The Federation culturelle de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard runs a music program aimed at preserving Acadian culture for under-served youth in and around Charlottetown. Because the Acadian community only represent 4% of the local population – making them a small minority in the area – preserving their culture has become a major focus of The Federation’s programs.

With the violin being an important item to the Acadian culture, the organization’s violin program – inclusive of six franco-communities in PEI – not only serves to educate the next generation about Acadian culture, but also gives them a sense of pride relating to their unique backgrounds. With focus remaining on this cultural instrument, the Fédération Culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard will be purchasing more violins, with an awarded $11,000 through the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant.

Congratulations to Fédération Culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard!