The Local Population Approves the Logistics Plans for the CMA 2014!
Edmundston (N.B.) - April 15th, 2014 – The population of the host region of the Congrès mondial acadien 2104 (CMA 2014) were presented with and have approved with great enthusiasm and satisfaction the plans for the shuttle service, proposed parking, street closures and other adjustments established to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic at customs and of the other arrangements proposed by the logistics team for the activities during the activities of 2014.
Indeed, during the last couple of months, the organizers of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 have traveled across the territory of Acadia of the Lands and Forests to meet with the host communities of the three pillar days, Edmundston (NB) for August 8th, Madawaska (ME) for the 15th and Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (QC) for August 24th in order to present them with the logistics plans for those major events in order to hear the local population's suggestions and comments.
The objective of these public consultations was to solicit the participation of the residents in order to offer, in terms of logistics, a safe and harmonious environment for all citizens and visitors during the celebrations of the CMA 2014. Once again, the population of Acadia of the Lands and Forests was present. The CMA 2014 was able to share the logistics plans and clarify its purpose. Several health and safety stakeholders as well as municipal officials were present at the public consultations to emphasize the collaboration with their counterparts from the other regions, while reaffirming their continued support towards the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.
"We are very pleased that the population and various authorities on the territory are involved in making this 5th Congrès mondial acadien a resounding success that people will remember for a long time! The population has confirmed its wish to accept the minor inconveniences associated with the presence of numerous visitors in our communities. The population ensures us that she will put forth, during the CMA 2014, the legendary hospitality for which the people of the region is renowned and the community atmosphere associated with the world Acadian congresses", said Mr. Léo-Paul Charest, Executive Director of the CMA 2014.
The people at the public consultations were able to examine the detailed plans, to speak with the people in charge and to express their views. Most of the questions brought forward were relating to the shuttle service during the three pillar days, signage and "rest areas" to catch one's breath between the numerous activities that are planned.
"Several constructive discussions resulted from these three public consultations which were an important process for our team. It allowed us get the population's feedback and to fine-tune our plans from the comments made by the people who know the environment best. We have noted the comments received and we will continue to work closely with health and safety services and the municipalities of Acadia of the Lands and Forests in order to minimize the impact for the local population and visitors alike", explained Eric Haché, Logistics Director for the CMA 2014.
We remind you that the Communications team of the CMA is preparing a campaign to disclose the information to the public and visitors in June 2014. Furthermore, this campaign will coincide with the launch of the official program of the CMA 2014.
About... The Congrès mondial acadien 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.
For more information, please contact :
France Le Moignan, Communications Coordinator CMA 2014
Tel. (506) 737-2014 ext. 5436