Fredericton, August 14, 2020 – The following statement was issued today by Official Languages Commissioner Shirley MacLean on the occasion of National Acadian Day:

On August 15, we celebrate the language, culture and history of our Acadian friends and neighbours.

This year’s celebration may not look like those of past years. Even so, it will serve as an important reminder to reflect on all that the Acadian people have given our province – including the bilingual identity we work to protect and promote every day.

I encourage all New Brunswickers to take pride in our Acadian heritage, as well as to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our two languages in making us the only officially bilingual province we are today.

Happy National Acadian Day!
Bonne fête des Acadiens!

For more information:
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick
506 444-4229 or 1 888 651-6444 (toll free)