Franco-Ontarian Day in Kingston
Tuesday, September 25 2018
4pm to 8:30pm
Join us to celebrate the Franco-Ontarian Day this year at 711, Dalton Ave. Kingston! Updates and all the latest news will be posted on this website or on the Facebook event. Don’t hesitate to click that « Interested » or « Going » button and to share the invitation with your Facebook friends and family!
September 25th marks the anniversary of the first raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag that was held in 1975 at the Laurentian University in Sudbury. Its two creators, Michel Dupuis and Gaétan Gervais, created the flag in the image of the people it represented: the trille for Ontario, the lys for the French language, the green for the summers and the white for the winters. The flag became the official symbol of the province in 2011. (Source : ACFO Sudbury)
It is only as of 2010 that September 25th became the official Franco-Ontarian Day (Le Jour des Franco-Ontariens et Franco-Ontariennes). The law on this official day, unanimously adopted on April 26th 2010 by the Legislative Assembly, proclaimed September 25th of each year as the Franco-Ontarian Day. Every year, this day recognizes the contribution of the Francophone community of Ontario to the culture, history, society, economy and politics of the province. The proclamation of this day is a concrete action from the province to sustain the Franco-Ontarian community.
(Source : Guide des meilleures pratiques Jour des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennes. )
The 2018 Franco-Ontarian Day Festivities!
Date : Tuesday, September 25th 2018
Address : 711, Dalton Avenue, Kingston ON
Time : 4:00pm to 8:30pm
4:00pm : Music and family activities (free)
4:45pm : Supper available at a cost
5:30pm : Raising of the flag and official speeches
6:30pm : The Café-concert Franco concert:
Four Francophone artists from Ontario share the Octave stage to celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day. Mélissa Oimet, Stef Paquette, DJ UNPIER and Julie Kim will unite their voices and diverse musical backgrounds for this very special performance, where they will play to each other’s songs and jam. Come experience this exclusive performance in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere!
Towards 8:30pm: End of the Café-concert Franco concert
The Franco-Ontarian Day in Kingston is co-organised by the Centre culturel Frontenac (CCF) and the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, Conseil régional des Mille-Îles (ACFOMI).
Check out the Centre culturel Frontenac’s website at https://centreculturelfrontenac.com/en/cafe-concert-franco-2/ to find out more about this concert and how to buy your tickets!
Admission to the concert is $7.50 for children (18 years of age and under) or $15 for adults.
We would like to thank our partners who continue to contribute to the vitality of the Francophone community in our region! Thank you to the Réseau de Soutien à l’immigration francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario (RSIFEO), the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) and the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO).
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Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, Conseil régional des Mille-Îles
760, Highway 15,
Kingston, ON K7L 0C3
1(800) 561-4695 (toll-free)
Fax: 613 546-4695
Hours of operation:
Monday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm