On a sunny morning in mid-August, nearly five hundred people came together in Riverside-Albert (population: 350) to recognize and honour the region’s Acadian past. While standing among local residents and Acadians from many states and provinces, I felt proud to be from Albert County.
We had gathered for the official unveiling of the Monument de Chipoudie. For four years, a committee of people from Albert County and Dieppe worked together to create the structure and organize the unveiling ceremony. The timing was chosen to coincide with the Acadian National Congress happening throughout SE NB.