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Communities join forces for 50 Years + Games

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The mayors of Edmundston and Dégelis signed a partnership agreement March 7, 2017, to financially and technically support the organization of the 50 Years + Acadie-Québec Games, which will take place from February 8 to 10, 2018.

More than 500 participants are expected in Edmundston and Dégelis for this second edition of the Games. The last Games were held in the Campbellton-Pointe-à-la-Croix area. The opening ceremony of the Games will take place in Dégelis on Feb. 8 and the closing banquet will be held in Edmundston on Feb. 10.

“We are pleased to support the organization of the Games and to work in collaboration with Dégelis. Since the Congrès mondial acadien in 2014, we see how desirable and beneficial it is to work together in the Acadie of lands and forests, especially in the organization of major events like this one,” said Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard.

For the mayor of Dégelis, Normand Morin, the arrival of this activity once again demonstrates that the region of Acadia of the Lands and Forests becomes a destination of choice for major events. “We see more and more organizations signifying their interest in wanting to organize events at home, and that’s good. We have all the assets here to ensure the success of these events, ” Morin said.

About 50 partners representing groups of elders and well-being are involved in the organization of these games. The organizing committee is chaired by co-chairs Richard Bard de Dégelis and Louise Guérette of Edmundston.

During the three days of activities, participants will participate in some 40 sports and wellness activities.

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