August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick

News Release

CMA2019 15aout 600x600July 15, 2019, Moncton, N.-B. – The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is proud to announce that the National Acadian Day celebrations, held on August 15, will be offered free of charge to all who wish to participate.
“Offering the National Acadian Day celebrations at no charge has always been an objective of the organizing committee and, thanks to effective planning and team management, we can make this event available to everyone. From families, to youth, and people from near and far, we want everyone to join us and take part in this celebration,” says Claudette Thériault, Chair of the CMA 2019.
A full day of activities will begin in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, and will conclude in Dieppe, New Brunswick with the big National Acadian Day Show.
Schedule of the day:

10 a.m.: Flag raising at Miscouche church
10:30 a.m.: Mass at Miscouche church

11 a.m.: Unveiling of National Historic Site plaque 
Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral of Moncton
12 p.m.: “Le début de la fête” at Place 1604 in Dieppe
15th finale of Accros de la chanson, contest organized by the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick. 
In the afternoon: Caroline Savoie - Thomé Young - DJ Lu

5 p.m.: Official ceremony, National Acadian Day
Place 1604 in Dieppe

5:55 p.m.: Le Grand Tintamarre 
Departure at Place 1604 in Dieppe
Presented by: Eastlink

7 p.m.: National Acadian Day Show
MusiquArt site, Dieppe
Uni Coopération financière Stage
Featuring: Radio Radio, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Comté de Clare, Jeremy Dutcher, Marc à Paul à Jos, Pierre Kwenders, Roddie Romero, Joseph Edgar, Les Hay Babies, Zachary Richard, Vishtèn, Maggie Savoie, Lisa LeBlanc, Edith Butler and the Greater Moncton Girls + Rock, 1755, Bois Joli, DJ Lu, the National Acadian Day dance troupe, Jass-Sainte Bourque

About Us
The 6th edition of the Congrès mondial acadien will take place from August 10 to August 24, 2019 in Prince Edward Island and Southeastern New Brunswick. The mission of the Congrès mondial acadien is to unite Acadians and all those interested in Acadian culture. For more information about the programming and event, visit

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Marc Poirier
Director of Communications and Marketing
Congrès mondial acadien 2019
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ProgOfficiel CMA2019 5juillet spead 1July 22, 2019, Moncton, NB - The official programming of the CMA 2019 is now available on a variety of platforms, namely online here as well as on the CMA 2019 mobile application (available for IOS and Android).

The official program is also available in print format. It will be included in La Voix Acadienne on Wednesday, July 24, and in L’Acadie Nouvelle on Thursday, July 25, and circulated to subscribers of these newspapers. The official program will also be distributed throughout the host region. Finally, a copy of the official program is now available at the CMA 2019 offices in Moncton and Wellington, and will be also available at event sites in August.

The official programming includes all activities that will take place as part of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 from August 10 to August 24 in Prince Edward Island and Southeastern New Brunswick. It is broken down in five major categories:
  • major events (opening and closing, commemoration day, National Acadian Day celebrations, Extrême Frontière Space)
  • community programming (activities organized by each host municipality in its community)
  • family reunions (36 reunions held throughout the host region)
  • large gatherings (Grand parle-ouère, Paré Pour Youth Event, Women’s Summit, Economic Forum and Intergenerational Day)
  • parallel programming (any other activity held as part of the CMA 2019).
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June 11, 2019, Moncton, N.-B. – The Congrès mondial acadien 2019 is pleased to reveal the details of Le Grand parle-ouère, CMA 2019 People’s Forum, held from August 18 to August 20, in Moncton. A completely revamped format awaits participants, with themed discussions, major conferences and an open forum.

On August 18 and 19, the day will begin with conferences hosted by two renowned guest speakers. These conferences will be an opportunity for people to learn more about some of the topics chosen by the Acadian population.

If these presentations serve to some extent as an introduction to the topics that will be discussed during Le Grand parle-ouère, it’s with the themed discussions that we will get to the heart of the matter. For each topic, two resource persons, one working in the areas of research, the other in field work, will initiate discussions. It will then be the turn of participants to share, discuss and express their views on the topic! These sessions will be moderated by a team of facilitators from across the Maritime provinces: Michel Desjardins (NB), Jacinthe Lemire (PEI), Jason Doiron (NB), Natalie Robichaud (NS) and Ricky Richard (QC). The following video explains how the discussions will be conducted. Click here to view.

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May 30, 2019, Moncton, N.-B. – Today, the Congrès mondial acadien announced the evening shows that will be held this summer at the Extrême frontière space, which will be located downtown Moncton, along Riverfront Park, from August 16 to August 23.

Inspired by large outdoor urban festivals featuring big stages, cultural pavilions and street artists, the Extrême frontière space presented by the city of Moncton will showcase more than fifty artists and musicians, featuring different art forms, ranging from dance and poetry, to video games and visual arts.

The ASURION stage will vibrate to the sound of musicians from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Louisiana, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario every evening of Extrême frontière, from August 16 to August 23, 2019 (see details of programming at the end of the press release). Admission to the shows announced today will require the CMA 2019 pin (see pin details at the end of the press release).

Today’s announcement was made by the Chair of the CMA 2019, Claudette Thériault, and the event’s artistic director, Joseph Edgar, during a performance of the Hôtesses d’Hilaire’s rock opera Viens avec moi. It completes the evening programming of this space, to be launched by Le Show du 25e on August 16, announced last February.

evenement Borden mappeMay 22, 2019, Borden-Carleton, P.E.I. – The programming for the activities taking place on Prince Edward Island this August was launched on Tuesday evening by the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 during a festive event held at the gateway to Prince Edward Island and a news conference inside the Confederation Bridge.

The first part of the CMA 2019 is happening on Prince Edward Island from August 10 to the morning of August 15. As was announced previously, the opening day festivities will get under way at 6 a.m. with a breakfast in Borden-Carleton, during which there will be entertainment, followed by a community fair in Mont-Carmel at 10 a.m. Things then move to Abram-Village for a craft market and a Folk Festival featuring L’enchantement des abeilles, Marcella Richard, Menoncle Jason, Carnaval en Promenade, the Backyard Devils, and Ryan Doucette. To close out the day, there will be a major event on the site of the Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival in Abram-Village, showcasing Barachois, The East Pointers, Arthur Comeau, La Famille Savoy, Lennie Gallant, Acadidanse, Vishtèn, Les Hay Babies, Suroît, and Cajun Country Revival.

famille avec drapeau webMoncton, NB, April 28, 2019 – As part of a large family celebration held today in advance of the Congrès mondial acadien, the Town of Shediac announced a new Carrefour, or hub, for family reunions during the CMA 2019.

The Carrefour is a partnership between Shediac and the Congrès mondial acadien. Il will be located in the Shediac Multipurpose Centre and will provide families with services and space for their reunions. It will be available from August 16 to 20.

“The idea behind the Carrefour was to offer families an option to make it easier for them to organize their reunions,” said Shediac mayor Roger Caissie.

On August 16, the Carrefour will be reserved for families expecting fewer than 100 participants.

The chair of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019, Claudette Thériault, said she was delighted with this CMA 2019 initiative. “The day of August 16 will enable smaller families to have a place at the CMA. We ask that they contact us if they would like to use the
Carrefour facilities.”

For those researching their family history, a genealogy fair will be set up at the Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson at the Université de Moncton. It will be held from August 16 to 23, 2019. It will also be possible to do genealogical research at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island in Miscouche, PEI, throughout the CMA.

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.

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.