The CMA 2014 Column

Towards...the CMA 2014!

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The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 public consultations

(Edition -March 4, 2014)

For several months now, the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 has been working closely with the various health and safety services and municipalities to ensure a harmonious and safe environment during the many activities that will take place in Acadia of the Lands and Forests next August 8 to 24..


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Business Plan Contest of the CMA 2014

(Edition -February 27, 2014)

Under the theme "Realize your business dream!", the first business plan contest is launched in the region of Acadia of the Lands and Forests. This contest is organized under the economic component of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014. The business plan contest aims at creating and starting three companies on the territory of Acadia of the Lands and Forests by people aged between 18 and 34.


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Programming of the 2014 Women’s Summit is announced!

(Edition -February 24, 2014)

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (2014 World Acadian Congress) and the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick (Feminist grouping of New Brunswick) unveiled today the programming of the next Women's Summit to be held from August 17 to 19, 2014 in Edmundston (NB) during the major celebrations planned for this summer.

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Pohénégamook hosts the third Grand Youth Rally 2014!

(Edition - February 4, 2014)

The Société Nationale de l'Acadie launched the registration period of the third edition of the Grand Youth Rally (GRJ) today, the official youth event of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 to be held from August 12 to 17, 2014, in the town of Pohénégamook, in the Témiscouata region of Québec.



The economic component, the legacy of the CMA 2014!

(Edition - January 21, 2014)

As the community and organizers just celebrated the 200 days befors the beginning of the celebrations, the important economic component of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 is in full swing as more than 150 economic players met to discuss post-CMA 2014 development opportunities.



The CCNB will be the media center for the CMA 2014

(Edition - January 13, 2014)

The CCNB - Edmundston Campus will play a key role in holding the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (CMA)which will take place from 8 to 24 August 2014 : it will serve as a media center and information for the event. A collaboration agreement to this effect was signed today between the two partners.

Through this agreement, local CCNB Edmundston will be turned into a newsroom for various local and national media. In addition, a public information center will also be created. Read more...


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One-way ticket: the New Beginning Ceremonies
(Edition - November 4, 2013)

How are you supposed to end two weeks filled with activities, shows, new friendships, and Acadian pride? How should you close the largest gathering of Acadians of the world? Like the proverb goes, all good things must come to an end! Under the theme "The New Beginning", the organizers of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 want people to leave with good memories, and communities of Acadia of the Lands and Forests are overflowing of pride. Read more...


One-way ticket: Madawaska, Maine, the place to be for Acadian Day 2014
(Edition - October 21, 2013)

August 15 th 2014 will be a special one for Madawaska, small town in the northeast of Maine. Acadia of the World will be visiting. Coming as a surprise to many, Madawaska holds a strong Acadian population, and it has been celebrating National Acadian Day for more than 35 years. So its people were thrilled when they learned they would host the August 15th festivities for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014. For this highly symbolic day for the Acadians, Madawaska has organized colorful, noisy, and authentic celebrations. Read more...

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One-way ticket: Opening Ceremonies
(Edition - October 7, 2013)

The bank of Beau Lake is very meaningful to the Congrès mondial acadien 2014. It's the meeting point of all three hosting regions of New Brunswick, Quebec, and Maine. For that reason, it has been chosen as the location for the first phase of the opening ceremonies of the 5th Congrès mondial acadien. Tradition will meet modernity at the symbolic opening ceremony of August 8th 2014. People will be able return to the sources of their history and contemplate the evolution of the community. Upon the very start of the opening ceremony at Beau Lake, the values of the congress will already be put forward, including looking beyond the borders, an Acadia that welcomes everyone from around the world, and the new reality of modern communications and social medias. Read more...


One-way: Family Reunions
(Edition - September 9, 2013)

Acadia of the Lands and Forests will be hostess, in 2014, to relatives who will converge from the four corners of Acadie and of the world for the long-awaited reunions. More than 120 families of Acadian ancestry and from elsewhere will come together within the Congrès mondial acadien to celebrate in a convivial spirit. Read more...


One-way ticket, a year before the CMA 2014
(Edition - August 27, 2013)

The countdown until the next Congrès mondial acadien has reached a new milestone: less than a year before the next edition, from August 8th to 24th 2014. The hearts of the citizens of the territory of Acadia of the Lands and Forests are filled with excitement. This feeling lives throughout the offices of the CMA. Something unique is happening in the region and everyone gives it their own signature. Read more...

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One-way: CMA 2014 Programming
(Edition - August 12, 2013)

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 is very excited to be lauchning its preliminary programming. The programming is the outcome of long-term efforts in order to properly start the countdown at one year from the event. The tone is set the 17 days of activities and celebrations that will be held in Acadia of the Lands and Forests from August 8 to 24, 2014. Read more...


One-way ticket : Seminars and Conferences
(Edition - July 29, 2013)

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 gives a privileged place as much to the popular major events as to the festive meetings between Acadians. In August 2014, in Acadia of the Lands and Forests, it will also be a time for exchanges surrounding major questions about the future of Acadie from an economic, social, and professional point of view. Read more...

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One-way ticket to the 2013 National Acadian Day Celebrations

(Edition - July 15, 2013)
The boundaries of Acadie are defined by its symbols. The National Acadian Day is an emblematic figure of the Acadian people. In Acadia of the lands and forests, this element will be showcased this summer during this year's National Acadian Day celebrations. Through this foretaste of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, three days of celebrations will be held on the entire territory of Acadia of the lands and forests. Read more...


One-way ticket : Private Accomodations

(Edition - July 2, 2013)
The essence of exploration is found in travel logs, but the current moment breathes through encounters within a territory. To understand this reality, the footsteps of the individuals merge with the highway's exits. Within this context, the unique character of the region coexists with the citizens, their stories and their past. Throughout the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, the doors of the houses of Acadia and lands and forests open themselves to the outside visitors, the windows showcase the arrival of Acadia of the world. Read more...


One-way ticket to the Grand Youth Rally

(Edition - June 17, 2013)
In 2004, on the fringe of the Congrès mondial acadien in Nova Scotia, acadian and francophone youth gathered for the first Grand rassemblement jeunesse, an event organized by the Société Nationale de l'Acadie. Halifax hosted 250 participants, from the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Canada and the entire planet. A glimpse of the future was presented in Nova Scotia's capital. Workshops and projects showcased a strong common identity. In 2009, the Grand rassemblement jeunesse's place was solidified in a new Acadie, during its second edition, held in the Acadian Peninsula. Read more...

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One-way ticket to Acadia of Lands and Forests

(Edition - June 3, 2013)
My travelogue is filled with stamps from l'Acadie. I've visited the coastal villages of Nova Scotia, met my cajun cousins during a Fais Do Do and explored the Acadian Peninsula to the sound of the local radio stations. I had yet to discover Acadia of the Lands and Forests, host of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014. Read more...