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Franco-Albertan flag

Alberta creates the Francophone Secretariat

The provincial government creates the Secretariat in recognition of its French-speaking citizens and its commitment to them.
Logo of Assemblée communautaire fransasksoise

The Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise is rechristened

Members of the Association culturelle franco-canadienne de la Saskatchewan decide on a new name and a new governance structure to represent the Fransaskois community.
Logo of Jeux de la francophonie canadienne

The first Jeux de la francophonie canadienne are held

This sports and cultural event is held in the city of Memramcook in southeastern New Brunswick.
Bronze of Northrop Frye

The first Frye Festival is held

This bilingual international literary festival was created in honour of Northrop Frye (1912–1991), who grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick. It welcomes English- and French-speaking authors and attracts audiences from both official language communities.
Logo of the Office International de la Francophonie

The Jeux de la Francophonie are held on Canadian soil for the first time

From July 14 to 24, the National Capital Region welcomes Francophones from around the world.
Accueil francophone's logo

Accueil francophone opens in Manitoba

The aim of the organization is to contribute to community development by welcoming French-speaking immigrants and helping them to settle in Manitoba.
Gabrielle-Roy House

Gabrielle Roy House opens in Manitoba

Gabrielle Roy’s childhood home is an important symbol that often appears in the author’s work.
Bust of Samuel Champlain in Paris (France)

Acadia celebrates its 400th anniversary

Celebrations are held across Acadia.
Logo of Francofièvre

The Coalition for the Promotion of the French Language and Francophone Culture in Saskatchewan is created

It launches Francofièvre to give Saskatchewan youth an exciting experience in French.
La Cité collégiale in Ottawa

Launch of the Monuments to Ottawa’s Francophonie

Launched in 2006, this community project initially aimed to build six monuments to the Francophonie in Ottawa to recognize the Francophone presence in the National Capital Region.
Radio Radio in concert

The Estates General on Arts and Culture in Acadian Society is held in New Brunswick

These meetings will lead to the adoption of the Global Strategy for the Integration of Arts and Culture into Acadian Society in New Brunswick.
June 28, 2007

L’empreinte francophone is unveiled in Alberta

The monument is created in honour of Franco-Albertans.

Quebec City celebrates its 400th anniversary

The celebration also commemorates 400 years of a permanent French presence in North America.
Logo of the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques

The Centre de la francophonie des Amériques opens in Québec City

The Centre’s mission is to connect the 33 million Francophones in the Americas.
Landscape of Whitehouse (Yukon)

The Festival du solstice debuts in Yukon

Whitehorse hosts this unique Francophonie-themed event full of activities and shows.
Justin Morrow

Canadian Youth for French is founded

Université Laval football player founds a youth organization to promote bilingualism among young Anglophones across Canada

A new group called Seniors Action Quebec is founded

It motto is “A seniors network… for seniors… by seniors.”
Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens its doors

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Museum is the realization of a dream of the late Israel “Izzy” Asper following a long 14-year journey.
Logo of the Conseil culturel fransaskois

The Fête Fransaskoise festival returns

After a 10-year hiatus due to a lack of funding, the Fête is revived by the Conseil culturel fransaskois.