The first Jeux de l’Acadie are held in Moncton, New Brunswick

A total of 327 young Francophones and Acadians from six regions of New Brunswick participate in this provincial event.

The Jeux were held from August 29 to September 1, 1979. The event was so successful that organizers decided to hold a second one in June 1980 and invited delegations from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.