August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

News Release

image communiqu operaRock 01Moncton, NB, April 18, 2019 –On May 30 at 8 p.m., the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 will unveil the Extrême frontière space programming during a performance of Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire’s rock opera Viens avec moi at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, NB.

The Extrême frontière space will bring downtown Moncton to life during the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 with booths, pavilions, contemporary art and various stages featuring a wide range of artistic disciplines. In the evening, performances by several headliners will take place on the main stage along Riverfront Park, featuring artists from across the Francophonie. The Extrême frontière space will be open from August 16 to August 23, from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Everyone who purchases a ticket for Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire’s rock opera performance held on May 30 will also get a CMA 2019 pin, giving them access to major opening day events (August 10, Abram-Village), National Acadian Day show (August 15, Dieppe), closing day show (August 24, Shediac), and Extrême frontière space evening shows (with the exception of the August 16 performance).

Tickets for Viens avec moi are now available for purchase on the Capitol Theatre website for $35.

About CMA 2019
The sixth Congrès mondial acadien will take place from August 10 to 24, 2019, on Prince Edward Island and in southeastern New Brunswick. The mission of the Congrès mondial acadien is to bring together Acadians and all those who are passionate about Acadian culture. For more information about programming and events, visit

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Marc Poirier
Director of communications and marketing
Congrès mondial acadien 2019
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lancement grand evenement 9avril en 01Dieppe, NB, April 9, 2019 – The Congrès mondial acadien 2019, during a talk-show style cocktail hour, unveiled its programming of major events that will take place during the most important Acadian gathering of the year.

August 10: the celebration begins in Abram-Village

Opening day festivities will start at 6 a.m. with a musical breakfast in Borden featuring Monique Poirier, Patricia Richard and Corde à vents, followed by a community fair in Mont-Carmel with Les Paloudes, DOC and Cajun Country Revival. Things then move to Abram-Village for a farmers’ market and a Folk Festival featuring Marcella Richard, Menoncle Jason, the Backyard Devils, Carnaval en Promenade and Enchantement des abeilles, with animation by Ryan Doucette. Finally, aer the official opening ceremony, it’s time for the opening show on the Caisse populaire / Credit Union stage, showcasing an exceptional group of artists: Barachois – who are preparing their big comeback to the stage for this event - The East Pointers, Arthur Comeau, Famille Savoy, Lennie Gallant, the CMA dance troupe, Vishtèn and Les Hay Babies. Suroît and Cajun Country Revival will end the evening with a post-show performance.

image carte municipalitsMoncton, NB, March 25, 2019 – From March 11–23, the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 (CMA 2019) unveiled its community programming, together with host
municipalities. Municipalities unveiled the details on the day that corresponds to their day of activities during the CMA 2019 in August.

During the sixth edition of the CMA, each host municipality will have its special day (see calendar). On that day, most of the activities will be taking place in one or two municipalities. Visitors wanting to take part in as many festivities as possible will be able to follow the CMA’s proposed calendar and participate in several of the organized activities without missing anything.

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Moncton, NB, March 6, 2019 – The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is launching an Eco-Friendly Event Guide to support its partners in adopting environmentally friendly practices within their workplace and community.

The Eco-Friendly Guide will be a companion tool for host municipalities, family reunion organizers and all other partners of the CMA 2019. It contains accessible, feasible turnkey solutions aimed at reducing each organization’s footprint through its regular operations and activities.

poster show du 25e webMoncton, NB, February 25, 2019 – Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) 2019 is pleased to announce Le Show du 25e, a spectacular outdoor show celebrating 25 years since the very first Congrès mondial acadien. Set to take place on August 16, 2019, at Riverfront Park in Moncton, New Brunswick, this show will also mark the opening of the Extrême frontière space.

The event will be a celebration of the 25 years of the CMA, which was first held in 1994. The show will feature performers including 1755, Les Méchants Maquereaux, Cayouche, Waylon Thibodeaux, Ronald Bourgeois, Donat Lacroix, Lennie Gallant, Jacques Surette, Annie Blanchard, Jason Guerrette and Zachary Richard. An array of special guests will also make appearances during the evening.

famille avec drapeau webMoncton, January 31, 2019 – Congrès mondial acadien 2019 representatives will travel to Nova Scotia in early February to promote the event and invite people to take part in family reunions.

Yvette Bourque, family reunion coordinator and Justin Mury, director of operations, will hold meetings in four Nova Scotia communities:

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Moncton, November 14, 2018
– The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 unveiled today the concept of its people’s forum to be held on August 18, 19 and 20, 2019 in Moncton, New Brunswick. As a first step in its implementation, the CMA 2019 is launching an online survey to involve the population in selecting the topics to be discussed during the forum.

Le Grand parle-ouère – a name inspired by the citizen cafés of the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick – will be an open forum where thematic discussions and exchanges will take place to learn, share and provide guidance. For the occasion, participants will converge at Université de Moncton, Moncton campus, to exchange on various matters of interest to Acadians and anyone interested in Acadie.
New to this edition: the subjects discussed during the community forum will be selected through an online questionnaire. People will have the opportunity to suggest the themes they find relevant and ultimately choose what they would like to discuss during the event in 2019.

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Moncton, November 6, 2018
 – The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is looking for dynamic and motivated volunteers to join their team! From August 10–24, 2019, experience the sixth edition of the Congrès mondial acadien firsthand, either in Prince Edward Island or Southeastern New Brunswick.

Volunteers will be asked to lend a hand to the CMA 2019 team before and during the event, which will be the largest celebration of Acadian culture in 2019. Those interested in volunteering will have various sectors to choose from, including reception, backstage, bar, tickets, transportation, media and many more. 

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Moncton, September 28, 2018
– Tonight, the Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) 2019 announced the program for its sixth edition to be held from August 10-24, 2019 in Prince Edward Island and Southeastern New Brunswick. This edition, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the CMA, will be modern, inclusive and open to the world and just as traditional as it will be contemporary, characterizing today’s Acadie.

Far from being an ordinary program launch, the launch show held at the Capitol Theatre during the joint AGM of the CMA 2019 and the Société Nationale de l’Acadie provided guests and the general public with entertainment, including music and videos, to give an overview of the CMA 2019 programming. Artists 112 accords, Fayo, Jass-Sainte Bourque and Lisa LeBlanc as well as retired meteorologist, William Bourque, rounded out the show.

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Moncton, September 21, 2018
– The Congrès mondial acadien (CMA) 2019 is launching a teaching guide for host region francophone school districts in Prince Edward Island and Southeastern New Brunswick. The teaching guide, in preparation for the CMA 2019, is a resource developed to help education professionals to promote the event among education workers in the host regions.

The 45-page guide deals with various themes related to Acadie and the CMA, including cultural identity, history, language, art, and the future of Acadie. Each section in the guide suggests activities for students from kindergarten to grade 12. The purpose of the guide is not only to provide resources to teachers in preparation for the CMA 2019 but also to have students at all levels reflect on various topics.

“As the inclusion and importance of youth are part of the CMA 2019’s vision, education is an important gateway to give next generations a vision of a traditional and contemporary Acadie,” says CMA 2019 Chair, Claudette Thériault.