Prince Edward Island celebrates National Acadian Day

Deputy Premier Darlene Compton issued the following statement recognizing National Acadian Day on August 15:

“National Acadian Day is a special day to celebrate the Acadian and francophone community of Prince Edward Island. Their historical legacy and cultural richness continue to have a strong presence across our province.

Though we will miss hearing the cheers and noisemakers of the tintamarre and Ave Maris Stella sung proudly through the streets of Island communities from tip to tip this year, the events will be no less of a celebration of the vibrant spirit of these incredible people. This summer, in particular, Acadians, Francophones and French-speaking Islanders intend on highlighting a very important historical milestone: the 300th anniversary since calling Prince Edward Island their home. 

I encourage all Islanders to take part in the many celebrations the Acadian and Francophone community have organized for us all to enjoy. Let’s discover together the uniqueness of a community known for their warmth, their culture and infectious joie de vivre. Happy National Acadian Day. Vive l’Acadie!

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