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Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue


The Canadian Foundation for Cross‑Cultural Dialogue is proud to present the 15th edition of Les Rendez‑vous de la Francophonie (RVF). The Foundation works to promote and sustain dialogue and bring together the many different components of Canadian society.

From March 8 to 24, 2013, let's join Canada's Francophones in their zest for life. On our Web site, you will find more than 1000 activities across the country expressing Francophone joie de vivre, including conferences, shows, workshops, and ceremonial, social and educational activities. Something for every taste in every province and territory. Check the RVF Web site (www) English Hyperlink Notice to find out what's happening near you, and join in the fun!

Here are some examples of activities by province and territory:

    Sugar Shack Carnival
    Sunday, March 17, at Cité francophone in Edmonton
    Multicultural show
    Friday, March 15, in Moncton's Empress Theatre. Presented by the Centre d'accueil et d'accompagnement francophone pour les immigrants du Sud‑Est du Nouveau‑Brunswick (CAFI)
    Community forum exploring the role of Louisbourg in building the identity of Nova Scotia's Acadians
    Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 9 p.m., in Dartmouth. Presented by the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle‑écosse (FANE)
    La Francofête 2013
    From March 16 to 24, Quebecers will be invited to celebrate the commitment to living with a zest for life, the French way. Presented by the Office québécois de la langue française
    Visages au féminin
    Friday, March 8, at the Yellowknife Museum
    16th annual Victoria French Fest
    From March 7 to 11, in Victoria, British Columbia. Presented by La Société francophone de Victoria
    African cultural gala
    March 15 and 16, at the école canadienne‑française de Saskatoon. Presented by the Communauté des Africains francophones de Saskatchewan
    Official launch and raising of the Acadian flag
    Late morning on March 8, in Charlottetown. Official launch of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and raising of the Acadian flag by the Government of Prince Edward Island
    Journée internationale de la Francophonie breakfast
    March 20, from 7 to 10 a.m., at Laurentian University. Served by the Association canadienne‑française de l'Ontario du grand Sudbury
    Soirée Gala du Prix Riel
    March 8. Since 1983, this annual gala has paid tribute to Manitoba's Francophones who have made an exceptional contribution, mainly as volunteers, to the community's development. Presented by the Société franco‑manitobaine
    Bilingual play Je parle français and I Love in English
    March 21 and 22, at 7 p.m., at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse. Presented by Les EssentiElles
    NFB screening
    March 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the école des Trois‑Soleils in Iqaluit. General public
    NFB films for kids
    March 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands‑Vents in St. John's, Newfoundland. Presented by l'Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean (ACFSJ)

By bringing together thousands of activities organized by people from every walk of life and corner of the country, the RVF manage to convey the dynamism of the different communities and regions, and promote these celebrations through a Canada‑wide inventory (www) English Hyperlink Notice to encourage you to join in the fun.