La Famille Bourg/Bourque Acadienne Inc
A Newsletter for all: Bourg-Bourque-Burke-Bour-Bourc-Bourck-Bourk-Bourke-(s)
Bonjour and we hope that all Famille Bourg/Bourque Acadienne members and
friends have a great year for 2011.
This edition of Nouvelle Bourg/Bourque deals with a special event that
occur during October of this year. It is “Grand Reveil Acadien 2011” or
“Great Acadian Awakening” .
We hope that you will plan to be part of it.
GRAND REVEIL ACADIEN: This is sponsored by Louisiane-Acadie and is an
invitation to come
explore and celebrate our Acadian culture in Louisiana. The mission of
GRA2011 is to awaken the
population of Louisiana, primarily those of Acadian descent and the
youth, to the realization that our
language, culture and coastal lands are being threatened. It is the
intent to seek support, partnerships,
solutions and concerted plans of action through large gatherings with
Acadians and their friends from
all over the world. It will happen from October 7-16, 2011 from New
Orleans, Houma, Lake Charles,
Lafayette and surrounding communities. Numerous musical concerts will
be hosted during the event
including the “All Cajun and Acadian Star Tour” moderated by Zachary
Richard who will host guest
musicians from Canada and Louisiana for a wide spectrum of music from
the two countries, all with the
common theme “Les deux Acadies” the two Acadians. Education will also be
a substantial part of the
two-week celebration with cultural spokespersons such as Maurice
Basque(University of Moncton) and
Barry Ancelet (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) sharing their
cultural experiences and genealogical
tracings at events throughout south Louisiana. Hopefully participants
will sample unique local cuisines
during their visit, taking the message home with them that Louisiana
seafood is safe to eat and doing so
aids in recovery from the BP oil spill.
So make plans now to attend some of the events scheduled during October
This is a tentative schedule of events:
Friday Oct 7--New Orleans Reception and Press Conference and Unveiling
Saturday Oct 8th--New Orleans Discover and visit the New Orleans area.
Sunday Oct 9th--Houma Gathering of Acadians and Reception. Unveiling
of the Acadian
Monument and Cross.
Monday Oct 10th--Special tours of Houma and the Louisiana Bayou Region
by Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Tuesday Oct 11th--Ceremony and conference in Lake Charles.
Wednesday Oct 12th--Discover Lake Charles and surrounding areas.
Thursday Oct 13th-- Lafayette Convention Center--Ceremony and Conference
in Convention Center including
an ALL FAMILY GATHERING upstairs at Convention Center.
Bourg/Bourque noon Luncheon at Don’s Seafood Hut
Friday Oct 14th-- Discover Lafayette and Acadiana Area. Opening of
Et Creoles at “Downtown Alive”. Also Youth Program begins.
Saturday Oct 15th-- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles at Girard Park ,
Hospitality Tent with workshops, Acadian Artist and other activities.
Sunday Oct 16th--Lafayette Girard Park with GRA closing ceremonies and
10:00 am and grand parade procession around the park at 11:00 am.
Lets hope that there will be something special for everyone that
attends. Please involve
the young people in your family as there will be activities especially
for the youth group.
BOURG/BOURQUE FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: We certainly want to urge and
encourage members of
“La Famille Bourg/Bourque Acadienne Inc” to attend and be involved in
some of the activities listed in
the above schedule. Especially try to attend those in your area if
possible and bring friends and family
members to share in the
experience. At this time we are specifically planning to have a display
table for the
Family Association on Oct 13th at the Lafayette Convention Center in the
upstairs meeting room.
We plan to have a revised edition of our book, first published during
Congres Mondial Acadien in 1999 titled “Ancestral Lines of Bourg
Anyone wishing to have their Ancestral Line in the book or to update
what they have in the book already,
should send in their information to us at the contact address listed
for the organization. Deadline for sending
in the information is July 1, 2011. On the 13th at 12:00 noon we plan to
have a Luncheon for Bourg/Bourque
members and their familymembers at Don’s Seafood Hut located at 4309
Johnston St. (Hwy 167). This will be a
Dutch Treat luncheon and will include a brief business meeting. So that
we can plan for
the meeting and seating area at the Restaurant, we do need for members
to RSVP if they
plan to attend. Please RSVP to James Bourque at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
337-856-4240 or mail to:
1340 Détente Rd., Youngsville, Louisiana 70592. Deadline for
reservations is starting now until 1 July 2011.
We know that the reservation deadline is early but we do have to make a
commitment early at the Restaurant
so please help us do that. There will be limited seating so reserve
early. We really appreciate your
cooperation and hope that we get a large enough group so that we can
meet and hear about the Bourg/Bourque
story. Merci beaucoup.
Regarding the information for the book on Ancestral Lines you should
submit the following information
starting at the top of the page.
ANTOINE BOURG: Born in Martaize, France in 1609. Married ca 1642 Port
Spouse: ANTOINETTE LANDRY: Born ca 1618 La Chaussee, France
Father: Jean-Claude Landry Mother: Marie Sales
Note: List every generation with the above information until you reach
your name, mailing address, and e-mail as the submitter.
E-MAIL APPEAL: Because of the high cost of printing and mailing a
newsletter we really need to update
the e-mail list that we have now and we also need to add e-mail
addresses for other members. Therefore,
we again appeal to all members that have an e-mail address to send it
to us at email@example.com so
we can keep you updated on the activities of the organization. If you
did get this newsletter by e-mail,
then this does not apply to you. Many thanks for your cooperation.
CONTACT INFORMATION: www.caf.org