Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 03:30pm
La Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin (SSTA), the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean and the Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard present a day of festivities to celebrate the National Acadian Day. On August 15, the Island community is invited to join in the provincial celebration of the Acadian culture and history in Charlottetown, the host region for the 2018 edition.
The festivities will begin with a tintamarre (loud cheers parade), departing at 3:30 pm from Peakes Quay and heading to Victoria Row. An official ceremony will be held in the presence of government dignitaries and various partners. The day will continue with music and activities for the entire family.
At 5 pm, the Fédération culturelle will present a performance of the Carnaval en Promenade, a combination of dance, music and circus acts. Attendees can stay on Victoria Row for an evening concert starting at 6 pm and featuring Karine Gallant, Zakk Cormier, Mario Robichaud, and les Faux Pas.
“La SSTA is very pleased to collaborate again this year with the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean and the Fédération culturelle, to present this program marked by many celebrations for the National Acadian Day,” says SSTA president Guy LaBonté.
The City of Charlottetown and the CMA2019 are also partners for this event. August 15 will initiate the start of the activities one year before the Congrès mondial acadien, which will be held in Prince Edward Island and Southeastern New Brunswick.
The official celebrations will be accompanied by other National Acadian Day activities in the other Acadian regions of P.E.I. Check the SSTA website www.ssta.org for details and updates.