Georges Arsenault

Acadian historian, folklorist, and lecturer, and a former Radio-Canada radio host.

Were you born in PEI or are you an Islander by choice?
Born in Abram-Village in the Evangeline Region.

How long have you been living in PEI?
I lived on the Island most of my life, except 14 years in Moncton and two in Québec City.

Where do you live in PEI?
Charlottetown.

Describe what an average day looks like for you?
I am retired but I spent my time writing, doing research, and voluntary work for Acadian organizations.

What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
The beauty and tranquillity of the Island, the friendliness of the people.

What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
That there is a vibrant Acadian and french-speaking population.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
My passion is certainly Island history and culture, and especially the Acadian part of it. I have written some 15 books on those themes.

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
The Acadian Museum in Miscouche. It is the best place for an introduction to Acadian PEI.