An Acadian quiz, set to foster awareness of the history and cultural heritage of Acadians, is circulating across the Island.
The game-like questionnaire, which contains 10 questions with multiple-choice answers, was launched by the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee four years ago. It revolves around several aspects of the French/Acadian presence on the Island.
The quiz will be published in La Voix Acadienne (P.E.I.’s French language weekly) on Feb. 7. It will also be available by email and on Facebook in both French and English.
The answers to the questions will be released one at a time on weekdays beginning on Feb. 19, Heritage Day.
They will be given on Radio-Canada’s morning show “Le Réveil” on 88.1 FM, by email and on Facebook. They will also be published in La Voix Acadienne along with the names of the winners.
Five prizes will be given among those who submit their answers to the quiz. The five winners will receive one of five books that focus on some area of Acadian heritage.
The historical committee invites teachers to do this quiz with their students. A prize of $200 will be awarded to the winning class. This prize will consist of $100 in cash and a $100 gift certificate for the gift shop at the Acadian Museum.
To be eligible to win a prize, all entries must be sent to the Historical Committee by Feb. 17.
It can also be obtained, in either French or English, by contacting Georges Arsenault: firstname.lastname@example.org
The contest is open to everyone, whether an Islander or living off Island.
Book prize list
The five winners in Acadian quiz contest will receive one of the following books:
– “Acadian Women of Prince Edward Island: Three Centuries of Acadian Action” by Jacinthe Laforest and Georges Arsenault
– “Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians” by Earle Lockerby
– “Pélagie et Henriette” by Alice Richard
– “La conquête de l’Île-Saint-Jean” by Melvin Gallant
– “La Roche & Grand Ruisseau: An Illustrated History of Egmont Bay and Mont-Carmel” by Georges Arsenault.