January 02, 2012
The region of Acadia of the Lands and Forests has been selected by the «Société Nationale de l’Acadie» to host the next World Acadian Congress (WAC) in 2014.
Our region encompasses the counties of Victoria, Restigouche and Madawaska in New Brunswick, as well as Maine’s Aroostook County in the United States and the Témiscouata county in Québec. This region covers an area of about 13 250 km2 and includes nearly 100 000 inhabitants grouped in 50 municipalities.
The WAC is a major event which attracts over 50,000 visitors and more than 300,000 entries to the activities. Held every five years since 1994 for two to three weeks in August (including August 15 - the Acadian National Day) the celebration brings together Acadians and friends from around the world.
The WAC will be held from August 8 to 24, 2014.
The theme for the 2014 congress is: Acadia of the World ... A new Acadia!