Newsletter June 3 2013

Word of the Week

Did you guess what last week's word «chaculot » meant?
Definition : Nickname that is given to the newborn of the youngest of the family

This week… 
What does the word «aplangir» mean?
Sentence: Je me suis acheté un terrain, il faut que j'appelle quelqu'un pour le faire aplangir?


Column: Towards the CMA 2014!

One-way ticket to Acadia of the Lands and Forests!

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...


Launching of the CMA 2014 Theme Song: "Mon tour de te bercer" 

The theme song of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 "Mon tour de te bercer" was launched on May 22, with several people attending the first live, public rendition of the song in Acadia of the Lands and Forests. Read more...


Theme Song: the CMA 2014 solicits the help of the public for its video clip

The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 wants to introduce and share the public's Acadia for the creation of the theme song's video. At this stage, production is in the works for a video clip for the song Mon tour de te bercer, which was launched on May 22, in Edmundston. Read more... 


Maine's August 15, show moves to the Multi-Purpose Bulding Grounds

At the last meeting of the Executive Committee of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (CMA 2014), it was decided to relocate the show of August 15, 2014, which was to be presented on a site in the St. David sector, on the grounds adjacent to the Multi-Purpose Building on 7th Avenue in Madawaska. Read more...


The CMA 2014, on the road with the tour "3 artists, 3 territoires"

Pascal Lejeune, Patrice Michaud and Denny Breau are taking to the road this summer for the tour "3 artists, 3 territories", from July 4 to July 19, 2013. Sponsored by the Heritage and Outdoor projects of the Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) 2014, this unifying initiative will allow the three artists to perform on 12 stages in Acadia of the Atlantic, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in Québec and in the state of Maine in the United States. Read more...


Festival acadien de la Nouvelle-Acadie

Some of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014's team members were present at the fundraising dinner for the Festival acadien de la Nouvelle-Acadie of Lanaudière that was held at the Montcalm Golf Club in Saint-Liguori, QC on May 24. An invitation has been extended to the 200 participants to come and celebrate in Acadia of the Lands and Forests at the upcoming Congrès mondial acadien 2014. We thank the President of the Festival Mrs. Évangéline Richard and the Honorary Chairman, Mr. Serge Brière for their warm welcome. The Congrès mondial acadien 2014 will be at the 13th edition of the Festival acadien de la Nouvelle Acadie next August 4 to 11 in the area of Saint-Jacques, Sainte-Marie-Salomé, Saint-Alexis and Saint-Ligouri which form together the region of the Nouvelle-Acadie (


Franco-American Day

A group of celebrants from the St. John Valley travelled to Augusta on Wednesday, May 14, to participate in Franco-American Day. They were there to celebrate the induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame of Rev. Jacques LaPointe from Madawaska and of the late Leon Guimond from Frenchville.

From left are Susan Tardie of Fort Kent, Gordon Soucy of Grand Isle, Richard Frank of Van Buren, George Dumont of Fort Kent, president of the Maine Regional Committee of the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014, the Rev. Jacques LaPointe of Madawaska, Linda M. Cyr of Madawaska, Don Levesque of Saint-Basile, NB, vice-president of the MRCC, Lorraine Levesque of Saint-Basile, NB, Lorraine Pelletier-Marston of St. Agatha, CMA 2014 Maine coordinator, and Dick Marston of St. Agatha. Kneeling are MRCC intern Mélanie-Ève Bourque of Edmundston, NB, and Lois Muller of Madawaska.


Exhibit for the "Grosses Têtes"

Come and see what everyone is talking about: the Grosses Têtes for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 Tintamarre Parade. We will also have a wine and cheese.

Date: Friday, June 7, 2013
Time: 6-8 pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Location: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce (356 Main St, Madawaska, ME)

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Private Accomodations

You want to open your house to visitors during the 2014 festivities? The team of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 invites you to fill out the form intended to people who want to offer one or more guest rooms in their private residence or to rent a house or summer cottage during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (CMA 2014), from August 8th to 24th, 2014. Read more...


Ouellet.te Family Gathering

To prepare the Ouellet.te family gathering to be held in Saint-Hilaire (NB) on August 16 and 17th during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, there will be an important meeting for those who would like to join the organizing committee. This meeting will be held Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany in Edmundston, NB. Welcome to all!


Job Offer - Assistant - Logistic Department

Under the supervision of the Director of Logistics of the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 (CMA 2014), the person hired will work in collaboration with the Logistics team of the CMA 2014, in support to their many initiatives while coordinating the volunteer. Read more...


Job Offer - Women's Summit Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick, the person hired will organize the Women's Summit held during theCongrès mondial acadien de 2014. See Job Offer


Job Offer- Executive Director of the Société Nationale de l'Acadie

The tasks of the Executive Director are, among others, yo make recommendations to the Board of Directors  and ensure implementation of policies and decisions made thereunder; to develop and maintain effective relationships with various governmental bodies; to manage financial and human resources; to develop and implement policies governing the tasks force committees and commissions, to develop and maintain relations between the SNA and member associations, associate members as well as the francophone community in Canada and elsewhere. See Job Offer