August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

Gauvin Main Logo 54Gauvin Family Reunion

Moncton/Dieppe (NB) : August 16-17, 2019

Program for the Grand Reunion

In 2019, the Gauvin family will celebrate two grand events: (1) the Congrès mondial acadien and (2) the 250th of the arrival of the Gauvins in Acadie! 250 years ago, this year, the Gauvins set foot for the first time in Acadie. Do you realize how lucky we are to have such an important (Gauvin) milestone coincide with a Congrès mondial acadien and to boot, the CMA 2019 is being held in the very same area that served as the gateway to the Gauvins in Acadie!

Let’s not forget that the Gauvins have been in America for more than 350 years now. In fact, a celebration for the 350th wedding anniversary of the Gauvin pioneer, Jean, married to the Parisian orphan Anne Magnan, was held in Quebec City in 2015. During the French regime, the family stayed within the territorial limits of the Saint Lawrence valley. But after the War of the Conquest, in 1769, three great-grand-children of Jean and Anne left Canada (Quebec) with their mother and stepfather, an Acadian refugee, to settle in former Acadie in around the Bend area (Moncton). A few years later, a first cousin arrived in Caraquet and afterwards a distant cousin settled in Saint Basile.

Friday – August 16, 2019
Moncton Community Peace Centre
150 Queen Street (Use Queen Street Atrium Entrance)
City parking area behind the Centre or Church Street Parkade - $3 for evening after 6 pm, for both these parking places.

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm:
- Registration
- Opening Event
- Wine and Cheese
- Exhibitors
- Genealogy
- Activities

Saturday – August 17, 2019
Moncton Community Peace Centre
150 Queen Street (Use Queen Street Atrium Entrance)
City parking area behind the Centre or Church Street Parkade - Free all day Saturday for both these parking places.

9:00 am:
- Registration
- Exhibitors
- Genealogy
- Other activities

10:00 am:
- Celebration, Gauvin in Acadie
Presentations and interactive activities for all ages

12:00 pm:
- Free time (Inspiration Café available on site)

1:30 pm:
- Inductions to the Hall of Fame
Three new inductees will be named to the Gauvins of America Hall of Fame: Pascal Gauvin; Séraphie Gauvin-Duguay; Lumina Gauvin

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm:
- General Assembly of the Gauvins of America

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm:
- 250th Anniversary Banquet
Centre of arts and culture Dieppe
331, avenue de l’Acadie, Dieppe
Free parking nearby. Buffet in the Atrium of the Centre of arts and culture Dieppe, prepared and presented by Chef Gaston catering. Cash bar on site.

Sunday – August 18, 2019

If there’s enough interest, we can organize an outing in Albert County, Steeves House Museum and/or Rocks at Hopewell Cape.

Other Activities
Don’t forget to visit in Moncton: The Extrême frontière space which is taking place in the downtown area. As well, the Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral, a national historic monument.
A Grand traditional noise parade (Tintamarre) with mega concert will be held in Dieppe on Thursday August 15.

Register Here!

For additional information on the Grand Reunion:
Raymond Gauvin : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Association of the Gauvins of America