Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, in partnership with Acadian Affairs, have developed a new French-language licence plate celebrating Acadian and francophone culture. The colourful licence plate features an image of the Acadian flag with the words Nova Scotia, Nouvelle-Écosse across the top.
The Acadian flag licence plate will be issued in sequential order to passenger (cars and station wagons) and light commercial vehicles up to 5000 kgs (trucks and vans).
The registration fee for an Acadian flag licence plate will be the standard vehicle registration fee associated with the class and weight of the vehicle being registered. In addition, a $50 donation will be collected at the time of initial issuance of the plate and on renewals. The $50 donation will be directed to the Vive l'Acadie Community Fund.
The Vive l'Acadie Communtiy Fund is administered by Acadian Affairs. The funds will be used to support Acadian and francophone community projects. You may obtain more information about the Vive l'Acadie Communtiy Fund by visiting http://www.gov.ns.ca/acadian/en/index.htm.
Note: Current Canada Revenue Agency requirements do not permit the donation to be used as a tax deduction.
The Acadian flag was adopted during the second Acadian Convention in 1884 in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. Nearly identical to France's national flag, the Acadian flag is distinguishable by its gold star in the upper left hand corner. The gold star is called the Stella Maris, the star of the sea, and serves as a symbol of guidance, hope and protection for Acadians worldwide.