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Family Christmas celebrations planned for the Acadian Museum of P.E.I.

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A family Christmas celebration will be held at the Acadian Museum of P.E.I. on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
During the afternoon, there will be singing and music with Grade 4 students from École Évangéline, under the direction of Chuck Arsenault. The Mont-Carmel Choir, under the direction of Edmond Gallant, will perform traditional Christmas songs. Summerside step-dancers from École-sur-Mer will also perform.
Adults and children are invited to participate in the "naulet" competition. 
A naulet is a kind of biscuit or large cookie in the shape of a child. In the olden days, this was the only Christmas gift that Acadian children received. 
All those who attend the celebration will be able to vote for their favourite naulet.
Children will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop to make Christmas decorations and also a workshop to make their own naulet.
To conclude the gathering, everyone will be invited to gather around pianist Edmond Gallant and fiddler Karine Gallant to sing traditional French Christmas carols and enjoy a delicious snack.  
A new feature of this annual event will be a sharing of memories of past Christmases. 
Everyone is invited to submit a photo of a Christmas they experienced. 
The photos will be projected on a large screen. 
The photo must be brought to the Acadian Museum no later than Dec.13 or sent as a jpeg to  
This festive event for young and old is organized by the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee and the Acadian Museum in collaboration with La Belle-Alliance ltée from Summerside. Admission is free although donations are appreciated. 
The storm date will be Sunday, Dec. 22.
For more information, contact Georges Arsenault, president of the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee, 902-566-5067 or Rachel Lapointe, director of the Acadian Museum of PEI, 902-432-2881.

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