For the first time, the World Acadian Congress is held in two countries

Canada and the United States play host to the 5th quinquennial World Acadian Congress.

The Congress was held in two Canadian provinces and one American state: New Brunswick and Quebec in Canada, and Maine in the United States.

Organizers said that the 5th Congress drew over 200,000 participants. The event also garnered media attention as one of the top 20 Canadian news stories for three weeks in August. An all around success!