To mark National Francophone Immigration Week in Canada, several Fransaskois associations are offering a series of in-person and virtual activities across Saskatchewan.
The theme of the 11the edition of the National Francophone Immigration Week
Welcoming country. The aim of this event is to recognize the contribution of French-speaking immigrants across the country.
In Regina, the Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Regina (ACFR) is planning an evening of exchange and indigenous art at the Bistro du Carrefour des Plaines on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In Saskatoon, the Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon (FFS) is organizing an aperitif franco event at the Relais on Friday, specifically dedicated to National French-Speaking Immigration Week in Canada.
In Moose Jaw, the Welcoming Francophone Community (CFA) is organizing activities in the École Ducharme gymnasium on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In Gravelbourg, similar celebrations will take place on Friday, November 24th, from 5:30 p.m. at the Maillard Cultural Center. This includes a cocktail and a tour of the stands.
The project manager for the CFASandrine Lebon, points out that participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of cultures through a variety of food and dance performances.
We will have several different cultural kiosks there. We will have Benin, Mauritius, Cameroon, Italy […] I won’t reveal anything else, I invite people to come along and discover themsays Ms. Lebon during an interview with the show point of the day.
According to the Fransaskoise Community Assembly (ACF), the integration of French-speaking newcomers should not be limited to specific events such as this national week, but rather points out that it must be part of the daily life of all Francophones.
This integration is important, but it is lived every day. So yes, it’s an important week, but it’s an important week because it should be representative of what we experience throughout the year.gives the President of theACFDenis Simard.
It’s not just about receiving, but also about giving. It’s about welcoming what’s happening, showing our culture, our understanding of the community and, above all, creating spacehe adds.
For the President of the Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities of Canada (FCFA), Liane Roy, these activities allow us to celebrate the diversity of the Francophonie that arises from immigration.
National Francophone Immigration Week is an opportunity to start with activities that are friendly, festive and enriching, with something for everyone.says Ms. Roy.
With information from Charlotte Marschall and David Houle
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