World Acadian Congress Celebrates Region's Shared History and Culture
EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick - Every five years, people of Acadian descent come together for a two-week celebration that includes family reunions, parties, seminars, cultural events and more. It's called the World Acadian Congress. And this time, it's being held in the Saint John Valley - both in Maine and Canada. Events are being held in northern Aroostook County, as well as right across the border in New Brunswick and Quebec. Fifty-thousand people are expected to attend, including members of 120 Acadian families. Jennifer Rooks spoke today with several of the event's organizers who were gathered in Edmundston, New Brunswick.