24, 2014.

François Maltais’s proposition was chosen, among the other presented projects, by a selection committee formed of five people: Krystel Flammand, architect; Marc Beaulieu, CMA Programming Director; Dominique Lapointe, Development Officer at the Conseil de la culture du Bas-Saint-Laurent; Chantal-Karen Caron, Director General at the city of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac; and Marianne St-Hilaire, Project Manager for the same city. The committee was charmed by the work’s modern aspect, which corresponds exactly to the vision the CMA 2014 has of an Acadie firmly looking towards the future.

Place de l’Acadie is meant to be a tribute to Acadia of the Lands and Forests, the chosen location to hold the 5th CMA from August 8 to 24, 2014. The three flower ponds represent each of the Acadia of the Lands and Forests territories: Northwest New Brunswick, the North of Aroostook County in Maine, and Témiscouata in Québec. The four meter sculpture will become an assembly point for Acadians from the region and everywhere else.

In the early afternoon, during the closing ceremonies, the communities of Acadia of the Lands and Forests will come together at Clair Soleil Park in a symbolic parade of triplets, the groups of municipalities stemmed from each CMA 2014 territory. The procession will lead to the unveiling of the work of art in Place de l’Acadie.

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The World Acadian Congress is a gathering held every five years uniting the Acadian diaspora from all over the world. Many activities are planned over a two week period, i.e. from August 8th to the 24th, 2014.  The event draws on the community’s commitment and promotes the Acadian culture, heritage and amenities.

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For more information or an interview request, please contact:

France Le Moignan, Communications Officer                                 Marianne St-Hilaire, Project Manager-Loisirs
Congrès mondial acadien 2014                                                       City of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
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Tel.: (506) 737-2014 ext. 5436                                                       Tel.: (418) 854-0118 ext. 218