As World Acadian Congress 2014 Nears, Still Time To Step Up To The 'Plate' And Support It!

May 21, 2014

With the World Acadian Congress 2014 (WAC) happening this August, excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the event continues to build.  As a major sponsor of the event, the Maine Credit Union League is not only encouraging strong participation of the event, some of which will be held in Aroostook County, but also has a way to support the event through the special World Acadian Congress license plate sales.

The World Acadian Congress 2014 takes place August 8-24, 2014, with events happening in Aroostook County, Quebec and New Brunswick.  Thousands of people are expected to attend and participate in the event which celebrates the Acadian heritage and culture.  "Many Maine credit unions can trace their history back to the French Canadian culture and roots, so our support and partnership with the World Acadian Congress recognizes this connection," remarked John Murphy, President of the Maine Credit Union League.

As part of the Maine Credit Union League's partnership, the League is the exclusive distributor and coordinator of the sales of World Acadian License plates, which are the first plates since the Bicentennial to be approved through a law by the Maine Legislature to be placed on the front of vehicles.  The plates can be attached to Maine-registered vehicles and remain there until December 2015.  Sales of the plates not only support the World Acadian Congress but $1 from each plate sold goes to the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger.  The plates are available at a number of Maine credit unions, as well as other select locations throughout Maine and Canadian provinces.  Only 6,000 plates are available. 

For locations, click here.  For information on the World Acadian Congress itself, visit the website.  The League will be posting updates and additional information about Maine credit unions' participating in the Maine Day events as part of the Congress as it gets closer.