Three Cape Breton projects get funding
Money raised from sale of Acadian flag licence plates
Three Cape Breton communities were among those to share in funding from the Vive l’Acadie Community Fund for Acadian and francophone culture.
Le Centre communautaire Étoile de l’Acadie in Sydney received $1,500 for an
artistic day camp and a day to celebrate Acadian Heritage while La Société Saint-Pierre in Chéticamp got $2,050 for the opening gala to celebrate the 40th edition of Festival de l’Escaouette. La Picasse, Centre communautaire culturel in Petit-de-Grat received $1,550 to celebrate the heritage of Gonzague.
The money for these projects come from money collected from the sale and renewal of more than 600 Acadian flag li- cence plates between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. About $20,200 has been raised for a wide variety of community cul- tural projects.
“The Vive l’Acadie Community Fund offers people an opportunity to contribute to projects in their community and show their pride in being
Acadian,” said Lisette Aucoin-Bourgeois, executive director of La Société Saint-Pierre. “The Société Saint-Pierre is very proud to be the organization within the Acadian Community of Chéticamp to be given the
responsibility of organizing a special project for the enjoyment of people who live there. Our 40th edition of the Festival de l’Escaouette Gala is sure to please.”
To get your own Acadian flag licence plate, go to http://accessns.ca/acadian-flag-plate.