A Rendezvous with the Acadian People
Once again this year, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie will be filled with colour. For the 2021 edition, we’ve been inspired by the colours of the Acadian flag. It’s true, we’ve found ourselves in Acadia! Acadian culture and history have left a lasting impression on Francophone culture within Canada and around the world, and Acadians continue to flourish throughout the entire Francophonie!
Acadia, at the heart of my country. One language, thousands of stories!
For the 23rd edition of the RVF, we’re going out to meet Acadians, wherever they are in time or space. This year, the RVF puts a spotlight on the enormous contribution that Acadians have made to promoting la Francophonie. Through their history, we’ll discover our own.
From March 1 to 31, 2021, Francophonie month, we’ll celebrate together despite the distance between us. There will be celebrations for Francophones and Francophiles, and for all those who are Acadian at heart.
Description of the Poster
The 2021 RVF poster reflects the theme “ACADIA, AT THE HEART OF MY COUNTRY! ONE LANGUAGE, THOUSANDS OF STORIES” and features the colours of the Acadian flag. The blue, white and red bands of colour stretch to the bottom of the poster, giving the impression that the flag is rising upwards. This represents the resilience of the Acadian people. The star, found in the upper left-hand corner of the poster, is the same one that has guided seafarers since time immemorial. The clay sculpture in the centre of the poster gazes towards this star. The stylized sculpture of a person sitting in a boat evokes the maritime heritage of the Acadian people. The person sets off to share their culture and their story with Canadians. The person’s face expresses at once joy, wisdom, resilience and, above all, pride in their heritage. A lighthouse, symbolically placed near the bow, illustrates the intent of the 2021 RVF: to shine a light on the tremendous contribution of the Acadians, a founding people, to the creation of our Canadian identity.