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Lafayette, Friday, Mar. 3 – 10:45 a.m. Lafayette City-Parish Hall
Lafayette Consolidated Government will raise the flag of the OIF, the International Organization of La Francophonie to underscore the importance and significance of French language and culture to our area.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For details, contact Roxsan Godeaux (337) 291-5474,
St. Martinville, Saturday, March 18, 2023
Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Acadian Memorial, 121 S. New Market Street, St. Martinville, LA
Blanchard & Vincent families to be honored.
Contact Tracy Federick firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette, March 25 & 26 – Pétanque Tournament
Come celebrate all things pétanque in Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, for its 12th annual tournament and festival.
No matter your skill level, you are welcomed to come pass a good time with us.
Please notify your friends and family that La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette (The Cajun Boule of Lafayette) is sponsoring the tournament on the last weekend in March on 25 and 26, 2023.
Contact: Mike LeBlanc, Captain
La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette
For tickets and information about our unique tournament:
Loreauville, Thursday, April 27, 2023
Acadian Odyssey Monument Unveiling – 10:00 a.m. [tentative date & time]
Highway 344 at Bayou Teche, one block off Main Street
St. Martinville, Saturday, May 6, 2023
“Collecting Cousins: Starting a Family Organization.” Presentation at the Library in St. Martinville, 10a.m.-12, coffee at 9:30 a.m. Contact Gayle Breaux Smith for details: email@example.com
Acadian Nation, Friday, July 28, 2023
Acadian Day of Remembrance
On July 28, 1755, the British Crown made the decision to deport the Acadian people.
Through the efforts of Warren Perrin, commencing in 2005, July 28 of every year as will be “A Day
of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval”.
Vermilionville, Sunday, August 13, 2023
Acadian Culture Day
300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
St. Martinville, Tuesday, August 15, 2023
National Day of the Acadians
Date chosen in 1881 at the first National Convention of the Acadians held in Memramcook, New Brunswick, to coincide with the feast day of Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of the Acadians.
La Fête de Dieu du Teche – Boat procession on Bayou Teche from Leonville to St. Martinville followed by a mass in French at St. Martin de Tours Catholiic Church, Main St., St. Martinville
Raceland, Tuesday, August 15 2023
French Mass at St. Hilary the Poitiers Catholic Church, 333 Twin Oaks Drive, Raceland ph: 985.537.6002
Clare & Argyle, Nova Scotia, August 10-18, 2024
Congrès Mondial Acadien
The Congrès Mondial Acadien, or World Acadian Congress, is an international gathering of Acadians from around the world, held every 5 years. Its mission is to fortify the ties among Acadian communities around the globe.
Contact: Sally Kenney, Family Reunions Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvin Leger and friends are working to form a group of friends of all ages called LA Voyageurs.
This group would represent the Voyageurs of Canada in the 1600 through the 1800s who used canoes to bring furs and goods to the dock markets. The fur trade began in the 1600s in what is now Canada. It continued for more than 250 years.
The vision for this group would be to create a group of friends who would like to dress in period clothing that represent the French and / or Canadian families who migrated to Louisiana in the 1600’s and 1700’s. How original or elaborate your costume is up to you.
With this group we would create an e-mail list of all who are interested then send out an e-mail to the group for any event that we are interested in attending. No attendance is required.
If you are interested in becoming an LA Voyageurs, please provide your email address to Calvin Leger: email@example.com