Statement by Premier King on National Acadian Day
Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island and Minister Responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs issued the following statement on National Acadian Day:
“For close to 20 years, we have recognized August 15 as National Acadian Day.
Also known as the Quinzou, it is a day for members of the Acadian and francophone community in Prince Edward Island to open their arms to their fellow Islanders and celebrate together everything that makes their community so vibrant.
Acadians, Francophones and French-speaking Islanders are known for their joie de vivre and there is no better display of this than through the liveliness of the tintamarre and of the proud singing of Ave Maris Stella.
As we continue to reopen our province safely with the easing of public health measures, I encourage all residents and visitors to take the opportunity to celebrate this important day with the culturally rich Island Acadian and Francophone family. This year, a Franco-Tour will take place August 13 to 15, with activities in Tignish, Abram-Village, Summerside, Rustico, Charlottetown and Rollo Bay. Islanders are invited to take part in Acadian flag raising ceremonies, in storytelling and musical soirees and events for the entire family.
Happy National Acadian Day. Vive l’Acadie!”
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