The Maritime provinces corresponded to French Acadia, Prince Edward Island was called

the St. John island. Founded in 1604, Acadia became English in 1713 with the Treaty of Utrecht. But in 1755,

it is the "great disruption", the humorous term of Acadian to define genocide.

Women and children are separated from the men, their houses are burned and everyone is

piled onto ships and sent to the English colonies and also to France. With the Treaty of Paris

of 1763, some of the Acadian exiles returned to their native countries.

Today the Acadian community is strong than 300,000 people of which two thirds are inside

New Brunswick in the north and the east coast. Since 1994, the Acadians from around the world are organized

creating a world congress every five years. In Nova Scotia in Halifax, the Acadians organize a large

cultural gathering on port since 7 years. This festival is called GROUTYME We were there in 2003.



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                                                                           VIVE LES ACADIENS                                                                            


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In the discovery of the maritime provinces, we will begin by New Scotland,

 We will take the ferry to get to Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island,

then we will take the Confederation Bridge to go to New Brunswick