WAC announces 28 more families to host reunions in 2014
This story has been updated to reflect that 28 families were chosen in this second round, not 27 as previously reported. The names originally listed included everyone, however.
ST. DAVID- At a ceremony in St. David this morning, members of the 2014 World Acadian Congress planning committees announced the next 28 families who will host reunions during the 2014 August event.
Reunions are the cornerstone of the WAC event. Earlier in the planning stages, the organizing committee set a goal of 120 family reunions, each estimated to bring approximately 500 people to the region. With this most recent announcement, a third round of applications has commenced.
The family names announced this morning are as follows:
Allard, location to be announced; Belanger, Fort Kent; Beaupre, Grand Isle; Blanchette, Eagle Lake; Bouchard, Fort Kent; Boudreault, Notre-Dame-dur-e-lac, Quebec; Beaulieu, Portage Lake; Bourgeois, Edmundston, N.B.; Carrier, Grand Isle; Chevarie/Chavarie/Cheverie, Madawaska; Cote, Grand Isle; Corbin, Grand Isle; Cormier, Edmundston, N.B.; Doucette, Grand Isle; Dube, Saint-Juste-du-Lac, Quebec; Geudry/Labine/Petitpas, Van Buren; Gendreau, Grand Isle; Hachez, Temiscouata, Quebec; Lajoie, Cyr Plantation; Lavois, Saint-Louis-du-Ha-Ha, Quebec; Leger/Legere/Trahan, Saint-Jacques and Edmundston, N.B.; Lejeune, Temiscouata, Quebec; Lizotte, Grand Isle; Morrow, Grand Isle; Pellerin, Saint-Eusebe, Quebec; Querry/Turcotte, Saint-Quentin, N.B.; Therrien, Reviere-Verte, N.B.
For more information on the 2014 World Acadian Congress, how to apply to be a reunion family, or for a complete list of families chosen to date, visit http://cma2014.com/en.