The Great Acadien Awakening’s mission is to awaken the population of Louisiana, primarily those of Acadien descent and the youth, to the realization that our language, culture and coastal lands are being threatened. We intend to seek support, partnerships, solutions, and concerted plans of action through large gatherings with Acadians and their friends from all over the world.
“Come explore and celebrate OUR Acadian culture” PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
October 7, 2011 - Open Ceremony and Unveiling of Acadian Monument in New Orleans, Louisiana. (To be confirmed)
October 8, 2011 - Discover New Orleans.
October 9, 2011 - Opening Ceremony and Conference about Protection of the Environment in Houma, Louisiana.
October 10, 2011 - Discover Houma and the Bayou Region.
October 11, 2011 - Ceremony and Conference in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
October 12, 2011 - Discover Lake Charles and its surrounding areas.
October 13, 2011 - Ceremony and Conference in Lafayette, Louisiana.
October 14, 2011 - Discover Lafayette and its surrounding areas with the Grand Rallaye d’Automobile/Opening concert of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles/Opening of the Camp des Cadiens.
October 15, 2011 - Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Girard Park, Lafayette, LA (www.festivalsacadiens.com)/Workshop about New Technologies and Acadian Heritage/Fête des Cadiens (at the Camp des Cadiens).
October 16, 2011 - French Mass, Acadian Processional (Mardi Gras, Tintamarre, Mi-Carême, Guillonnée)/ Festivals Acadiens et Créoles/Closing Ceremony.
The event will focus on showcasing the regional culture and developing closer ties between all Acadians throughout the world by hosting: * Seminars * Lectures * Family Reunions * Concerts * Many Other Cultural Activities *
A large place will be reserved for our friends from L'Acadie des Terres et Forêts who will be invited to promote the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014
Thank you to our partners: Société Nationale de l’Acadie and all its member organizations, Zachary Richard and Action Cadienne, CODOFIL, Festival Acadien de Clare, Madawaska Acadian Festival, Festival en chanson de Petite Vallée, France-Louisiane-Frano-Américanie, Les Amitiés Acadiennes, Louisiane-Bretagne-Acadie, Les Cousins Acadiens du Poitou, Canadian and Lousiana twinned cities
For More Information Contact:
Ray Trahan, President of Louisiane – Acadie, Inc.
Phone: (337) 288-2681
Brenda Trahan, Director of GRA2011
Valerie Broussard, Director of Youth Programming for GRA2011
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