As part of the 2019 World Acadian Congress, the Rural Municipality of Wellington is celebrating its 60th anniversary of incorporation Aug. 11 at the Old Mills Park.
In 1959, a group of residents celebrated the incorporation of the new village, and 60 years later, the municipality celebrates its existence as part of the 2019 World Acadian Congress.
The day begins at 11:30 a.m. with a presentation of historical vignettes of the village located at different locations within the municipality.
These include the Arsenault and Gaudet store, the former home of Dr. Reid, the old train station and the fox industry.
The official opening will take place at 1 p.m. to be followed by a musical concert, “Le talent des villageois”, on stage in the park.
Residents and visitors can participate in the old-fashioned carnival, which includes a variety of games as well as various kiosques.
In addition, artisans are located on site to exhibit and sell their art products, various food caterers are available and a bar service for those 19 years of age and over is offered by the Wellington Fire Department.
The sixth edition of the Congrès mondial acadien will take place Aug. 10-24 in P.E.I. and southeastern New Brunswick. The mission of the Congrès mondial acadien is to unite Acadians and all those interested in Acadian culture.
For more information about programming and events, visit cma2019.ca.