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Acadian Flag Drawing

A blue, white and red flag with a yellow star is raised in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island

The flag becomes the symbol of the Acadians of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Cattle show at the 1955 Agricultural Exhibition.

The Evangeline area hosts its first agricultural exhibition

The Agricultural Exhibition promotes education and excellence in agriculture.
Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin logo

The Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin is founded

The Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin is the voice of Prince Edward Island’s Acadian and Francophone community.
La Voix Acadienne logo
June 27, 1975

The first edition of La Voix acadienne hits the stands in Prince Edward Island

What begins as a summer project by the Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin generates so much interest that it is being published as a weekly newspaper a year later!
Canadian Parents for French logo

The Prince Edward Island branch of Canadian Parents for French is founded

It is one of the first three provincial branches of the Canadian Parents for French network.

Prince Edward Island amends its School Act

The amended School Act reflects the provisions of section 23 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, officially adopted in 1982.
Commission scolaire de langue française's logo

Prince Edward Island gives the Commission scolaire de langue française the right to administer French-language schools

The Commission scolaire de langue française is now responsible for governing French-language education.
Jeux de l'Acadie Logo

The Jeux de l’Acadie are held outside of New Brunswick for the first time

The Games are held in the region of Mont-Carmel–Wellington, Prince Edward Island.

Canadians vote NO to the Charlottetown Accord

Criticized as a “dog’s breakfast” of constitutional reform, the confusing Charlottetown Accord fails to gain the support of a majority of Canadians.
Prince Edward Island Wordmark

Prince Edward Island passes its first French Language Services Act

The French Language Services Act specifies the extent of French language services to be provided by provincial government institutions.
Sign of the Supreme Court of Canada

The Arsenault-Cameron case defines the extent of minority language education rights

In its decision, the Supreme Court of Canada maintains that section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms “is premised on the fact that substantive equality requires that official language minorities be treated differently, if necessary, according to their particular circumstances and needs, in order to provide them with a standard of education equivalent to that of the official language majority.”
Réseau des services de santé en français de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard' logo

The French Language Health Services Network is created in Prince Edward Island

This organization strives to increase access to French-language health and social services for Acadian and Francophone Prince Edward Islanders. It was incorporated in 2013 and became the PEI French Health Network.
December 10, 2003

A royal proclamation acknowledges the injustices inflicted on Acadians during their deportation

In her proclamation, Queen Elizabeth II acknowledges the tragic consequences of the deportation.
Collège de l'Île's logo

The Société éducative de l’Î.-P.-É. becomes Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.

The Société is officially recognized by the government of Prince Edward Island as a publicly funded post-secondary institution.

Prince Edward Island revises its French Language Services Act

The French Language Services Act is revised after extensive consultations within the provincial government and the community.