WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL FRANCOPHONE MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL!
Franco Fest News:
The third annual Franco Fest Calgary was a massive success, and an experience not to be forgotten! On July 26th the Launch Soiree kicked-off the festivities at the Scandinavian Centre. Guests enjoyed many dishes as they watched culturally diverse performances like the youth showcase, dance spectacles and poetry readings, all of which showcasing the rich diversity of Francophone culture.
On July 27th, Eau Claire Plaza was transformed into a Cultural Crossroads with the help of many artists, vendors, food kiosks, and visual artists all showcasing different pieces of Francophonie from around the world. There were a range of attractions for the entire family like the gorgeous photobooth, an exciting kid’s corner, a caricaturist and a face painter. Visitors were serenaded by many different artists while they explored the festival grounds. Over 3500 guests visited this year’s edition of the festival!
Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who made the third annual Franco Festival Calgary possible, and helped us promote a modern and forward moving francophone culture.
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To take a look of all performers, go to Artists line-up page.
MESSAGE FROM FRANCOFEST AMBASSADOR
Calgary is a progressive city that welcomes newcomers from many parts of the globe. It is a city that has a rich cultural diversity resulting from immigration, and that cultural diversity benefits each one of us, and makes Calgary an exciting city with a cultural soul. It is also a city that has an increasing level of international business, largely led by the oil and gas industry. That industry has caused many Calgarians to reach into, and work with, virtually every region and every culture of our diverse world. International trade and business may have been the progenitor of our diversity; however no society exists or sustains itself on business alone.
Thus we have the Calgary of 2013, a true cultural centre, where one can see specific initiatives such as this Franco Festival, and at the same time, one can see initiatives that are a step beyond a celebration of a specific culture. Recognizing and celebrating the unique characteristics of the Franco Culture, and recognizing its role in global culture, is only one piece of the mosaic that makes Canada, the country, and Calgary, the city of the 21st century.
It is my pleasure, as a native Calgarian, to both be welcomed by the Francophone community, and to bring greetings from the entire Calgary community. This festival celebrates the contribution that Francophone culture has made to Canada, and to Calgary, and all Calgary looks forward to the contribution that each of you will make to our great city as we continue to grow.
Welcome to the 3rd edition of Franco Festival Calgary.
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