May 23, 1976

The first Festival franco-ontarien is held in the nation’s capital

It is a major event for Ontario’s Francophones and francophiles.

The event was spearheaded by Pierre DeBlois, President of the Ottawa-Carleton regional chapter of the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario.

The annual Festival features concerts and activities for people of all ages. It showcases Francophone cultural pride and promotes Ontario’s French-speaking community.