Join us for a very special edition of Franco-Festival the largest francophone festival in Northwestern Ontario, with music, arts, food and activities for the whole family!

Thursday September 27

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Friday September 28

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Rapper, poet and composer, Le R 1er, aka Christian Djohossou cheerfully brings a mix of rhythm and poetry, influenced by traditional african and afro-brazilian rhythms. Through the poetry of his lyrics he builds a unique and fascinating universe, full of sensitiviy.

Sunday September 25

In the street in front of the Centre Francophone (234 Van Norman) Indoors if raining

12 pm - 4 pm
The Centre Grandir en français invites you to be part of the festivities! Sunday, September 25th, this dynamic daycare team will entertain children with coloring activities, giant Jenga, giant bowling, face painting and a science table and more!

Collective Art : Who is Yuk-Sem Won? A very talented local artist who will guide you through a unique painting activity. Anxiously waiting to discover how you might express your understanding of what is means to be francophone.
From green to white…come help Yuk-Sem make the world shine bright!

1:45 pm
Raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag

2 pm
« Marco et les Torvis » show on the street

Marco et les Torvis push back the limits of conventionality to deliver a festive and energetic show. Charismatic, twisted and scathing, Marco and six musicians keep us on edge from beginning to end. An infusion of rock, swing and traditional music that raises the roof.

In case of rain, the show will be inside the Royal Canadian Legion (229 Van Norman Street), downstairs.


Together: An exhibition on global development is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, stimulating conversation about Canada’s role in reducing global poverty. Visitors are invited to climb aboard and explore a custom-built truck with 1,000 square feet of exhibition space, traveling coast-to-coast over the next two years.

Developed by Aga Khan Foundation Canada –and featuring the work of over 20 organizations – the exhibition explores how Canadians are working together to alleviate global poverty.
The exhibition inspires visitors to explore solutions to improving quality of life in the developing world through:
- Powerful photography, film and audio that transport visitors around the globe
- Unique objects that reflect innovative solutions to key development challenges
- A skill quiz that enables visitors to discover what kind of global citizens they are and how to get involved
- An interactive world map that illuminates diverse Canadian contributions to global development
- Opportunities for visitors to share their ideas and experience with one another and with their social networks
Visitors leave the exhibit not only with a better understanding of global development but also with examples of the ways in which they can build on their own skills and interests to take action
At, Canadians can explore key themes and issues online, follow the exhibit while it is on the road, participate in related events, and continue the conversation.

Together has travelled to nine provinces and reached close to 35,000 people since it launched in
Ottawa in April 2015. In 2016 the exhibit will travel to western and central Canada.
Curious about the Together exhibit? Watch a short video about this mobile, experiential exhibit here.