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Islanders can celebrate National Acadian Day on Aug. 15

Islanders and visitors are invited to celebrate National Acadian Day on Aug. 15 at various locations across P.E.I.

Celebrations will take place at the Centre acadien Grand-Rustico with a tintamarre (noise-making parade) leaving at 11a.m. from the centre towards the Farmers' Bank of Rustico, where a flag-raising ceremony will be held, followed by a free barbecue and live music.

In Charlottetown, family activities will begin at 1 p.m. on Victoria Row, while similar events are planned for 6 p.m. at the Village musical acadien in Abram-Village and the Centre acadien de Prince-Ouest in Deblois. The communities of Summerside, Souris and Tignish will also host Acadian Day celebrations.

Party-goers in Rustico can board a free shuttle at 2:15 p.m. heading for the provincial celebration at Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst.

The provincial celebration, presented by the SSTA and Canada 150, incudes a 5 p.m. tintamarre, followed by a carnaval en promenade with music, dance and circus arts.

At 8 p.m. at Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst, Lennie Gallant will give a concert presented by le Congrès Mondial Acadien. The day’s activities will close with fireworks at 11 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a seat on the shuttle, contact or 902-963-3252. More details are available at

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