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Nova Scotia's first-ever Acadian trade mission to Louisiana will
take place in that state's Acadiana region April 15, 16 and 17.

Headed by the province's Minister responsible for Acadian Affairs
Wayne Gaudet, the mission includes Acadian and Acadian-related
companies from across Nova Scotia, representing areas as varied
as communications, sound and video recording, newspaper
publishing, multimedia production, consulting services and market
research, tourism and accommodations, musical drama and group
travel wholesaling.

The mission, which is being organized by the Nova Scotia Economic
Renewal Agency, will concentrate on the Acadiana region around

Individual one-on-one meetings with Louisiana companies have been
arranged for the participants by the Louisiana firm of Moore
International Services Inc., in cooperation with le Centre
International de Lafayette.

The mission members will also be featured at a reception and
demonstration of their products, including a "Taste of Nova
Scotia" buffet, in Lafayette on April 16. Some 125 guests are
expected to be in attendance, including many Louisiana political
officials, senior Louisiana Acadian leaders and select business

Mr. Gaudet said the mission is intended "to test the waters for
commercial exchanges between two Acadian groupings who, despite
close to 250 years of separation and different nationalities,
have remained similar to many respects and are anxious to
maintain close links. If this mission is successful, it could
become the first of many trade missions which could travel in
both directions".

Nova Scotia trade mission participants include: Something
Creative, Yarmouth; L'Imprimerie Lescarbot, Yarmouth; Taisbean
Multimedia Productions, Sydney; Centre Jodrey, Universite 
Sainte-Anne, Church Point; Acadian Villages of Yarmouth County;
Mountain Gap Resort, Digby; Araignees du boui-boui, Church Point;
Brian Moore Tours, Amherst.


Contact: Steve Warburton  902-424-0927

trp                  Apr. 12, 1996 - 1:57 p.m.