Released on March 1, 2018
Provincial Secretary Nadine Wilson proclaimed March 1 to 21 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2018 in Saskatchewan. Held annually across the country, Rendez-vous de la Francophonie promotes Francophone culture and the French language, and coincides with the International Day of La Francophonie on March 20.
“Saskatchewan has a rich and spirited Fransaskois community, and Rendez-vous is a chance to promote this community’s contribution to our province,” Wilson said. “With many opportunities to learn about Francophone culture and participate in Francophone activities during these weeks, I encourage everyone, regardless of language or culture, to celebrate Rendez-vous.”
The Provincial Secretary, along with the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise, will highlight Rendez-vous through an event at the Legislative Building on March 20, the International Day of La Francophonie. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Rendez-vous, and there are more than 3,000 activities planned across Canada to celebrate.
In Saskatchewan, planned events include musical and dance performances, cultural and language workshops, and winter carnivals. By bringing together so many people to celebrate across the country, Rendez-vous shines a light on the vibrant culture of our Francophone communities.
To learn about an event near you, visit the calendar section of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie website, available in English and French at www.rvf.ca.
For more information about French-language services provided by the Government of Saskatchewan, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/bonjour.
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