Seminars on Energy, Local Governance and Parks during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014!

A green, sustainable and ecoresponsible Acadie: Towards the future of energy
August 20 - 21 – Mont-Citadelle Touristic Station

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The seminar on Energy will be an opportunity to address the challenges of sustainable development and the different sources of renewable energy. Participants will learn about the latest discoveries and achievements in the field of green energy. The conference will therefore provide an exhibition of different technologies that allow consumers to better manage their energy consumption. Thereafter, the state of the situation on the territory of Acadia of the Lands and Forests, community development projects, sustainable energy policies and emerging technologies in the field of energy and an opening conference on how to build energy eco houses will be presented to participants. Finally, during the second day, participants will have the opportunity to attend a panel with leading figures in the field of energy and, to close the conference, a visit will be offered to the Témiscouata wind park.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear Mr. Michel Losier, Director – PowerShift Atlantic Program for NB Power, Mr. Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Vice-President – Public and Governmental Affairs for Hydro-Québec and Mr. Hugues Girardin, Vice-President –Development for Boralex.

Common reality and shared challenges: A call for collaboration
August 22 - 23 – BeauLieu Culturel Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac

The local governance seminar wants to be a unifying and festive event to inspire and create lasting relationships between the three regions of Acadia of the Lands and Forests. In addition, the conference is a place for reflection on common issues in local governance in all three regions, and elsewhere. Although the three regions are separated by boundaries that sometimes seem insurmountable, they nevertheless share a common reality amid rural economy and agroforestry. These shared realities are such that the three regions face the same challenges of governance.

During the two-day conference, participants will have the opportunity to attend various panels and conferences, with leaders such as Mr. Jean-Paul L'Allier, former mayor of the city of Quebec, Mr. Cyrille Simard, Mayor of Edmundston and Mr. Jason Godin, Mayor of the village of Maisonnette.

The place of parks in the 21st century
August 16 - 17 – Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

Parks are important tools for the preservation of our heritage and culture. The Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata will offer visitors a popular conference during which scientists and artists will be included to enrich the summer program. This event is an opportunity for sharing, education and collaboration among various parks around two important themes: Nature and Culture. The participants will have the opportunity to assist at a conference by Mr. Serge Bouchard, Anthropologist and Animator, and listen to anecdotes from storytellers such as Mr. Kevin Arseneau from New Brunswick and Mr. Gregory Chabot from Maine.

For more information on the programming of these three seminars, consult the CMA 2014 website at Interested persons may also register now at

About the CMA...

Le Congrès mondial acadien is a grand reunion that happens every five years that calls for the Acadian diaspora around the world. Several activities will be offered for more than two weeks, from August 8 to 24, 2014 The event is based on community involvement and allows to assert its culture, heritage and attractions .

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For more information or interview requests, please contact:

France Le Moignan - Communications Coordinator - CMA 2014

[email protected] ; Tél. : (506) 737-2014 poste 5436