Make some noise

Evan­ge­line re­gion cel­e­brates Aca­dian na­tional hol­i­day and Canada 150

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A multi-coloured “tintamarre’’ (noise pa­rade), an outdoor folk mu­sic con­cert and lots of Aca­dian food will be part of the mix to help the Evan­ge­line re­gion cel­e­brate in Au­gust.

The rea­son for the cel­e­bra­tion is none other than the Aca­dian na­tional hol­i­day and Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary. All of the fun takes place Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m.

The all-ages party is at the Aca­dian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage in Abram-Vil­lage, fea­tur­ing the mu­sic of Que­bec band ´E-T-´E, lo­cal youth band Palou’des and the tra­di­tional band of Gary Gal­lant, fid­dler Peter Arse­nault and his brother Al­bert and sis­ter Héléne, both of Bara­chois fame. Ad­mis­sion is free.

The evening be­gins with a “tintamarre’’ noise pa­rade, which will go around the neigh­bour­ing Evan­ge­line Recre­ation Cen­tre and back to the ter­race. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to dress up in Aca­dian or Cana­dian colours to par­tic­i­pate and bring along noise­mak­ers.

That will be fol­lowed by a fla­grais­ing cer­e­mony, a few words of wel­come and then a three-part con­cert.

For chil­dren, there will be arts and crafts, face-paint­ing and a visit from TV char­ac­ters Paw Pa­trol. Chil­dren will get an op­por­tu­nity to dance with the char­ac­ters and get their pictures taken with them.

There will also be hot dogs and ham­burg­ers on the bar­be­cue while Vil­lage mu­si­cal aca­dien will be sell­ing a va­ri­ety of Aca­dian dishes as well as clams and oys­ters. A few peo­ple from the Young Mil­lion­aires Pro­gram will also be on hand to sell their wares.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Ray­mond J. Arse­nault, from left, co-or­di­na­tor of the Aca­dian and Fran­co­phone Cham­ber of Com­merce of P.E.I., Nick Arse­nault, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Con­seil sco­laire-com­mu­nau­taire Évangé­line, and Mar­cel Bernard, pres­i­dent of the Aca­dian Mu­si­cal Vil­lage, in­vite ev­ery­one to par­tic­i­pate in their joint cel­e­bra­tions of the Aca­dian na­tional hol­i­day and Canada 150 in Abram-Vil­lage Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m.

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