Make some noise
Evangeline region celebrates Acadian national holiday and Canada 150
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.
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.