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A human flag will be created in Kingston in order to celebrate the Franco-Ontarian Day!

Kingston, September 13th, 2019 – Franco-Ontarians celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25th every year! This year, a human Franco-Ontarian flag will be created and filmed by a drone at Confederation Park in Kingston.

On September 25th, starting at 9:30 am, ACFOMI will organize activities at Confederation park including the flag raising ceremony with official speeches and the Franco-Ontarian anthem. This ceremony will be followed by festive music, featuring Franco-Ontarian signer Justin André, and the construction of a human flag by students of local French-speaking schools.

The Franco-Ontarian flag, whose colours feature the green of our summers and the white of our winters, has been raised for the first time on September 25th, 1976 in Sudbury. Since then, the Franco-Ontarian community celebrates the anniversary of the flag each September 25th. Even though the flag is largely used as the symbol of the French-speaking Ontarian community, it has become the official emblem only on June 21st, 2001.

In 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario has proclaimed September 25th as the official day of Franco-Ontarians. Every year, this day recognized the contribution of the French-speaking community to the province’s cultural, historical, social, economic and political life. The proclamation of the September 25th is a clear action from the province to support the Franco-Ontarian community.

The general public is welcome to participate in this event! For more information!

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Source:

Michèle Dubois Lauren Anglin

Executive Director Community Liaison Officer

mdubois@acfomi.org                                   langlin@acfomi.org

www.acfomi.ca                                               www.acfomi.ca

(613) 546-7863, ext. 127 (613) 546-7863, ext. 126

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