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Raising the Franco-Ontarian flag

Sunday is Franco-Ontarian Day but local residents are marking the occasion on Friday, Sept. 23. 

Les Compagnons des francs loisirs is raising the Franco-Ontarian flag in three area communities. 

The event is about celebrating the history, culture and values of the French-speaking community. 

Flags will be raised in:
North Bay – Leger Square at city hall at 10:15 am
West Nipissing- Goulard Park at 1 pm
East Ferris – East Ferris Community Centre and Arena at 1:30 pm

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“Franco-Ontarians have every reason to be proud of their presence in Canada for over 400 years,” says Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, in a Tweet. “This day really deserves to be celebrated with the family.”

Along with raising the flag, the Franco-Ontarian hymn will be played.

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