Acadian community, Summerside forging closer ties
Summerside’s Committee of Council has recommended that a proposed collaboration agreement between the city and La Belle-Alliance be accepted.
La Belle-Alliance is a Summerside-area advocacy group for Acadians and francophones. Some of its representatives proposed the collaboration agreement to council at a previous meeting.
The agreement would be a commitment from both groups to work closer together to offer French services and attract French-focused tourism and special events.
The motion to make the recommendation was passed unanimously by the committee. The full council will vote later this month whether to accept the recommendation.
If it does, the collaboration agreement would be valid until March 31, 2022.
La Belle-Alliance estimates that about one-third of all Summerside area residents are of Acadian and French heritage.