**** Halifax Media Release
Celebrating National Acadian Day with Francophone Community
The Halifax Regional Municipality, in partnership with the local Francophone community organization, Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre, will kick off this year’s National Acadian Day celebrations with an official flag raising ceremony this week.
When: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street
The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Mike Savage, the raising of the Acadian flag, a musical performance by Route 102, and a reception with Acadian bouchées prepared by Chef Sean Doucet.
This year, the Halifax Central Library has partnered with Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre to host afternoon and evening celebrations which will include a free screening of “Zachary Richard, toujours batailleur” by Acadian film maker Phil Comeau, as well as a free concert featuring Francophone musicians from across the province.
The Halifax Regional Municipality has the largest Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia, with a population of more than 11,000 people. This year marks the seventh year the municipality has held a flag raising ceremony to commemorate National Acadian Day.
For more information about the Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre and planned celebrations for National Acadian Day please visit www.ccgh.ca.