July 23, 2012

JULY 28 – HOUMA EVENT REMINDER – Saturday, July 28, 2012 – from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Please join the Breaux and other Acadian families at the Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, 7910 Park Avenue, Houma, LA 70364, phone 985/580-7200. Light refreshments will be served in the Museum conference room. On the Museum site is the Acadian Odyssey Monument. Please join us on this special day set aside to remember all Acadians who suffered and died during Le Grand Derangement in 1755. Also plan to attend mass with us at 4:00 p.m. For additional details, refer to the July 2012 Breaux du Monde newsletter or email us at breauxdumonde@cox.net http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/grand-pre-in-nova-scotia-named-world-heritage-site-1.860717#ixzz1zOpqhk00

July 01, 2012


Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia is now Canada’s 16th world heritage location after being recognized by the United Nations' scientific and cultural agency.

The federal government said Saturday that UNESCO declared Grand Pre a world heritage site because of its “exceptional” cultural characteristics that are important for present and future generations.

“This worldwide recognition states that the landscape of Grand Pre is a cultural place of outstanding universal value,” Environment and Parks Canada Minister Peter Kent said in a statement.

In the 17th century, the area was settled by French colonists, later known as Acadians.

“For us, I think it’s a new step, a new beginning for the Acadian population, and we’re certainly proud of that,” Rene Legere, president of the National Acadian Society, told CTV Atlantic.

Local residents worked with First Nations and Acadian groups to get Grand Pre recognized as a heritage site.

The co-chair of that committee, Peter Herbin, carried on the work of his grandfather.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/grand-pre-in-nova-scotia-named-world-heritage-site-1.860717#ixzz1zOr4CY4C


The bronze sculpture by artists Jules Lasalle and André Fournelle, depicting the expulsion of the Acadians which started in 1755, graces the landscape at Grand Pre in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley in this file photo. (Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/grand-pre-in-nova-scotia-named-world-heritage-site-1.860717#ixzz1zOpqhk00