Semaine de la francophonie

The 19th Annual Toronto Francophone Week is happening March 20th through March 30th.  This 10-day celebration of French language and culture includes dozens of great events for all ages. Plus there are more than 20 activities for families looking for March-break entertainment for kids aged 4-17 years.

Here are some of the highlights:

Launch Cocktail Event

This invitation-only event on March 20thin the Toronto Star Building will kick off the 10-day celebration. Key players in Toronto’s Francophone Business Community will rub elbows, nosh hors d’oeuvres, and later, dance to lively music in a celebration of Francophone language and culture.

Quebec Film Evening

On March 21stat the Carlton Theatre three Quebec films are featured:

The Fall of Sparta (Tristan Dubois), 4 pm, FREE

A shy but intellectual teen takes refuge in reading and music. Until a run-in with a brutish football player forces him out of his self-imposed isolation.

The Worm (Charles Grenier)

A short film dealing with human relations, loneliness and pregnancy.

Family First (Sophie Dupuis)

A man tries to maintain a proper balance between the numerous needs of his family, the job he is doing with his brother, and his involvements in his uncle’s drug cartel.

This film was selected to represent Canada at the Oscars and was a prize-winning film two times over at the St Jean de Luz International Film Festival in France.  Film screening: 6:30 pm, Tickets: $10

Family Day, March 23rd

Enjoy March Break with the kids at a fun-filled day of activities at College Boreal, 1 Yonge Street, 3rd floor.  A full day of fun is planned with workshops, an artisan boutique, and entertainment for the little ones by characters from Snow Queen and Petit Prince. Activities are from 10 am to 3 pm that day.

This year’s theme centres on the preservation of the environment, with youth invited to participate in a creative problem-solving contest. You can register your child to participate here.

Comedian Rosalie Vaillancourt on stage Saturday March 30th

Join us for the Festival Closing Concert at the Spadina Theatre. The show starts at 8pm where Rosalie will present her latest stand-up comedy show, “Royal Child”.

The opening act features award winning young comedians, Gabriel Burelle, Mickaël Girouard and Gabrielle Poirier.

The show is in partnership with L’Alliance Française de Toronto and sponsored by the Viamonde School Board who is a Silver Sponsor for the show. Our sincere thanks to Viamonde for this sponsorship.

Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the door.  Save $10 and secure your seats today at:

Join us in sharing Francophone pride on March 20th, International Francophone Day on social with these hashtags: utilisant #jesuisfranco et #FEF2019 on March 20th,

How are you going to celebrate? Check out the full festival agenda here: