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Franco-Fête de Toronto , Saturday June 23rd at Harbourfront Center

Diversity at its best for our 25th anniversary!

TorontoFranco-Fête de Toronto is proud to announce the line-up for 2007. With the help of emcee Michel Bénac, singer in the group Swing, Franco-Fête aims to bring together all of those who love the music and culture of francophonie.

The 25th Franco-Fête offers the public a chance to enjoy the best of the diversity of Canadian francophonie. “With the participation of established and up and coming artists from Ontario, Quebec and elsewhere in the world, this year’s line-up has something that all Francophones and Francophiles in the greater Toronto area will enjoy,” said Érik Larose, President of Franco-Fête. “Our rich and colourful line-up shows once again that Franco-Fête is looking forward to the future.”

“I am proud to work with an organization like Franco-Fête and to be part of a high quality line-up added Michel Bénac. Just like Swing, the line-up is a mix of newcomers, established, bold performing artists representing French-Canadian and international cultures.”
Franco-Fête is building on its winning formula from past years and adding new talent and shows to complete the line-up for this year.

The headliners of the main event on Saturday, June 23rd are the Quebec group Dobacaracol, who have gained much popularity with their world music as well as Franco-Ontarian group Swing. The evening will be hosted by comedian, Philippe Bond.

This year’s new features include a youth section on the afternoon of June 23rd at the Harbourfront Centre with a presentations by magician, Daniel Coutu, Franco-Ontarian teen group Super X, Burundi drum beats by Umurisho Group and French folk singer Cindy Doire. Our host for the afternoon is Nadia Campbell, from the TV serie VOLT presented at TFO.

Franco-Fête has been made possible thanks to the generous contribution of its volunteers and partners: The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Heritage Canada, Heenan Blaikie, le Bureau du Québec à Toronto, Chez Cora, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto, CBC (radio and television), TFO, TV5, CHOQ FM 105.1, the Harbourfront Centre, L’Express, Le Métropolitain, le Collège Boréal, Tempus, Air France, Via Rail, Porter Airlines, Smart Mercedes, Pride Toronto, FrancoService.info, Mariposa Cruises Lines, Conseil Scolaire de District Centre-Sud Ouest, Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud, Clarins Canada Inc., Select Wine Merchants.

Franco-Fête invites one and all to celebrate francophone culture and music together. 25 years of Franco-Fête! Lets’s Celebrate!


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For more information, please contact Helen Vigneault, Program and Communication Director at 647.209.2039 or at hvigneault@franco-fete.ca

www.franco-fete.ca

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