Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm going to CMA2009

Dear Cousins,

I have finally decided to go to CMA2009. My friend Lorette is a Doucet so we will attend the Doucet Family Reunion and in the evening we will partake of the banquet at the Belliveau and Gaudet Reunion.

We leave on August 19th and will return home on the 24th. We will spend the day of August 22nd at the above reunions. Another day we will go to Fort Beauséjour as it is a regular pilgrimage that I make to remember my ancestors who were imprisoned here during the years of exile. They were not deported but they were imprisoned. There is much we do not know about their sojourn.

So if you plan to be in Northern New Brunswick on August 22nd, please let me know as I would just love to meet you!

CMA 2004 in Nova Scotia was wonderful. We all had a great time. I made Wolfville/Grand-Pré area my home base. There were large tents on the grounds of the Grand-Pré Historic site and day or evening there was something going on. In the evening we listened to Cajun bands and singers from Louisiana and ate Cajun food. It was so fun!

At CMA 2004 I was priviledged to be one of the speakers at the LeBlanc Family Reunion as well as at Grand-Pré. I had also been invited to represent New England Acadians at the closing Mass on August 15th. I met so many wonderful people! I hope CMA 2009 will be as eventful for everyone who is attending.

So let me know if you will be there! ;o)


Your cousin Lucie


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

It all sounds very exciting, Lucie. Too bad I won't be making it this time! Ah well, maybe next time - and in the meantime I'm sure you'll blog about it when you get back - right?

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Hi Evelyn,

Nest CMA might be held in Louisiana. Where it is held, it will be five years from now.