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Whitehorse, May 11, 2017 - It is with pleasure that the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY), in collaboration with the French Language Services Directorate of the Government of Yukon, invites Yukoners to join in the free festivities organized in Whitehorse and Dawson to celebrate the 11th Yukon Francophonie Day.
"Once again this year, these activities are the result of a remarkable community collaboration," said AFY President Angélique Bernard. "In addition to being an important recognition of the contribution Francophones have made to the development of the Yukon for almost 200 years, Yukon Francophonie Day is a special occasion to celebrate the vitality and dynamism of today's Yukon French-speaking community."

"I offer my best wishes to the Yukon francophone community on this 11th Yukon Francophonie Day and on the 35th anniversary of AFY. Many thanks for your contributions to the Yukon", said John Streicker, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate. "The 'Fête de village' theme reflects a strong, inclusive Francophone community where all cultures and age groups are welcome."
Festive reception
Friday, May 12, from 5 to 8 pm, at the Old Fire Hall
Country garden party-style reception. Planned: Traditional jazz and Cajun quartet, Kids' Zone, creative nomad flag workshop with the Caravane boréale des dix mots, discovery of the new "Whitehorse francophone" tourism tour, and much more.
Treasure hunt
Friday, May 12, departure from 4:15 to 4:30 pm from the Centre de la francophonie
The young seekers will follow a route leading to the festive reception, where they will take up a final artistic challenge before receiving their surprise.
Private concert
On Saturday, May 13, the Anacrouse trio will go to the Copper Ridge Centre to give a performance for the residents.
In Dawson
Monday, May 15, at noon, in front of the City Office
Raising of the Franco-Yukon flag, with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided in collaboration with the City of Dawson.

Chante-la ta chanson (Sing your song)
Monday, May 15, from 12:30 pm to 2 pm, at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.
Concert by Whitehorse elementary school students, presented by the Yukon Department of Education.
AFY extends its sincerest thanks to the Government of Yukon for its support of the Yukon French-speaking community, Les EssentiElles and Partenariat communauté en santé (Francophone Health Network) for their contribution to the children's activities, as well as the City of Whitehorse and the City of Dawson for raising the Franco-Yukon flag, every year, as a token of recognition.
Association franco-yukonnaise
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, the AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.
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Additional information
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Media Relations
Nancy Power, Communications and Community Relations Director
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867-668-2663 extension 332
communications@afy.yk.ca
Merci au ministère du Tourisme et de la Culture du Yukon, à l’Aurore boréale et aux autres organismes et individus qui nous ont permis d’utiliser leurs photos.
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