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The AFY Provides Financial Support for Two Community Projects
Whitehorse, June 5, 2014 - The Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY), today presented a cheque for $25,000 to Fondation boréale, and another cheque for $30,000 to Garderie du petit cheval blanc daycare to support them in developing two community projects in the Yukon. This financial contribution was made possible through the sale of the Alexandrin building to the Whitehorse Food Bank on April 30.
"Fondation boréale is happy to receive this significant support, which will allow it to meet its goal of $50,000," said the organization's president, Julie Ménard. "Thanks to this donation, Fondation boréale now has the means to develop its first scholarship program, which will reward young people for their community involvement, and in so doing, give back to the Yukon's Francophone community."
"The Garderie du petit cheval blanc is grateful for the ongoing support shown by AFY to our organisation," said the vice president of the daycare, Marc-André Lavigne. "This important contribution will allow the daycare to conduct a needs and feasibility study, which is the first essential step in its expansion project."
The AFY is also working on creating a community development fund (Fonds de développement communautaire--FCAFY), which will offer financial support to projects that help the Yukon's Francophone community to blossom.
We're thrilled to have capitalized on the sale of the Alexandrin building as an opportunity to invest in our community and contribute to its vitality," announced AFY president Angélique Bernard. "This initial financial support is only the beginning because the AFY community development fund will offer backing to other projects that contribute to building a truly strong and dynamic Francophone community in the Yukon."
A committee will soon be formed to define the conditions and criteria for attributing the funds. The committee will notably assist the AFY's Board of Directors in establishing, monitoring and creating a distribution policy for the AFYCF. An investment committee will also be created to ensure, on behalf of the Board of Directors, the sound management of the new fund's financial assets.
All details related to the committees and the creation of the AFYCF will be presented at AFY's annual general meeting which will be held Saturday September 27, 2014.
Photo (left to right): Angélique Bernard and Julie Ménard
More pictures are available upon request.
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.
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Source :
Nancy Power
Communications and Community Relations Director
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867 668-2663 extension 332
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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