Pan/Parapanam Games 2015

Toronto 2015

Proud Francophonie during Panam / Parapanam Games

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The Foundation was created in 2004 by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada.

As part of the Pan American and Parapan American Games 2015 taking place from 10 July to 15 August, the Canadian Foundation for the dialogue of cultures has played a pivotal role in linguistic duality and francophone participation. In particular:

• Co-chaired the Forum Francophone TO2015;

• Collaborated with over 40 towns and villages to ensure the participation of Francophones in Torch Relay celebrations and arising therefrom;

• Created a record of francophone artists who favored their recruitment during the torch relay or other events surrounding the celebrations. More than 80 artists from different provinces were listed;

• Extended the period of the Franco-fête in Dundas Square. Instead of the usual four days, Franco-Fête took place during 14 days;

• Signed a contribution agreement with the Province of Ontario, to influence programming on Harbourfront and organize a tour French Connection hostesses in seven municipalities (Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Milton, Oshawa, Ajax, Welland);

• Ensured the presence of indigenous and Spanish artists by meeting with organizations in these communities. And Aboriginal groups and Shauit Koriass and Spanish-speaking groups and Color Violeta Boogat, among others, have performed on Dundas Square.


Over the period of 14 days, the Business Improvment Association (BIA) of Dundas Square estimates that nearly 1 million people saw the French site, and at least 250,000 were active in participation, in addition to participants other events and celebrations.