Province of B.C. Celebrates twentieth Francophonie Day — BC Alliance for Arts + Tradition

Province of B.C. Celebrates twentieth Francophonie Day — BC Alliance for Arts + Tradition

Adrian Dix, Minister of Well being and Minister Liable for Francophone Affairs, has issued a proclamation to mark the twentieth annual B.C. Francophonie Day. Prematurely of B.C. Francophonie Day and Worldwide Francophonie Day, Dix hosted a digital celebration with the francophone neighborhood, and honoured the francophone arts and tradition sector. “La Journée de la francophonie

Adrian Dix, Minister of Well being and Minister Liable for Francophone Affairs, has issued a proclamation to mark the twentieth annual B.C. Francophonie Day.

Prematurely of B.C. Francophonie Day and Worldwide Francophonie Day, Dix hosted a digital celebration with the francophone neighborhood, and honoured the francophone arts and tradition sector.

“La Journée de la francophonie en Colombie-Britannique celebrates the nice contributions made by francophones and francophiles to the event of the cultural, social and financial lifetime of British Columbia,” mentioned Dix. “This 12 months, we acknowledge the resiliency of the francophone arts and tradition sector all through the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides because of the artists and organizations who elevate our spirts by their creations. Arts and tradition stay indispensable to our bodily, emotional and psychological well-being.”

Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Tradition and Sport, mentioned: “B.C. Francophonie Day is a vital alternative to honour individuals of francophone heritage on this province. This 12 months’s theme highlights the francophone arts and tradition sector, offering well-deserved recognition for the individuals and organizations on this sector for his or her very important contributions. We all know the previous two years have offered unprecedented challenges. I applaud your unbelievable resilience and skill to pivot and adapt to maintain B.C. robust.”

At a digital celebration, Dix offered the B.C. Francophonie Day award to the Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique in recognition of its work to assist francophone artists and organizations pivot to digital productions and performances.

“Because of the Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, British Columbians by no means stopped creating or accessing francophone arts and tradition,” Dix mentioned.

To mark B.C. Francophonie Day and Worldwide Francophonie Day, the Province will elevate the Franco-Columbian flag exterior the B.C. Parliament Buildings on March 20. There are greater than 70,000 francophone and greater than 300,000 French-speaking individuals in British Columbia residing in all areas of the province.

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