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National Acadian Day
August 15, 2020
The Government of Canada Helps Celebrate National Acadian Day 2020
From: Canadian Heritage
MONCTON, New Brunswick, July 15, 2020
National Acadian Day has been celebrated on August 15 every year since 1881. The current situation will change the way people celebrate this year, but provides an extraordinary opportunity to highlight the rich and unique culture of the Acadian people.
Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced funding of $471,950 to help more than 60 communities in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario celebrate National Acadian Day.
This amount includes $250,000 that will enable the Aberdeen Cultural Centre and Festival Acadie Rock team to produce the main National Acadian Day show, which will be broadcast by Radio-Canada.
Funding to promote National Acadian Day celebrations is provided through Canadian Heritage’s Celebration and Commemoration Program.