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10th Yukon Francophonie Day
Whitehorse, May 13, 2016 - The Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY), together with the French Language Services Directorate of the Government of Yukon, is pleased to invite Yukoners to join in the festivities marking the 10th Yukon Francophonie Day. This important acknowledgement of Francophones' contribution to the development of the Yukon for almost 200 years has truly become an invitation to celebrate together the vitality and vibrancy of the Franco-Yukon community.
"To celebrate the 10th anniversary as it should be, we worked with an outstanding team of volunteers, talented musicians, creators from different artistic disciplines, facilitators and partners," said Angélique Bernard, President of the Association franco-yukonnaise. "On Saturday, May 14, the public will be able to enjoy a unique experience and appreciate the results of this remarkable community collaboration. Thank you to everyone who makes French shine in all areas of Yukon community life."
Free fun fourfold
In the afternoon, the Anacrouse trio will give a private performance at the Thomson Centre for the residents of Whitehorse senior centres.
At 3:30 p.m. toddlers and children 12 and under will be able to enjoy a three-activity tour at the Centre de la francophonie: story reading, yoga and parent/child musical awakening.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. the community is invited to a colourful reception at the MacBride Museum, in the presence of Elaine Taylor, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate of Yukon, and of several community representatives. What's on: swing-gypsy-jazz quartet, unveiling of a time capsule sealed in 2011, child care and activities for kids, creation of a collective artwork, and much more.
And to end the day on a high note, at 7:30 p.m. Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé, a Quebec multi-instrumentalist artist who combines pop, folk, jazz and blues, will stage a show at the Old Fire Hall, thanks to the support of the governments of Yukon and Quebec.
In Dawson
On the occasion of the monthly Get Together en français with French background music, a cake celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Yukon Francophonie Day will be served at KIAC on Friday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m.
"I wish to offer my sincere congratulations to the Yukon francophone community on this 10th anniversary of the Yukon Francophonie Day and acknowledge the important contributions made by Francophones to build a better Yukon", said Elaine Taylor, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate. "The Yukon government is proud to support the Yukon Francophonie Day's and to contribute to the continued vitality and growth of the Yukon francophone community."
AFY thanks the Yukon and Quebec governments for supporting Yukon's French-speaking community through their recently signed Cooperation and Exchange Agreement; the Yukon Department of Education's French programs which so brilliantly mobilize young people around La Francophonie; and the cities of Whitehorse and Dawson who raise the Franco-Yukon flag every year as a sign 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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Media Relations
Nancy Power, Communications and Community Relations Director
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867-668-2663 extension 33
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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