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2019 Conference : Two more reasons to register!

June 26, 2019

Considering registering for the 2019 conference of the Réseau des villes francophones et francophiles d’Amérique (Francophone and Francophile Cities Network)? Here are two more reasons— apart from the networking, professional development, and partnership opportunities—to take part in this event, your only chance to meet with member cities in person this year.

On Friday, August 16, renowned novelist and playwright Antonine Maillet will speak on the topic of “telling the stories of the land”. Acadie, just like the rest of the territory of the Americas, provides fertile ground from which to mine Francophone history and heritage. With her usual insightfulness and in the context of her patrie, Acadie, Maillet will talk about the importance of mining the land for its stories and about finding inspiration in the cultural imagination. (Talk will be in French, with simultaneous translation into English.)

Then, on Saturday, August 17, put your linguistic skills to the test and travel throughout Acadie with Antoine Landry, former mayor of Caraquet, discovering various parts of the region through their accents. Test your listening skills and see if you can differentiate your Péninsule acadienne French from your Baie Sainte-Marie French from your Prince Edward Island French!

We strongly encourage you to register for the conference as soon as possible not to miss out. Don’t forget that the group rate at the hotel is available only until July 15.

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Why not make the most of your visit by taking in other events?

  • Cirque du Soleil Crystal™ will be in Moncton from August 14-18 at Avenir Centre. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations. Tickets available at a reduced price for RVFFA registrants; contact Danielle at for details. Many thanks to Avenir Centre for their generous contribution.
  • Congrès mondial acadien 2019 — your registration entitles you to all the Extrême frontière shows August 17 to 23 in Moncton. Many thanks to Congrès mondial acadien 2019 for their generous contribution.

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