Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Proclamation from Mayor François St-Amour and Council
WHEREAS by the virtue of the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, which was legislated on April 26th, 2010, it is declared that September 25th of each year be recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day throughout the province of Ontario; and
WHEREAS September 25th is the anniversary of the first raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag and it represents over 400 years of French presence in Ontario; and
WHEREAS there are more than 600 000 Francophones in Ontario, the largest Francophone community outside of Quebec; and
WHEREAS Franco-Ontarian Day has become an annual occasion to celebrate the Francophone Community:
NOW THEREFORE, The Nation Municipality does hereby proclaim September 25th of each year as FRANCO-ONTARIAN DAY and joins the Francophone Community of The Nation Municipality in celebrating its exceptional contribution to Ontario’s growth and prosperity.