LAFAYETTE -- What started as a personal itinerary from Canada to
Louisiana has turned into a 12-day Caravane Pelagie 99, or
pilgrimage, heading to the Congres Mondial Acadien-Louisiane 1999
It has been organized by Jean Gaudet of Dieppe, New Brunswick.
"As I told friends about my trip, they asked if they could come
along. A caravan was born," he said.
Composed of travelers who will either leave from Memramcook, New
Brunswick, or join along the way, this pilgrimage will visit
important sites in Acadian history. Caravane Pelagie 99 will leave
Memramcook on July 18 at noon. It will arrive in Louisiana on July
30, where an official welcoming committee will be waiting.
Caravane Pelagie 99 will continue on to Lafayette that same day,
two days before Congres Mondial Acadien-Louisiane 1999's opening
ceremonies in Houma. The main goal of the pilgrimage is to foster
understanding of the history of the Acadians exiled in the U.S.
Caravane Pelagie 99
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