Islanders celebrate les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

(l-r) Premier Dennis King, Minister responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs and Edgar Arsenault, président de la Société acadienne et francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

Acadians, Francophones and French-speaking Islanders will be celebrating the French language and vibrant culture with the global Francophone community throughout the month of March.

March has been recognized as the month of the Francophonie around the world for over 20 years. French speaking communities organize annual events through the national initiative, les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF). To celebrate francophone culture, history and the French language, participating communities offer a variety of activities for residents and visitors of all ages throughout this month. 

“Acadia and the Francophonie bring cultural wealth and much more to Canada and PEI. Celebrating the Francophonie by choosing Acadia as the theme is a great opportunity to bring heritage, sharing and diversity to the forefront. The heritage of our people, the sharing of our language and the diversity of our accents, our origins and the colour of our skin – because all this is part of the Francophonie. On behalf of the SAF’Île, I wish you all great RVF,” said Edgar Arsenault, Chair of the Société acadienne et francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

Islanders will have the opportunity to celebrate with the vibrant Acadian and Francophone community through many activities that highlight its rich history. 

“A lot of the celebrations that were planned last year had to be postponed because of the global pandemic. The organizers have done a phenomenal job to offer a safe month-long program that gives us all the chance to celebrate the Acadian and Francophone community, their history and the French language and culture.”

- Premier and Minister responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs, Dennis King.

To learn more about les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and its activities, visit: les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie.

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