Summer Kick-Off Party to raise funds for Evangeline students’ overseas trip

ABRAM-VILLAGE – April 20, 2018 – The “Summer Kick-Off Party” – a major event with two full evenings of games, musical entertainment and dances with popular groups like Réveil and Fallback – is being organized in Abram-Village Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, to launch the area’s summer season.

In addition, this fantastic event, which is reserved for adults 19 years and over, will raise funds for a 2019 overseas trip by high school students from Evangeline School.

All those who buy the $40 weekend passes will get a chance to win interesting door prizes at each of the six main events of the weekend. Organizers will also make another draw for a grand prize of $500 in cash.

The Evangeline Tourism Association will use this major celebration to launch the 2018 tourism season, in conjunction with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI and RDÉE Prince Edward Island. On Friday, June 8, these partners are organizing a wine-and-cheese reception at the Acadian Musical Village at 6 p.m. At this evening event, the partners will have a provincial launch of the national Heritage, Cultural and Tourism Corridor and will introduce its Island members. A special presentation is also anticipated.

The real festivities of the weekend will then begin inside the Evangeline Recreation Centre. Only half of the ice surface will be used to allow the creation of a cozy and festive atmosphere.

The extremely popular fiddler Louise Arsenault and her guitarist son Jonathan Arsenault will present an hour of music and song starting at 7 p.m. Then, at 8 p.m., party-goers will get to participate in a trivia game with zany host Raymond J. Arsenault as well as other games for a chance to win various prizes. The evening closes off on a very good note with a dance featuring the high-energy Acadian music of New Brunswick’s Réveil, starting at 9 p.m.

Saturday evening’s events kick off at 7 p.m. with Nick Arsenault – the Acadian “Johnny Cash” – and his musicians. The evening continues at 8 p.m. with everyone listening in on the popular radio show “Country Hoedown” on 95.1 CFCY; food and prizes will be available. And to conclude the weekend party, the vastly popular local band Fallback will get everyone up and dancing starting at 9 p.m.

This entire weekend is an initiative of the Provincial Committee on Diversity and Equity in Education.

Tickets are now on sale at the Centre scolaire-communautaire Évangéline in Abram-Village and at the Wellington Rural Action Centre. Some high school students at Evangeline School are also selling some. Please note that only full weekend passes are available at a price of $40 (envelopes with six tickets) and that tickets for individual events will not be sold. It is recommended to buy tickets early since a very limited quantity is being sold.


CUTLINE 1: Among the organizers and beneficiaries of the June 8-9 Summer Kick-Off Party are, from left, student Morgan Arsenault, teacher Claudine Blaquière, coordinator Gilles Arsenault, student Emily MacIsaac and teacher John Arsenault.

CUTLINE 2: The New Brunswick band, Réveil.

CUTLINE 3: The Island band, Fallback.



For more information:
Gilles Arsenault
Event coordinator
(902) 393-2376 (cell)
(902) 854-3542 (home)