Canada Pavilion coming to the Congrès mondial acadien

    POKEMOUCHE, NB, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - The Canada Pavilion will be featured at
the Congrès mondial acadien from August 16 to 22, 2009.
    "Our Government is pleased to present the Canada Pavilion at the Congrès
mondial acadien this year" said the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of
Veterans Affairs. "The Pavilion provides an excellent opportunity for
Canadians and visitors to learn more about the programs and services available
to them and to find out more about the government's priorities."
    The Congrès mondial acadien is a one of a kind event that will take place
from August 7 to 23, 2009, on the Acadian Peninsula. The Canada Pavilion will
be present at the event - Espace Neuf (Pokemouche) - from August 16 to 22
where visitors will discover the products and services offered by the
exhibitors, all of which illustrate the innovation, creativity and knowledge
of the Acadian communities and the Canadian francophonie.
    Many government departments will be showcased at the Canada Pavilion,
including National Film Board of Canada, who will be presenting their latest
stereoscopic productions in their special 3D screening room. Other departments
featured at the Canada Pavilion include Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Museum of Civilization and Canadian
War Museum, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Heritage, Industry
Canada, National Capital Commission, , Office of the Commissioner of Official
Languages, Parks Canada, Rural Secretariat and Service Canada.
    This year's Canada Pavilion theme is the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games-an
international event that will give this country a unique opportunity to
showcase itself to the world.
    Canada Pavilion visitors will have the opportunity to meet
representatives from the Government of Canada and learn more about the 2010
Winter Games through a series of educational displays and interactive
activities. Come and test your abilities with a memory game about the 2010
Winter Games, see the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch, find out when the torch
relay will be coming near your community using our giant map or Internet
station, try out an Olympic bobsleigh and take a closer look at a sit-ski used
in the Paralympic ski events.
    Visitors will also have the chance to personally meet Miga, Quatchi and
Sumi, the 2010 Winter Games mascots - inspired by local Aboriginal
mythological creatures - who will be on hand to entertain the young and young
at heart.
    Each year, the Canada Pavilion visits 10 communities across the country.
As the flagship exhibit of the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program, the
Canada Pavilion has won numerous prizes since its creation in 2000 and
provided information to more than six million visitors.

    For more information on Government of Canada programs and services, visit or call toll-free at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232). For more
information on the Government of Canada Exhibitions Program and its 2009-2010
tour, visit

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