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La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884

The National Acadian Convention of 1884

 
 
La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 /<br>The National Acadian Convention of 1884 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 /
The National Acadian Convention of 1884 Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
Du 13 au 15 août 1884, Miscouche est la scène de la deuxième Convention nationale des Acadiens. Quelque 150 délégués officiels des trois provinces Maritimes se réunissent pour poursuivre les discussions entamées en 1881 à Memramcook « pour s'occuper des intérêts généraux des Acadiens ». Au cours des délibérations, on fait le choix de symboles nationaux : un drapeau, un hymne (Ave Maris Stella), un insigne et une devise (L'union fait la force). Plus de 4 000 personnes assistent aux diverses activités connexes à la convention : la messe en plein air, le pique-nique paroissial et les discours patriotiques. Avant le départ des délégués, le 16 août 1884, devant l'église de Miscouche, on hisse le nouveau drapeau acadien pour la toute première fois.

English:
From August 13 to 15, 1884, Miscouche was the scene of the second National Acadian Convention. Approximately 150 official delegates from the three Maritime Provinces met to continue discussions started in 1881 in Memramcook "to address the general interests of the Acadians". During the deliberations, national symbols
Marker detail: Outdoor mass celebrated in Miscouche<br>(15 August 1884) image. Click for full size.
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2. Marker detail: Outdoor mass celebrated in Miscouche
(15 August 1884)
Dessin de Bernard LeBlanc illustrant la messe en plein air célébrée à Miscouche, le 15 août 1884, par le père Charles Boudreault des Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

A drawing by Bernard LeBlanc illustrating the outdoor mass celebrated in Miscouche, on 15 August 1884, by Father Charles Boudrealut from the Magdalen Islands.
were selected: a flag, an anthem (Ave Maris Stella), an insignia and a motto (L’union fait la force - United we stand). Over 4,000 people attended various activities connected with the convention, including an outdoor mass, a parish picnic and many patriotic speeches. Before the delegates left on 16 August 1884, the new Acadian flag was raised for the first time, in front of the Miscouche church.
 
Location. 46° 25.997′ N, 63° 52.003′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker can be reached from Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12) 0.1 kilometers north of Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the north side of the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Lady Slipper Drive North, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame (a few steps from this marker); L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (within shouting distance of this marker); L'économie (within shouting distance of this marker); La Fanfare de Miscouche (about
La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
3. La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 Marker (wide view)
90 meters away, measured in a direct line); L'évolution du village de Miscouche (about 90 meters away); La fondation de Miscouche (about 120 meters away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (about 120 meters away); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (approx. 7.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
 
Also see . . .  August 16, 1884: The Acadian flag is raised for the very first time. To honour the French heritage of Acadians, the Acadian flag is based on the blue, white and red flag of France. The yellow star, symbol of the Virgin Mary, was added to the upper left corner of the blue band to represent the Catholic faith. This star of the sea, Stella Maris, provides Mary's light and protection to guide mariners through storms and around shoals, toward the future. (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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