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Evangeline statue and church at Grand Pré National Historic Site near Wolfville in the Annapolis Valley

Acadian Odyssey Commission – Commemoration of the Acadian Deportation

The project of international commemoration of the Acadian Deportation covers the period from 1755 until the beginning of the 19th century. Its progress is categorized into four stages: embarkation (in Acadia), disembarkation (in the United States and in Europe), transit / migrations (in Acadia, in Europe, in the United States and in the West Indies) and recolonization of Acadia (in Atlantic Canada, Louisiana, Quebec and France).

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The Acadian Deportation was a tragic event. The international commemoration project for the Acadian Deportation allows the Acadian people to assert themselves and to promote themselves as a model of a community that has shown perseverance.

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Since 2005, a total of 16 monuments have been erected, including 5 in New Brunswick, 3 in Nova Scotia, 1 in Prince Edward Island, 1 in Newfoundland and Labrador, 4 in Quebec, 1 in Louisiana and 1 in Île de Miquelon (France). Each monument includes a general text in French and English that relates to Acadian Deportation as well as a bilingual text specific to the site that hosts a monument.

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To learn more, visit: https://snacadie.org/nos.../concertation/odyssee-acadienne
To learn more about Grand Pré, visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/grandpre

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