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Talk on Acadians of Pointe-Sainte-Anne with simultaneous translation

Author: Chantal Richard

Posted on May 21, 2019

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The Acadian Village of Sainte-Anne, then and now, will be the focus of a presentation by historian Fidèle Thériault and President of the Société d’histoire de la rivière Saint-Jean, Bernard-Marie Thériault. This free event is the second of five presentations in the Acadians of the Saint John River speaker series and will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road in Fredericton. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Within an overarching theme of a persistent presence, the speakers will immerse the audience in the history of the settlement in two parts: first, Fidèle Thériault will explore the ups and downs of the pioneer families until the brutal destruction of the village in 1759, and then, Bernard-Marie Thériault will provide an overview of the more recent developments of the Acadian community in the capital area, including the creation of the Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne which can be considered the “new” Sainte-Anne.

This event is organized by Dr. Chantal Richard of the Department of French, UNBF, and sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada, the Fredericton Region Museum, the York Sunbury Historical Society, and the Department of French’s Conférences Alphée-Belliveau initiative. For more information, email chantal.richard@unb.ca.

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Contact: Chantal Richard

Email Address: Chantal.Richard@unb.ca