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   Here is a collection of images taken during CMA.  Some were taken by myself.  Others appeared in various CMA articles.

     • Opening Day
     • Family Reunions
     • Conferences
     • Other Activities
     • Closing Day


Danny Sanchez, left, and Dana Guilbeau wear beads and carry torches while leading the Mardi 
Gras d'Iberville parade during the celebration of the twinning of Plaquemine with the village of Petit de Grat, Nova Scotia. 
Advocate photo by Doug Keese
Paulette Henry works on a flower 
arrangement Wednesday at the 
Montegut Recreation Center in 
preparation for the Mardi Gras 
tableau to be held there Saturday. 
The tableau is part of the Congrès 
Mondial Acadien.  

Liette Saulnier, left, Natalie Hogan, center, and Lianne Comeau of Clare, Nova Scotia, wave to parade watchers Friday from their perch on a float rolling down North Jefferson Street in Port Allen. 
Advocate staff photo by Donny McCallum
Jean and Denise Borque fill their necks with beads during the Montegut parade Friday night.  The Bourques, of Montreal, came to Terrebonne Parish for the Bourge/Borque/Belliveau family reunion, one of many Congrès Mondial Acadien '99 events during the past week. 
Houmas Indian Irvin Cunningham of Lutcher helps lead the processional Sunday during a re-enactment of the first Acadians' arrival in St. James.  The Houmas were the first to greet the Acadians on their arrival. 
Advocate staff photo by Doug Keese
Ronnie Foret, singer for the Houma-based band Dakota, sings to a small crowd that gathered outside the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum last week during the Congrès Mondial Acadien celebration. Congrès festivities now move to Lafayette, and the closing ceremony is scheduled for this coming Sunday. 
Joan Rizzuto of Mandeville searches the wall of names at the Acadian memorial in St. Martinville for family. Rizzuto and her mother Lorraine Achee-Rizzuto found two members of their family on the wall. 
Advocate staff photo by Arthur D. Lauck
Les Zoublioux members from left to right, Dillon Robicheau, 16, Jean-Pascal Comeau, 16, Christian Hogan, 16, Rene LeBlanc, 15, and Christal Thibault, 16. 
Advocate staff photo by Arthur D. Lauck

Enjoying the muscic at Acadian Village (left)

John Rowland/The Advertiser 
Dominique Dupuis plays the fiddle Thursday during the celebration marking 10 years of twin city status between Carencro and Dieppe, New Brunswick. The event was held at Carencro's Pelican Park. 

Dancers from La Baie          
en Joie of Nova Scotia          
perform at the Liberty          
Theater in Eunice on          
Thursday as part of a          
Congres event.              
Advocate staff photo           
by Arthur D. Lauck            

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