Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to an event in Grand Parade on Friday, Aug. 14, to celebrate Acadian culture with the Francophone community.
Held one day in advance of National Acadian Day (Aug. 15), the community event in Grand Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and include remarks by Mayor Mike Savage, the raising of the Acadian flag and a musical performance by award-winning artist Maxim Cormier.
This marks the third year that the municipality has held a flag-raising ceremony to mark National Acadian Day.
With approximately 11,000 residents that identify themselves as Acadian and Francophone, as well as 46,000 that consider themselves bilingual, the French-speaking community is vibrant and active in Halifax, contributing to the region’s diversity as well as its economic and cultural development.
The municipality would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre (CCGH) in producing the event in Grand Parade. Representatives from CCGH participate in a committee that was created in the spring of 2013 to improve lines of communication between the Francophone community and municipal government. The committee also includes municipal staff, representatives from the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP), as well as students and parents of the CSAP.
For more information about the Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre and planned celebrations for National Acadian Day please visit www.ccgh.ca.