Community celebrates Francophone culture during Vive Cornwall

September 21, 2012

Vive Cornwall

Cornwall's Francophone culture will be celebrated during the third annual Vive Cornwall festival on September 21st and 22nd. 

Held at the monument de la Francophonie in Lamoureux Park, the two-day event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment.

The event will kick off on Friday, September 21st with a parade organized by Cornwall's Francophone secondary schools, La Citadelle and L'Héritage. Beginning at 9:15 am, the students - dressed in the Franco-Ontarian colours of green and white - will head west on Montreal Road from McConnell Avenue and continue north on Marlborough Street, west on Second Street, south on Pitt Street and east on Water Street, ending up at the monument de la Francophonie. The Franco-Ontarian flag will then be raised before the students return to their respective schools.

Vive Cornwall will continue throughout Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd at the monument de la Francophonie.

There will be inflatable toys, vendors, food, face painting and presentations by the Clown Frisotine and Ray's Reptile Zoo. Participants can also a charity barbecue, a talent contest by local shchools, Zumba, Yoga and Tai-chi, and more.

Click here for a full list of Vive Cornwall activities

The community event is organized by le Centre culturel de Cornwall with the support of a number of other community organizations.

 

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