Portia White Prize 2018

Ronald Bourgeois 

Originaire de Chéticamp au  Cap-Breton, Ronald est reconnu comme l'un des principaux auteurs compositeurs interprètes en Acadie dont les chansons couronnées de prix figurent au répertoire de nombreux chanteurs acadiens, québécois, ainsi qu’en Louisiane et en France. Plus de 60 versions de ses compositions ont été enregistrées à travers la francophonie.

 En 2008, 19 artistes canadiens lui rendent hommage sur un disque compilation reprenant ses chansons. Cette même année, sa chanson « Viens avec moi » figure sur un album en lice pour les prix Grammy aux États-Unis.

En 2016, l’Association professionnelle des auteurs compositeurs du Québec décerne à Ronald Bourgeois un prix unique le reconnaissant comme « Pilier de la chanson acadienne ».

37ans de carrière, une valise pleine de beaux moments, d’histoires et de chansons, l’artiste est toujours et encore le plus heureux, quand il partage ses chansons et sa musique avec le public.

Ronald Bourgeois, un chanteur qui fait du bien à l’âme.

 

From Chéticamp Cape Breton, Ronald is recognized as one of the primary songwriters in Acadie. His many nominated and award winning songs are featured in the repertoire of Francophone artists from Acadie, Quebec, Louisiana and France.

More than 60 versions of his songs have been recorded by artists throughout la Francophonie. In 2008, 19 artists from Canada and Louisiana celebrated his talent by recording their versions of Bourgeois songs in the “J’ai trouvé dans une chanson”, tribute album. The same year, his song "Viens avec moi " is featured on the Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars Grammy nominated recording.

In 2016, the Professional Association of Authors composers of Quebec recognized Ronald Bourgeois’ achievements with the "pillar of the Acadian music" award. He was also the recipient of the 2017 Prix Grand-Pré.

A 37-year career, filled with memorable moments, stories and songs, the artist is still most happy, when he shares his music with his audience.

Ronald Bourgeois, music good for the soul.

Protégé: La Société Saint-Pierre

Founded in 1947, La Société Saint-Pierre is for the Acadians of the Chéticamp region, the body that works to preserve and promote the Acadian language and culture. The Society watches over and protects the intellectual, social and economic well-being of the Acadians of this region. Proud proprietor of the cultural centre Les Trois Pignons, La Société Saint-Pierre, through its museum, its hooked rug gallery and genealogy centre stands as the protector of the local history and ancestry. The Society also oversees much of the tourism and cultural programming as well as marketing initiatives for the community, from Mi-carême festivities in the winter, Festival de l’Escaouette in the summer and community events during Celtic Colours Festival.