Acadian Flag Licence Plates Promote Vibrant Culture
Nova Scotians continue to support Acadian and francophone culture by contributing to the Vive l'Acadie Community Fund.
Funds collected from the sale and renewal of more than 600 Acadian flag licence plates between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 will support community cultural projects in the amount of $30,200.
"Acadian and francophone communities from across the province are showing their pride, not just with the Acadian flag licence plate, but by getting involved in a variety of cultural activities," said Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson.
"I want to thank all of the organizers and volunteers and wish them success as they celebrate and promote Nova Scotia's vibrant Acadian culture."
A donation fee collected with the sale and renewal of the licence plates is returned to the Acadian and francophone communities from where they came.
The funds go to 10 established regional Acadian and francophone associations that are members of la Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, and are mandated to promote the development of their communities.
The funds will support activities that preserve Acadian and francophone culture and heritage such as artistic workshops, musical concerts, heritage conservation, theatre productions and festivals.
"The Vive l'Acadie Community Fund offers people an opportunity to contribute to projects in their community and show their pride in being Acadian," said Lisette Aucoin-Bourgeois, executive director of La Société Saint-Pierre.
"The Société Saint-Pierre is very proud to be the organization within the Acadian Community of Chéticamp to be given the responsibility of organizing a special project for the enjoyment of people who live there. Our 40th edition of the Festival de l'Escaouette Gala is sure to please."
To learn how to get an Acadian flag licence plate, visit the information page on the Access Nova Scotia website.