Breaux Du Monde

"La Journal Breaux"- Newsletter - February, 2015

A newsletter for all Breaux – Breau– Brault – Breault – Braud –Brot – Brow – Brough        February, 2015

Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net  Facebook Group: Breaux du Monde

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015

3:00 p.m. – Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.,

New Orleans, 504-568-6993 | 800-568-6868

From La Parole: 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in New Orleans in February 1765. This is based upon the earliest documented event: the baptism of Michel Daroy [Darois] on February 19, 1765. According to Living Legend Stanley LeBlanc, he was the son of Pierre and Marie Bourgeois. We will have descendants of the first Acadians play the role of the parents and or grandparents of the baby. We will use the performance throughout 2015 at other events because I'm sure many other groups and festivals will be also using this theme for celebrations. Greg Lambousy with the La. State Museum and the National Park Service will co-sponsor the event. Louisiane-Acadie GRA2015 will cook a jambalaya. Bruce Daigrepont will provide the music.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival and Wooden Boat Congrés

The Acadian Memorial will host a museum style festival highlighting Cajun tradition and music. Featured will be wooden boats, antique cars show, music, dancing, food and drinks, vendors, theatre, storytelling, film and readings. Families being honored this year are Sonnier and Guilbeaux. Also, there will be a wooden boat parade on Bayou Teche with re-enactments. Located near the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville, La. Call 337-394-2258 for information or to volunteer. Free Admission.

For details contact the Acadian Memorial at 337/394-2258, email  info@acadianmemorial.org , or visit their web site at   www.acadianmemorial.org

Acadian Heritage Tour de France –

May 23 – June 5, 2015

Organized by Les Voyages DiasporAcadie from New Brunswick, Canada. For information contact: Brenda Comeaux Trahan email  brenda@cajun-lagniappe.com  or 337/288-5914

250th Anniversary of Acadians’ arrival & Grand Reveil Acadien

Since 2015 will mark the 250th Anniversary of the Acadians arrival in Louisiana, Grand Reveil Acadien [GRA2015] [Great Acadian Awakening] is also being planned. Visit  http://www.louisiane-acadie.com

Great Acadian Awakening activities are being planned from October 3–12, 2015 throughout south Louisiana.

These activities will also coincide with Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Girard Park in Lafayette

http://www.festivalsacadiens.com  October 9-11, 2015.

[Programs are tentative, however, below is a list of planned activities.]

Saturday, October 3 – Lake Charles

Wednesday, October 7 – Houma

Thursday, October 8 – Loreauville

10:00 a.m. – Noon (free gumbo)

The New Acadia Project (NAP) http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~mar4160/nap.html

Friday, October 9 – Lafayette – Convention Center

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Program is tentative

Main Floor: Family tables

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Blue Moon – Zachary Richard

Sunday, October 11 – Girard Park, Lafayette, LA

9:00-10:00 a.m. Mass in French

10:00 a.m. Tintamarre thru festival grounds ending next to the Culture sur la table

About 11:30 or 12 noon – Abbeville Giant Omelette Association will cook a "small" 600-egg omelette

August, 2015 – mid-November, 2015

Exhibit curated by the Acadian Memorial

MAISON DUCHAMP

201 South Main Street, St. Martinville, LA

(Maison Duchamp is about one block from the Evangeline Oak and across the street from the Opera House on Main Street)

This exhibit will center on the Acadians who came to the Attakapas area in 1765 and their descendants. Two sets of documents from which the exhibit will draw are the Grand Pre records currently in the Baton Rouge Diocese and the very early (1765-1830) records of the St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church.

250th Anniversary of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church 1765 - 2015

2015 events:

 June 2 – Rededication of the Church

 November 11 – 250th Anniversary Celebration

 December 25 – Midnight Mass – Closing of the anniversary year

"Saint Martin de Tours Church is one of the oldest Catholic churches in America and the third oldest in Louisiana. It was founded in 1765 by a group of Acadian exiles who arrived that year, the first of many of the unfortunate refugees driven from Canada by the English, who came to Louisiana over a period of some twenty years. It was these exiles who established the Acadian culture and traditions that have left an indelible imprint upon the state of Louisiana."

Breaux family gathering

"Save the Date"–Saturday, October 10, 2015 Breaux du Monde Association is working on plans for a family gathering for Grand Reveil Acadien [GRA2015] in Breaux Bridge.

Microtel Inn & Suites, 2880 Reese Street Extension, Breaux Bridge is offering a discount rate for Breaux family members for GRA2015. Call 337/332-0432 and mention "Breaux Family Reunion" to get a special rate.

Breaux du Monde T-Shirt: A t-shirt is being planned which will have to be pre-paid by those ordering. Details will be forthcoming.

PLANNING AHEAD:

Congres Mondial Acadien 2019

Moncton and Prince Edward Island [Note: CMA2019 Facebook page.]


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