Caraquet 

In 2009, plan a trip to New Brunswick. More precisely to Caraquet. Roch Chiasson and his group have been busy trying to organize a wind and kite event as part of the Congrès mondial acadien which will be held in 2009.

Our event will be held on our regular weekend, August 1 to 3, 2009, and the kite event will be held two weeks later. Roch has reserved 10 rooms for us at the Super 8 in Caraquet.

If you want to stay there, book your room asap as the area is going to be very busy at that time. The manager has been given a list of current members so when you call (1-506-727-0888), mention that you belong to the CMWA and give your name and you should have no problem reserving a room.

If you were not a member in 2008 but would like to join again in 2009 and participate in our championship, let Suzanne Roberge know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will give your name to the manager.

This has been done because people have been trying to obtain rooms by saying they belonged to a group when they don’t. There are 4 rooms with a balcony on the water side ($189 incl. breakfast) and 6 on the other side ($169 incl. breakfast). Visit http://www.super8caraquet.com:80/ to see the motel.

If you look at the image gallery you will notice a big grassy area. That is where we will rig and leave our equipment under the watch of a security guard. The motel is located on the beach and we can sail from there. I’m told that during our weekend, there will be fireworks and local musical groups to entertain us as it is the Festival acadien de Caraquet that weekend.

For those who prefer camping, there are some close to the event site but you also need to reserve your spot early. So if you want a camping site, please contact Roch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will take care of it.

Caraquet has been named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2003 and 2009. Take a tour! http://www.ville.caraquet.nb.ca/CaraquetCulturalCapital.cfm

Roch has been trying to secure funds from the government for these events but is not sure yet how much will be allocated. So we cannot promise anything but the price of our event may be subsidized!

SOURCE: Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association