WELLINGTON, PEI – Feb. 2, 2017 – As they proudly proclaimed the slogan “We’ve Been Waiting For You For A Long Time”, the municipalities of Wellington and Abram-Village, in partnership with the Association des francophones d’âge d’or de l’Î.-P.-É., officially signed a memorandum of understanding today to host the 6th edition of the Jeux de l’Acadie 50+ games in PEI’s picturesque Evangeline region Sept. 13-18, 2018.
What will make this edition extra special is the fact that the games are being held for the first time in their history outside of New Brunswick.
Today’s signature essentially launches the countdown to the 6th edition of the JA 50+ games. The hosts said they are extremely pleased to be able to present this major sports, recreation, cultural and wellness event, which provides an opportunity for Acadians and Francophones aged 50 years and up from all over the Maritime Provinces to show their talents in an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie. The JA 50+ games help participants get out of their isolation and participate in activities that are beneficial for both their physical and mental wellbeing, all in French.
More than 300 participants are expected in the Evangeline region over the four days of games. It is anticipated that the games will generate economic benefits of about $100,000 for the province – particularly in the Evangeline and Summerside regions.
The signers of the memorandum of understanding were:
1. The Municipality of Wellington – Alcide Bernard, chairman
2. The Municipality of Abram-Village – Roger Gallant, chairman
3. L’Association francophone des aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick – Solange Haché, president
4. L’Association des Francophones de l’âge de l’or de l’Î.-P.-É. – Yvonne Pitre, president
CUTLINE: Seen during Thursday’s official signing ceremony of the memorandum of agreement for the hosting of the 6th edition of the Jeux de l’Acadie 50+ games on Prince Edward Island in 2018 are, from left, Roger Gallant, chairman of the Abram-Village municipal council; Solange Haché, president of l’Association francophone des aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick; Alcide Bernard, chairman of the Wellington municipal council; and Yvonne Pitre, president of l’Association des Francophones de l’âge de l’or de l’Î.-P.-É.
For more information:
Organizing Committee of the 2018 Jeux de l’Acadie 50+ Games
(902) 724-5123 (home)
(902) 439-2190 (cell)