Cultural and community life

  • French cultural life in the six Acadian and Francophone regions of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, Rustico, Summerside-Miscouche, Evangeline, West Prince and Kings), particularly from the school-community centres in each region.
  • Development of the Acadian tourism product, the economic benefits of which contribute to the enhancement of Acadian culture.
  • Celebration of a number of popular events, including the Festival acadien and the Exposition agricole in the Evangeline region, which attract over 10,000 visitors.
  • Acadian national holiday in all Acadian regions.
  • Acadian Museum, which houses an interpretation centre and a centre for Acadian research.
  • Local artists are showcased at dinner shows.
  • Occasional French programming at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, which enables the Acadian and Francophone community to present its artists to a wider audience.
  • Arts training program by the Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
  • Community access centres providing the French-speaking public with free Internet access.
  • Permanent and travelling exhibitions at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche.
  • The Island's public library network provides French speakers with three French libraries in Charlottetown, Summerside and Abram-Village.