WESTBROOK, Maine (5/23/14)--The World Acadian Congress (WAC) 2014 is coming to Maine this August, and the Maine Credit Union League, a major sponsor of the event, wants credit union people there.
Slated for Aug. 8-24, the WAC is a 16-day celebration of Acadian heritage and culture. Acadians were French colonists who settled in parts of Maine and in what is now southeastern Canada.
Acadian Congress events will take place in Aroostook County, Quebec and New Brunswick, and the league announced this week it wants strong participation.
"Many Maine credit unions can trace their history back to the French Canadian culture and roots," said league president John Murphy. "So our support and partnership with the World Acadian Congress recognizes the connection."
Furthering its ties to Maine's Acadian heritage, the league also is the exclusive distributor and coordinator of the sales of World Acadian license plates, the first plates since the Bicentennial to be approved by Maine's Legislature for the front of vehicles.