August 15, 2017 - Canadians celebrate Acadia! - Fondation Dialogue

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue will mark Acadian Day in the National Capital Region on August 15, 2017, for Canadians Celebrate Acadia initiative.

On Tuesday, August 15, discover a day of activities for all tastes and all ages!

From 10:00 am, Canadians Celebrate Acadia begin with a Tintamarre at the MosaïCanada site in Gatineau involving hundreds of young people of the day camps. This will be followed by several activities for the participants.

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At 6pm, the party begins with a big Tintamarre, where all citizens are invited. Starting at 8:30 pm, attend a free show featuring a dozen Canadian and Acadian artists. Comme see Roch Voisine, Kevin Parent, Kim Richardson, Patsy Gallant, Joey Robin Haché, Lulu Hughes, and many other. * Bring your own chairs if you want to sit during the show.

|BROADCASTING LIVE| AUGUST 15, 8:30 pm

We are proud to present the Canadians Celebrate Acadia live show on this Web page. Come back and see us from across the country at 8:30 (Ottawa time) to experience this important cultural moment!

 

Initiative goals

The Acadians were the first Europeans to settle on the territory that would later become Canada. For the first time, the National Capital will host a unique event to recognize and celebrate how Acadians have helped build our country.

This initiative will make it possible to learn about Acadian contributions to Canada’s cultural fabric, while recognizing the historical presence of Acadians in Canada and appreciating the uniqueness of Acadian culture in all its diversity. It will also allow residents of the region to discover and celebrate this important day.

Did you know…

The Foundation was created in 2004 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada.

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Dans le cadre des célébrations du Canada 150, la Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures soulignera le 15 août 2017 la fête nationale de l’Acadie dans la région de la capitale nationale.

 

Dans le cadre des célébrations du Canada 150, la Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures soulignera le 15 août 2017 la fête nationale de l’Acadie dans la région de la capitale nationale.

Dans le cadre des célébrations du Canada 150, la Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures soulignera le 15 août 2017 la fête nationale de l’Acadie dans la région de la capitale nationale.

Dans le cadre des célébrations du Canada 150, la Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures soulignera le 15 août

Did you know?

August 15 is Acadian Day! Although it is primarily observed in the Acadian communities of Atlantic Canada, Acadian Day is celebrated across the country. The date was chosen at the First National Acadian Convention, held in Memramcook, New Brunswick, in 1881. It coincides with Assumption Day—the feast day of Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of Acadia.

Every year, on August 15, Acadian communities from Caraquet to Saint John, and from Halifax to Summerside display their passion and pride as they celebrate their language and culture.

Programmation jeunesse

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Youth program

In collaboration with the Association acadienne de la région de la capitale nationale, the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue is organizing a special tintamarre on August 15 for youth attending day camps in Ottawa and Gatineau. Tintamarres are a traditional way of celebrating Acadian Day. Young people are invited to meet at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, starting at 10 a.m. The tintamarre will take place on the MosaïCanada site around 10:30 a.m. The event will also include several other activates for youth, like Electro picnic and a show.

Get ready to make some noise!

To ensure that participants are well prepared for the tintamarre, we have published a facilitation guide for day camp leaders. The guide features a range of group activities and crafts for youth, along with a strong dash of Acadian history. To download the guide:

Programmation jeunesse

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Evening program

On August 15 at 6 p.m., the Grand Tintamarre will begin on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, heading to Jacques-Cartier Park by way of ByWard Market.

Come celebrate Acadian Day with us!

Starting at 6 p.m. on Parliament Hill (Grand Tintamarre)

Show starting at 8:30 p.m.:

The show will feature an array of Francophone, Anglophone and Acadian artists who will pay tribute to Acadia with a range of diverse programming.

Featuring Roch Voisine, Kevin Parent, Breen Leboeuf, Lulu Hughes, Patsy Galant, Kim Richardson and many more!

Bring your own chairs if you want to sit during the show.

Concession stands will be offering Acadian and Canadian dishes from 7 pm!

All the show will be broadcast live on this Web page.

For more information, contact the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue by phone at 613-241-6055 or by email at info@fondationdialogue.ca.

 

Thanks to our partners

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