C o m e w i t h u s !
Dears cousins Forest,
We will to meet again at CMA New Brunswick/PEI between August 9 and 11, 2019. I hope those of you who attended CMA in 1994 when AFA was founded might share any remembrance(s) of your time in Cap Pele. It will help us when we begin to plan the reunion for 2019. The CMA website is www.cma2019.ca.
CMA/AFA 2019 Reunion – SAVE THE DATE !!!
RESERVE EARLY !!!
August 9-11, 2019 (CMA is August 10-24, 2019), Shediac, New Brunswick
Host Hotel: Hotel Shediac, 222 rue Belliveau St., Shediac, NB E4P OM2
TF/SF: 1-855-836-6100 T: 506-532-6100 F: 506-532-6200
Room Block is under name Forest. Room rates vary with room type ($144-$184 CAD) and are based on double occupancy. Room types are 2-queen, king, queen bay-view, small studio or large studio. The hotel is located in the downtown area.
Cutoff date is July 9, 2019, but it is advised to reserve early. If you like to arrive a day early and stay a day after the event, the hotel will honor the rate, but again you must reserve early particularly for Thursday night, August 8, 2019. They must have a big function on Thursday night. They have all the amenities, including complimentary breakfast, a restaurant and a bistro serving Starbucks coffee, pool, fitness center and game room for children of all ages. The rooms are smoke free.
Nearby campsites include 2 on road to Cap Pele and 2 near the Shediac Information Center.
Parc Roulottes Ocean Surf Trailer Park, Plage Parlee Beach, Pointe-du-Chene, Shediac, 888-532-5480, www.oceansurf.ca
Wishing Star Campground, 218 Main St., Shediac
Camping Parasol, 205 Main St., Shediac, across the street or next to the Shediac Information Area where The Giant Lobster sculpture is located.
Shédiac Hotel, Shédiac,NB
Church in Haute Aboujagane, NB
AFA/CMA 2019 PROGRAM, Shediac, New Brunswick
Friday, August 9, 2019,
- 2-3 pm: AFA Board/Executive Business Meeting
- 4-6 pm: Registration and Reception, Hotel Shediac.
- 6 pm Dinner on own; Hotel has a restaurant and is located in the downtown area with plenty of other restaurants.)
Saturday, August 10, 2019,
Breakfast on own
Visit to village of Pays de la Sagouine, Bouctouche (a village of Acadian life on an island in Bouctouche, NB with re-enactments throughout the day by characters from the books of Antonine Maillet)
- 9:30 am Bus leaves hotel
- Lunch on your own at the village (La Panaterie, an Acadian canteen on the island, serving hotdogs, lobster rolls etc. or one of the full restaurants nearby)
- 3:00 pm Bus leaves village and returns to hotel
- 6-10 pm, Dinner atMultipurpose Center, Shediac , Dinner Speaker: Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc, Former Archivist at the Centre d’etudes acadiennes, University of Moncton and Historian at Parks Canada Agency Forest Family in South-East New Brunswick in the 18th and 19th Centuries (“The Forests of Beaubassin ” before 1755, those who escaped deportation, those who stayed in Acadia, meaning in the refugee camps, and those thereafter who established themselves in Quebec, Louisiana, and Menoudie, Nova Scotia)
Sunday, August 11, 2019,
- Breakfast on own
- 9:30 am: Family business meeting, Haute-Aboujagne Community Center (next to church)
- 11:00 am: Mass at Sacre-Coeur de Jesus de Haute-Aboujagne Church, Haute-Aboujagne
- 12:00 noon: Lunch, Haute-Aboujagne Community Center
HISTORY OF OUR GATHERINGS
1 1994 Cap-Pelé, NB (CMA)
2 1995 Saint-Jacques comté de Montcalm, QC
3 1996 Bonaventure, QC
4 1997 Raceland, LA
5 1998 Verner, ON
6 1999 Iles de la Madeleine, QC
7 2000 Laval, QC
8 2001 Hull, QC
9 2002 Québec, QC
10 2003 Sherbrooke, QC
11 2004 Middleton, NÉ (CMA)
12 2005 Sainte-Marcelline comté de Joliette, QC
13 2006 Saint-Malo, MANITOBA
14 2007 Lowell, MA
15 2008 Bécancour, QC (Saint-Grégoire de Nicolet, QC)
16 2009 Tracadie-Sheila, NB (CMA)
17 2010 Région Ottawa, ON
18 2012 Percé, Qc
19 2014 Madawaska, MA
20 2016 Niagara-on-the-lake, ON