Festive francophone show a great success

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TRURO - Centre communautaire francophone de Truro’s spread some early Christmas joy at the Marigold Cultural Centre.


Centre communautaire francophone de Truro recently hosted an acadien and Christmas show at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro. Participating in the event were, from left in front, Julian Krizsan and Briand Melanson. In back, Charles Robichaud, Céline Thimot, Rick Hiltz, Jean Pascal Comeau, Michael Mahoney, Keegan Carreau-Burns, Branden Rice and Daniel LeBlanc. Missing from photo is Stephane Deraspe. Submitted photo

The NOËL Acadien show at the Marigold was a huge success and almost filled the former theatre. Members of the band Grand Dérangement came to Truro to present a show of traditional acadien music with a few Christmas tunes as well.

Briand Melanson flew in from Toronto, Stéphane Deraspe visited from Ottawa, Daniel Leblanc and Charles Robichaud came from La Baie Sainte Marie and Jean Pascal drove in from New Brunswick for this show.

The director, Yvette Saulnier, has been trying to get this show in the area for more than two years.

Students from the community who have formed a band ACA-Jam also participated by opening the show. The students have been together for a little less than a year and played a few songs from Christmas to traditional Acadian music to hits of today. 

Also joining in the festive fun was Céline Thimot, member of ACA-Jam and a student of École acadienne de Truro), who sang Berceau de l'Acadie. The song was the theme from the World Acadian Congress in 2004.  

Organizations: ACA-Jam, World Acadian Congress

Geographic location: Truro, Toronto, Ottawa New Brunswick

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