Newsletter August 12, 2013

Did you guess what last week's word «bâsir» meant?
Definition: suddenly disapear

This week…
What does mean the word «désairer»?
Phrase: « […] i sont point revenus, les verrats [« personnes détestable »]. Je finirons par les déserrer. » 1975, A. Maillet, Évangéline Deusse, p. 60


Couleur Horizontl sloganColumn: Towards CMA 2014!

One Way: CMA 2014 Programming

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 is very excited to be launching 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 for 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...


ProgrammationThe CMA 2014 Preliminary Programming is Now Available!

Today, at 365 days from the 2014 celebrations, the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 launched its preliminary programming for the 5th Congrès mondial acadien. This major event, which will be held from August 8 to 24, 2014 in Acadia of the Lands and Forests, will hold activities for everyone. Read more...


The CMA 2014 in France!

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 shined bright in France, as 
representatives of the event invited participants at the Festival 
Interceltique de Lorient and the Saint Aubin sur Mer Acadian week to come celebrate Acadia of the World with us in 2014.

At a business lunch in Lorient, the CMA 2014 economic component was presented to business people from Brittany and Vienna in order to encourage overseas exchanges with Acadia of the Lands and Forests.

The most popular show of Acadia of the Lands and Forests: "L'Acadie des terres et forêts en fête!" performed in front of an audience of more than 300 people during the Saint Aubin sur Mer Acadian week in order to present the story of the 5th Congrès mondial acadien host territory and invite them to the 2014 festivities.


"Decorate your Yard!" Contest!

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 invites residents, companies, and communities of the Acadia of the Lands and Forests territory to take part in its new annual contest called "Decorate Your Yard!" by displaying Acadian and CMA 2014 colors during the summer period between August 1st and September 31st, 2013. Lire la suite...



Tips from the Canada Border Services Agency

Considering the potential increase of traffic at the New Brunswick / Maine border during the Congrèes mondial acadien 2014 , the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is working with the CMA 2014  Organizing Committee to help minimize impacts at the border and ensure that crossings at the border during the event go as smoothly as possible.There are also a number of things that Congress participants can do to help ensure a smooth border crossing. Read more...


Bootlegger Festival of Rivière-Bleue

The show Mimi à la ferme by Gallantine, an Acadian artist from Gaspésie, was presented to a young public on July 28 during the 5th edition of the Bootlegger festival of Rivière-Bleue.Read more...


Precongress Bus Tour

On Friday, August 2, a group of 2014 World Acadian Congress dignitaries traveled throughout the American side of the St. John Valley on a Cyr Bus Line coach. The group included members of the Congrèes mondial acadien 2014  Organizing Committee, the regional committees from Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec, and the Directors of the St. John Valley Historical Societies. In addition, were members of a committee, who are organizing bus tours to be held during the Congrèes mondial acadien in August 2014, as well as youth tour guide trainees. Read more...



The 8th edition of the Honéquestre took place from July 26 to 28 in St-Honoré-de-Témiscouata. In total, over 80 riders participated in the equestrian games of the festival.Lire la suite...


The Three Border's Boundary Site Holds Its Firts Bicycle Ride

The Three Borders’ Boundary Site, a project supported by the Congrès mondial acadien, will allow people to access the point where our three territories meet at the end of Beau Lake. Cycling, walking, and swimming trails are planned and currently being marked out. Already in 2012 and 2013, canoe and kayak teams, guided by Dr. Carrier from Saint-François, went down Saint-François and Saint-Jean rivers and stopped by the Three Borders’ boundary. This time, it’s the cyclists’ turn to ride the trails between Glazier Lake and Rivière-Bleue.Read more...


The CMA 2014 seeks the support of Acadia of the Lands and Forests for its accomodations directory!

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (CMA 2014) is seeking support from the population of Acadia of the Lands and Forests in order to create a data base for private accommodations. People who have a room(s), house or cottage(s) available for the seventeen days of the CMA 2014 will be able to register simply by filling out the form available on our Web site at: