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February 27, 2013
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Provincial French Celebrations taking place March 8-24, 2013

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The provincial celebrations recognize the vitality and distinctiveness of the Acadian and Francophone community and its contribution to the quality of life in our province, said Premier Robert Ghiz, Minister responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs.

“I encourage everyone to take part in the provincial celebrations by participating in the school and community activities taking place Island wide,” said the Premier. “These activities are an opportunity to celebrate our diversity, our rich Acadian heritage, as well as the vitality of the French language in Prince Edward Island.”

This year’s Provincial French Celebrations (Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2013) will take place March 8 to 24. This is the 22nd annual edition of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie which celebrates the French language and Acadian culture on Prince Edward Island. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Joie de vivre,” an expression that means a good mood, a sense of humor and fun times. Starting March 8, the Acadian flag will be flown at Province House for the duration of the celebrations.

The “Carrefour de la Francophonie” will be taking place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on March 11. All Islanders are invited to this event to celebrate the richness and diversity of our provincial Francophone community. School and community activities, including outdoor family events, movie presentations, and more, will continue through March 24.

Media Contact: Dominique Chouinard
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