Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of National Acadian Day

OTTAWA, Aug. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - I am delighted to mark National Acadian Day. I believe that different cultures, languages and traditions enrich our nation tremendously.

For hundreds of years, Canada has benefited from the unique perspective and significant contribution of the Acadian people. Their fascinating and moving history includes their original migration from France, their deportation in 1755 and their subsequent return to the Atlantic region after 1763, followed by the Acadian renaissance. Their resilience is a source of inspiration, and today, Acadians continue to demonstrate a remarkable sense of identity.   

On this special day, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to the Acadian community. Let us take this opportunity to celebrate this vibrant culture!

David Johnston

Each year, National Acadian Day is celebrated on August 15.

 

SOURCE Governor General

For further information: Media information: Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280, julie.rocheleau@gg.ca; Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter

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