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CAUSERIES DU MARDI au Musée acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard 
TUESDAY TALKS at the Acadian Museum of P.E.I

 

The second Tuesday Talk of the summer at the Acadian Museum will be held on July 17 at 7:00 p.m. It will bring together three well-known Acadians from the Island: Father Albin Arsenault, Donald Arsenault and Claudette Thériault. In 1972, they were part of a team of 12 young people who conducted a survey on the state and future of the French language on Prince Edward Island.

The project was entitled “Regards sur l’avenir de la langue française sur l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard,” (A look into the future of the French language in P.E.I.). During the summer months, the Evangeline Region students interviewed a great number of people in their home area as well as in West Prince, Miscouche, Summerside, and Rustico.

In the conclusion of their written report, the students stated that they were of the opinion that the French language would survive on the Island if the young people took the responsibility of improving the quality of their spoken French and of transmitting it to the next generation. They declared: “ Les jeunes sont le sauvetage du français,” (The young people are the guarantee of the future of the the French language).

The three participants at the talk – to be given in French – will share their memories of this survey and compare their findings of 46 years ago to the current state of French life on the Island.

At the end of the talk, the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee will hand out the Gilbert Buote Award. This award, presented annually, recognizes outstanding projects in the field of Acadian history and heritage on Prince Edward Island.

Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served after each presentation.

 

Schedule / Programme

 

19 h 00 / 7:00 p.m.
10 juillet /July 10 - Georges Arsenault (in English)
“The Poirier-Perry Family : A Notable Island Acadian Family”

17 juillet / July 17 - Père Albin Arsenault, Donald Arsenault, Claudette Thériault (en français)
« Retour sur une enquête de 1972 sur l’avenir de la langue française à l’Î.-P.-É. »

24 juillet / July 24 - Earle Lockerby (in English)
“The Island Acadians of the 1760's and the Oath of Allegiance”

31 juillet / July 31 - Georges Arsenault (en français)
« Les repas de noce d’autrefois chez les Acadiens de l Île »

7 août / August 7- Doug Sobey (in English)
“The History of Log Houses on Prince Edward Island”

14 août / August 14 - Jeannita Bernard, animatrice (en français)
« La petite histoire du souper-théâtre La Cuisine à Mémé »

Entrée gratuite / Dons appréciés
Free admission / Donations are appreciated

INFORMATION : 902- 432-2880

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Tuesday talks at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island / Tuesday talks at the Acadian Museum of p.e.i.

19 H 00 / 7:00 p.m.

10 juillet /July 10 - Georges Arsenault (in English)
“The Poirier-Perry Family : A Notable Island Acadian Family”

17 July / July 17-Father Albin Arsenault, Donald Arsenault, Claudette Thériault (French)
" back on a 1972 survey on the future of the French language in PEI.- P.- "

24 juillet / July 24 - Earle Lockerby (in English)
“The Island Acadians of the 1760's and the Oath of Allegiance”

31 July / July 31-Georges Arsenault (French)
"the wedding meals of once in the acadians of the island"

7 août / August 7- Doug Sobey (in English)
“The History of Log Houses on Prince Edward Island”

14 August / August 14-Jeannita Bernard, moderator (in French)
"the little story of supper-Theatre cooking at grandma"

Free Entry / donations appreciated
Free admission / Donations are appreciated

INFORMATION : 902- 432-2880