AFO And Ontario To Host 2010 Francophonie Awards
McGuinty Government Recognizes Outstanding Ontarians
The Ontario government and Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO) will co-host the Francophonie Awards on October 23, 2010, during the AFO's centennial gala.
Awarded every two years, these awards honour a Francophone and a Francophile who have recently had a significant impact on the political, social, economic or cultural vitality of Ontario's Francophone community. In addition, the new Youth Francophonie Award, which was created this year, will recognize an exceptional Francophone or Francophile under the aged of 25.The submission deadline has been extended until September 10, 2010.
- The Ontario Francophonie Awards were created in 2006 as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the French Language Services Act.
“The celebrations of the AFO's 100th anniversary represent a unique opportunity to pay tribute to the vibrancy of the Franco-Ontarian community. Thanks to the partnership between the Ontario government and the AFO, the 2010 Francophonie Awards will be hosted as part of this historic milestone.”
“This partnership is even more important this year as we honour and celebrate the tenacity and vitality of the entire Francophone community throughout our centennial year.”