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The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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May 29, 2019

Cocagne - Environment, Community, Health Observatory Network (ECHO) held its annual conference and Cocagne hosted researchers and partners from British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick on May 29 2019.

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At Blanche-Bourgeois School                                                        At Marcel Goguen Farm

The group of about sixty people, composed of researchers and participants, visited Kouchibouguac Park, the Bouctouche dune, the school and a farm in Cocagne. The goal was to explore the nature and cultural heritage of New Brunswick and learn at the same time about resource development challenges in the province.

In Cocagne, Grade 5 students have prepared a beautiful program including a tour of student posters, a guided walk and a snack prepared by the pupils. See the school news here.In the evening, participants visited the Marcel Goguen Farm, and enjoyed a local dinner with traditional Acadian melodies played by a violinist and a pianist. Finally, people enjoyed themselves by participating in a friendly competition of questions and challenges around the natural and cultural heritage of New Brunswick.

The ECHO Network is a 5-year research program, funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant, focused on working together across sectors to take notice of- and respond to- the influence of resource development on health and well-being, with specific emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous communities and environments.

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Upcoming activities

Sept 21, 2019 - Observation and identification of mushrooms

At 1:30 p.m. at Club chasse et pêche in Haute-Aboujagane
Hosted by Les Ami(e)s de la Nature Sud-Est
Guide: Raymonde Chartier, amateur mycologist
Meeting: at 1:00 p.m.  at the big lobster of Shediac. We will go to Haute-Aboubagane. Trails arranged.
Dress with long pants and long sleeves, solid shoes or boots.
Bring water bottle, identification guide, walking stick if desired, insecticide
You can bring mushrooms for identification if desired.

Sept 19 to 22, 2019 - Kent-South EcoFestival

See full program here (in French)
Hosted by the Kent-South Cultural Society

Sept 28, 2019 Saturday - Community dinner for Cocagne community dinner - salted porc

Boiled vegetables and salted porc and apple crisp (see Facebook event)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Center 50, 10 Villa street in Cocagne
Tickets $ 12 / adult and $ 6 / children under 12, for sale at Cocagne Variety, at Eudore Melanson or at the GDDPC office
there will be random attendance prizes! For further information: contact Yvan Picard at 531-5327 or Mathieu Bastarache at 899-1586

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures