New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with 238,875 Acadians whose first language is French.
Today, New Brunswick’s population includes over 100 ethnic communities from the four corners of the earth.
August 15 is the Fête de l’Acadie, which begins with a historic hullabaloo in which tens of thousands of people dress up in the colours of Acadia and make as much noise as possible.
The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB) is the political representative of Acadians in New Brunswick. Since it was founded in 1973, it has been devoted to defending and promoting the rights and interests of the province’s Acadian and Francophone community. The SANB is focused on openness and the inclusion of the different components of the community. The members of the SANB are individuals and provincial Acadian and Francophone associations, and the organization strives to maintain a fair balance between them in its structure and operations. With over 20,000 members, the SANB works at both the provincial and local levels.
Twitter : @SANB2012
According to Statistics Canada, by 2030, the entire demographic growth of Canada will be attributable to net immigration. Newcomers are essential to our future, not only here in New Brunswick but across the entire country. Immigration is not just a matter for the ministry and a few reception and settlement organizations: it is of concern to all the vital forces of the Francophonie in New Brunswick. Francophone immigration is also managed by the SANB.
Information at www.immigrationacadie.ca
Tired of the ordinary? So are we. Travel East of Ordinary where original people perfectly complement the beauty of this place. New Brunswick, the neighbour of Québec and Maine, is the gateway to the Maritimes, but it is the best-kept secret of the eastern coast of Canada. Explore and discover what being East of Ordinary is all about. So be inspired. Be adventurous. Be yourself. Be East of Ordinary.
Information at www.tourismenouveaubrunswick.ca, Twitter : @TourismeNB