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Franco-Ontarian Day – September 25, 2022

News & Notices Public Notices Franco-Ontarian Day – September 25, 2022
September 22, 2022
At the regular Council Meeting, held on September 7th, 2022, the following Proclamation was passed:
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 745 000 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, I, John MacEachern, by the virtue of the power vested in me as
Mayor of the Township of Manitouwadge, do hereby proclaim September 25th of each year as FRANCO-ONTARIAN DAY and join the Francophone Community of Manitouwadge in celebrating its exceptional contribution to Ontario’s growth and prosperity