Newsletter March 10, 2014

Did you guess what the word «machcoui» meant ?
Definition: White birch bark used for insulation for walls and roofs of cabins and houses.

This week…
What is the meaning of the word« galance »?
« We will tell tall tales and stories like we once did on the "galance" when we were much smaller ». 1975, L. Goupil, Le djibou, p. 35.


Professional Table Service Training Offered

Madawaska, ME - The Maine Regional Coordinating Committee (MRCC) of the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014 in collaboration with New Brunswick Tourism will be offering a Professional Table Service Training on Monday February 24 from 9am to 12noon at the MRCC Office in Madawaska (MOPC Building – 2nd Floor). This training is dedicated to improving the technical skills in professional table service. The training will review: • Understanding the principles of table service and customer needs • Describing and proper use equipment in customer service
• Description et la bonne utilisation des équipements en service à la clientèleRead more...


Competition CMA Business Plan 2014Concours-plan

Through the CMA 2014 economic component, under the theme "Realize your business dream!, the first business plan competition is launched in the region of l’Acadie des terres et forêts . This contest is organized under the economic component of 2014 World Acadian Congress. The business plan competition aims at creating and starting three companies on the territory of the l’Acadie des terres et forêts by young people aged between 18 to 34 years.
It also aims to educate young people about entrepreneurship and business creation opportunities within the host territory of the fifth Congrès Mondial Acadien, to highlight the existing support services to small businesses in the region, and to encourage networking and the development of business contacts between regions. Read more...

The Legend of St-Benoit

The Local Committee of CMA 2014 in Packington invites you to their pre-conference activity "Legend of St. Benedict," a historical tale starring Samuel Moreau and surprise guests. There will also be a presentation on the Acadian identity. We invite you to join us Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:30pm (time in Quebec and Maine) at the Church of Packington, transformed into a theater for the occasion. Tickets are on pre-sale at $ 10 or $ 15 at the door. For information 418-853-2863, Marie-France Dubé. See you there!.

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 public consultations

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.Read more...


One way ticket, Grand gatherings

Once again, the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 is innovative! Indeed, to break traditions, it is now three large gatherings that are planned in l’Acadie des terres et forêts in the summer of 2014. In addition to the Women's Summit and Grand youth rally programed on previous CMAs, the organizers of the next Congrès mondial acadien 2014 wanted to make a special place for people aged 50 and over. These three events will provide important showcases for reflection, exchange, dialogue and the search for solutions towards a better future for us all.Read more...

Genealogy of our own

Conference of Mr. Jean -Guy Poitras, Professor Emeritus UMCE
Date: Tuesday, March 11,
Location: PSL 536
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (N.B.)
Mr. Jean -Guy Poitras holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Science and a PhD in physical education. Professor Emeritus of Education sector, Kinesiology and Recreology Edmundston Campus, he is very active in several social and sporting organizations. Mr. Poitras is the author of some fifty volumes in the field of sport , health and family history, and it is three times winner of Percy W. Foy competition (1995, 2002 and 2010 ), prize by the French - Canadian Genealogical Society for the best reference book. Previously, Mr. Poitras was Area Manager, Director of Educational Services and Vice -President acting in Edmundston Campus .Read more...


The Acadians of l'Acadie des terres et forêts

On Sunday, March 23, 2014, Richelieu Hall Sports Centre and Cultural Fair, the committee "Clair CMA 2014" invites you to its pre-Congress activities to meet three guest speakers to tell the story of the Acadian land and forests. This beautiful story will be presented by Lise Pelletier (Acadian Aroostook, Maine), Samuel Moreau (Acadian Témiscouata) and Nicole Lang (Madawaska Acadian, Victoria, Restigouche). A coffee break followed by a roundtable discussion and exchange will close the event. Welcome to all!Read more...