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June 24 - Festivities under the Midnight Sun
Whitehorse, June 14, 2017 - The Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) is pleased to invite the community to celebrate Solstice Saint-Jean in Whitehorse and Dawson on June 24. This year specially, AFY is welcoming the blockbuster show Constellation francophone highlighting the dynamism and diversity of La Francophonie here and elsewhere in Canada.
"Both cities will be able to celebrate Francophone culture with great musical, dance and cultural mediation programming," said Virginie Hamel, AFY Arts and Culture Manager and Solstice Saint-Jean Art Director. "Thanks go to the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques for its initiative Constellation francophone which brings artists from all over the country to join in this major celebration in view of Canada's 150th anniversary," she added.
In Whitehorse
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, FROM 5 PM TO MIDNIGHT AT SHIPYARDS PARK
5-7 pm: Family activities, break-dancing and music of DJ Gabriel Boudreau
7-7:30 pm: Concert with Jazz 'in Belleville
8-10 pm: Special Constellation francophone concert with Elisapie Isaac, Lisa Leblanc,
Sophie Villeneuve, Soir de Semaine, Ponteix, Lennie Gallant, Saratoga, Brigitte Desjardins and
Ryan McNally and Les Chiclettes
10:20 pm: Brigitte Desjardins and Ryan McNally
11 pm to midnight: Soir de Semaine
solstice.afy.yk.ca | constellationfranco.ca (in French)
In Dawson
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 10 PM TO 2 AM IN THE MORNING, WESTMINSTER HOTEL (THE PIT)
Songster Christian Proulx revisits great hits of Quebec and French-Canadian song.
dawson.afy.yk.ca
The Solstice Saint-Jean celebration is made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon. AFY thanks Whitehorse Motors for its ongoing support of arts and culture in French in the Yukon.
Association franco-yukonnaise
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:
Amélie Jalbert, Communications Officer
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867-668-2663, ext. 853
marketing@afy.yk.ca
Information:
Virginie Hamel, Solstice Saint-Jean Art Director
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867-668-2663, ext. 221
vhamel@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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