Breaux Du Monde

Newsletter - November, 2013

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Breaux du Monde Association

    The Breaux du Monde Association was originally formed just prior to the 1999 Congres Mondial held in Louisiana.  The Great Acadian Awakening in October, 2011 was an opportunity to revitalize the Breaux du Monde Association. 

NOTE:  The June 2013 Breaux du Monde newsletter was sent to the postal mailing list.  Because of copy and postage costs, the Board agreed that the June newsletter would be the FINAL postal mailing.  The newsletter requested the e-mail of a family member or friend who might share the newsletter, and everyone receiving this email newsletter is urged to share the newsletter information with family and friends. 

We thank those who have sent e-mail addresses.

Breaux du Monde Contacts:

Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net

Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde

                                   

Please share this newsletter with your Breaux family contacts and friends.   Postings will also be made on the Breaux du Monde Facebook Group. 

     Please free to contact any officer for information. 

Membership Dues

Dues are $10 per family.  Checks should be made payable to “Breaux du Monde Association” and mailed to Gayle Breaux Smith, 7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

    

Books of Acadian interest!

 

Fact & Fiction

By Gayle Breaux Smith

Over the years I have read many books about Acadian history.  Recently I read The Acadian Diaspora, an Eighteenth Century History by Christopher Hodson, 2012, and From Nantes to Louisiana, The History of Acadia, the odyssey of an exiled people by Gerard-Marc Braud, (English edition 1999).

Since then I have read several historic novels which cover different aspects of the Acadian diaspora and give face to Acadian families: 

              The Scattered by Richard Holledge, 2012, speaks to all areas where Acadians were dispersed. 

              An Acadian Journey, Home at Last by Ollie Porche Volker, 2012, is written as a tale of a young Acadian boy and his family exiled to Maryland and eventually arrives in Louisiana.

              Pelagie, The Return to the Homeland by Antonine Maillet, 1982.  “Pelagie is a survivor of the Great Disruption” who was banished to Georgia.  The story describes the ten-year journey of Acadians in a cart drawn by six oxen.  Pelagie picks up others as the group makes its way “home” to Acadie.

              Jeanne Dugas of Acadia, a novel by Cassie Deveaux Cohoon, 2013, tells the story of Abraham Dugas’ family and specifically of his daughter Jeanne during the 30 years the family spent avoiding capture by the British and struggling just to survive.  Two things are of particular interest with this book, first, my paternal grandmother was a Dugas, and Abraham Dugas was her ancestor.  And, second, of our original ancestor Vincent Brault, many of his son Jean’s descendants avoided deportation. 

 

Planning Ahead: 

 

Congres Mondial Acadien 2014

http://cma2014.org/en

 August 8-24, 2014

Madawaska, Maine & New Brunswick

 

Acadian National Day

(per the CMA2014.org website)

Thursday, August 15, 2014

St.-David (Maine)

Zachary Richard will headline

BREAUX FAMILY REUNION:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Place: 

CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Chapel St. Pierre

145, Rice Street, Edmundston, New Brunswick

http://patrimoinemadvic.com/en/religieux.php?cat=Cathedral+of+Immaculate+Conception+Parish+(Edmundston)

Mass in English – 9:15 a.m.

Mass in French – 11:00 a.m.

 

Coffee will be served after the 9:15 a.m. Mass, and a buffet-style luncheon will be served after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 

A few reservations have already been confirmed from Louisiana, Texas, and New Brunswick.

Breaux genealogist Robert Brault will be there, and Gayle Breaux Smith will make a power point presentation “Footsteps in Time” covering her travels to France, Nova Scotia, the Boston area, and, of course, Louisiana.  Please plan to join us. 

Additional details will be provided in a future newsletter.

 

Link to the list of 122 families planning reunions:

http://www.cma2014.com/rencontres-de-familles-prog 

 

LOUISIANA DAY

Monday, August 18, 2014.

Now is the time to plan your trip. 

PASSPORT:  You will need a passport to enter Canada.  Renewal or application should be made now.  The U.S. Post Office has information or go to http://uspassportonline.com/forms for forms and information. 

Acadian Culture in Maine

http://acim.umfk.maine.edu/

History of the Madawaska Acadians

http://members.tripod.com/~Scott_Michaud/Madawaska-history.html

Breaux du Monde Association

    The Breaux du Monde Association was originally formed just prior to the 1999 Congres Mondial held in Louisiana.  The Great Acadian Awakening in October, 2011 was an opportunity to revitalize the Breaux du Monde Association. 

Breaux du Monde Contacts:

Email:  breauxdumonde@cox.net

Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde

                                   

Please share this newsletter with your Breaux family contacts and friends.   Postings will also be made on the Breaux du Monde Facebook Group. 

     Please free to contact any officer for information. 

 Membership Dues

Dues are $10 per family.  Checks should be made payable to “Breaux du Monde Association” and mailed to Gayle Breaux Smith, 7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

 

Membership Dues

Dues are $10 per family.  Checks should be made payable to “Breaux du Monde Association” and mailed to Gayle Breaux Smith, 7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

2013 Breaux du Monde Officers:

President:  Gayle Breaux Smith

   7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

   Phone:  225/766-8970

   Smith.john.gayle@cox.net

Vice President:  Daniel (Dan) Breaux

   4027 St. Joseph St., Lake Charles, LA 70605

   Phone: 337/540-2313

   dbreaux46@hotmail.com

Secretary:  Calice Breaux

    7300 Landry Rd., Duson, LA 70529

    Phone:  337/334-3747

    calbreaux@aim.com

 

Treasurer:  Roy Breaux

    102 Hagan Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592

    Phone:  337/856-0082  

    roybreaux@att.net

 

Board members:

 

Bercie Breaux Alleman, Duson, LA

    P. O. Box 142, Duson, LA

 

James Bourque,

    1340 Détente Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592

    JBourque33@cox.net  

 

Chad Breaux, Lafayette, LA

    413 N. Locksley Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508

    Phone:  337/233-1657

    cpbro1@lusfiber.net

 

Gloria Breaux Sanchez

    P. O. Box 552, Duson, LA 70529

    Phone:  337/277-9107

    gbsanchez@cox.n

Happy Thanksgiving