The excitement for the upcoming World Acadian Congress continues to build. President of the Maine Regional Coordinating Committee George Dumond gave folks an update on the congress at Thursday morning’s business breakfast at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
“We’re at a point now where the momentum is moving, people are excited, and they’re starting to feel it now we’re getting closer to that event,” says Dumond.
Dumond says the preliminary program for the event came out in August. He says with under 300 days until the congress, organizers are working out the entertainment that will take place, the staging, the lighting, etc. He says they’re continuing talks with staff at the borders to make sure traffic will flow freely from august 8th to the 24th.
“We’ve actually toured all three of the ports to look at the logistics find out what location is the best to bring in tour buses for example,” he says.
One big question at the breakfast was how housing for the tens of thousands of visitors is going to work — and Dumond says they’re going to need the community’s help.
“We’re asking people if they’ve got a room that they want to rent, a camp, we’re looking at lodges we’re looking at cabins, if you’re interested go on the site everything that you wanna know is on cma2014.com, that will be able to answer many many questions,” Dumond says.
Dumond says this is an event that will affect everyone so he encourages both people and businesses to start gearing up if they haven’t. He adds that they’re just starting to get volunteers signing up for the event – so if you’re interested you can visit cma2014.com.