French culture celebrated in Victoria

French culture will be celebrated at the 18th Victoria French Fest from March 5 to 8.

French culture will be celebrated at the 18th Victoria French Fest from March 5 to 8.

Kicking off the festival with traditional songs from Quebec is musical group Le Bal à l’huile. The event will be held at Victoria Event Centre on March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The four-day event includes two days of free activities and concerts at Centennial Square on Feb. 7 and 8, from noon to 4 p.m. Regional Francophone and Francophile music groups will be performing non-stop on the Radio-Canada Stage.

Francophone artisans will exhibit theirs products and different Francophone organizations will be in attendance to share information.

On March 8 at 10:30 a.m. (there will be a traditional Sugar Shack brunch at Ambrosia.

This will be an opportunity to discover traditional French Canadian maple syrup-based dishes.

In honor of International Women’s Day, three women who have been driving forces in the community for many years, will be presented with awards at Centennial Square.

The event is sponsored by the Francophone Society of Victoria. For more information, please go online to francocentre.com.

 

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