Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 25, 2015 09:00 ET

A Year of Social, Cultural and Educational Activities in French in the Annapolis Valley

Government of Canada supports the Association francophone de la Vallee

GREENWOOD, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), today announced funding of $52,000 for the Association francophone de la Vallée (AFV) for its 2015-16 programming. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This financial support will allow the AFV to organize a wide variety of social, cultural and educational activities and to work with partners to broaden the range of French services, particularly in relation to early childhood and health. The organization will continue to strengthen its social media presence in order to reach all Francophones in the area.

Quick Facts

  • The Association francophone de la Vallée is a non-profit organization representing more than 1,500 Acadians, Francophones and Francophiles in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, from Windsor to Digby.
  • The AFV promotes the long-term vitality of the Valley's Francophone community in the socio-cultural, educational, economic and community sectors.
  • In addition to playing a key role in the region's Francophone community, the AFV manages the day-to-day operations of the Point de Mire Community Centre in Greenwood.

Quotes

"I am delighted that our Government supports organizations that make a difference for official-language communities in Canada. The Association francophone de la Vallée contributes to the well-being and prosperity of this beautiful region of Nova Scotia."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Acadian and Francophone community of Nova Scotia benefits greatly from this support by our Government. The various social, cultural and educational activities offered by the Association francophone de la Vallée allow residents to live and prosper in French."

-Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"The Association francophone de la Vallée is pleased to receive this contribution from Canadian Heritage to support our 2015-16 programming. We offer various activities to our community, including family outings, community cooking sessions, and a broad range of courses. Our organization is the only one that offers services in French in this area. The Association is proud to build relationships with the members of the community and to support issues related to the French language."

-Hélène Lavigne, Chair, Association francophone de la Vallée

Associated Links

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

Association francophone de la Vallée (French only)

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    and Official Languages
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    Director, Regional Communications
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