Feb. 16, 2009
PAQUETVILLE (CNB) - The first raising of the flag for the 20th Provincial French Pride Week took place today at École communautaire Terre-des-Jeunes in Paquetville.
Denis Landry, minister of transportation and MLA for Centre Péninsule-Saint-Sauveur, raised the flag on behalf of Education Minister Kelly Lamrock.
The flag will fly for one month at École Terre-des-Jeunes, the first school in the community schools network to host the opening ceremony. The ceremony was organized to prepare students and the francophone and Acadian communities for the 20th-anniversary celebrations.
This year's theme is Francophones de tous les pays, venez fêter en Acadie, highlighting the 2009 World Acadian Congress, which will take place in the Acadian Peninsula in August.
The 20th Provincial French Pride Week will be observed from March 16-20.
MEDIA CONTACT: Johanne Le Blanc, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.