August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
Caissie and Roger Family Reunion
Grande-Digue (NB): August 16 - 17

CaissieGeneral Information

Our family reunion will take place on August 16th and 17th at the Grande-Digue Community Center in Southeast New Brunswick. Grande-Digue is located on the coast near Shediac, about 20 km east of Moncton. Pre-registration is mandatory for anyone wishing to participate in the August 16th activities and the meal on the 17th. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after June 30, 2019, which is also the deadline to pre-register and order the family book. It will still be possible to register on site for the August 17th activities (except the meal) at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16 years of age.
Friday, August 16th

Discover a part of ancient Acadia by visiting the national historical sites of the Chignecto Isthmus area, including Fort Beauséjour and Beaubassin. You will also have a chance to walk the grounds of La Butte à Roger, once the home place of our ancestors, Roger Kessy and Marie Françoise Poirier. Registration fees for the day are $20 per person, which includes admission and transportation by bus. Participants will be responsible for their lunch, and should bring their rain gear in case of inclement weather. Because seating is limited on the bus, participants should register for this activity as soon as possible.

8:30 am:
Arrival at the Grande-Digue Community Center next to the parish church

9:00 am:
Departure for Fort Beauséjour and La Butte à Roger

12:30 pm:
Lunch at the Irving Restaurant

2:00 pm:
Visit of the Beaubassin National Historic Site

4:30 pm:
Arrival at the Grande-Digue Community Center

Saturday, August 17th

All activities will take place at the Grande-Digue Community Center or at a walking distance from this location. Registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 16 years of age. These fees cover the supper (spaghetti) and all activities scheduled on August 17th, except for drinks at the bar. The local museum offers participants a glance at the way of life of local Acadians in the 1800s and 1900s. Information on the family genealogy will also be available.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:
- Arrival and registration
- Visit of the Grande-Digue museum
- Genealogy sessions

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:
- Mass at the nearby church

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm:

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm:
- Annual general meeting

8:00 pm:
- Evening of entertainment with music and cash bar

Family Book

The family book (French) by Vincent Caissie has to be ordered in advance at a cost of $70. Containing more than 100 pages of descriptive historical facts regarding Acadia and our family, and more than 600 pages of genealogical information, we consider it to be of great value. Since the price does not cover shipping and handling, the book must be pre-ordered on this website and picked up on August 17th during the reunion. For home deliveries, shipping and handling costs will apply so ordering must be made by contacting us through our website ( no later than June 30, 2019. A special edition of the book, excluding the family genealogy, will also be available at a cost of $20.


For more information:
Ronald Caissie
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