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AGM 2017: New President at Association franco-yukonnaise
Whitehorse, October 5, 2017 - On September 30, 2017, the members of the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) convened at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre in Whitehorse for the organization's 35th annual general meeting (AGM).
In the morning, members attended a presentation on the current and future profile of French services in the Yukon by the Honourable John Streicker, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate (FLSD), Patrice Tremblay, Director of the FLSD, and some members of their team. Chantal Alarie - Representative of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL) for Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon - then presented the rights of the population regarding the use of French and English in communications with the Government of Canada. A third presentation about an AFY-led project on law in the Yukon closed the morning session.
In the afternoon, during the business meeting, André Bourcier was elected President by acclamation. He will replace Angélique Bernard who has held the position of president of the Association for seven years. She was warmly applauded and thanked for her outstanding commitment to the Francophone community. Ms. Bernard will not, however, be leaving the Board of Directors, for she was elected Vice-President, the position vacated mid-term by André Bourcier. Josée Belisle and Marie-Stéphanie Gasse were also elected to administrator positions.
"I am pleased to start this new mandate and committed to working on priority issues for the Yukon's Francophone population. My goal is to ensure the necessary services to meet the real needs of Franco-Yukoners," said AFY President André Bourcier.
"I'm very happy to continue working at AFY alongside my colleague André Bourcier for the remainder of my new mandate as Vice-President," said Angélique Bernard.
AFY sincerely thanks all the members who attended the meeting for their involvement in the Franco-Yukon community.
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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Francis Lefebvre, Director Communications and Community Relations
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