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Historic

 

In 1933, Father Lucien Demers became a priest of the Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens. It gave new impetus to the French-Canadian community in Saskatoon. We saw the creation of groups such as the Ladies of St. Anne and the Canadian Club who organize social activities for the city's Francophones while collecting funds for the church.

 

The Canadian Club then became the Alouette Club during the 1960s, then became the Association Canadienne-française de Saskatoon (ACFS) in the 1970s and the Fédération des Francophones de Saskatoon was created in 1982, and incorporated on June 21, 1983.

 

The Federation was first set up to organize each year the Francophone Pavilion at FolkFest, the multicultural festival in Saskatoon. She then took over the role of spokesperson for Francophones in Saskatoon, and that of the establishment and promotion of Francophone cultural activities in Saskatoon.

 

This group was set up with the structure of a federation rather than an association structure. This federation represents the interests of the various Francophone community groups in Saskatoon, as well as the interests of individuals.

 

The LE RELAIS community hall, which hosts our weekly ‘5-7’ happy hour, was set up in 1993, first at 203-440 2nd Avenue North, then from 2005 at 103-308 4th Avenue North.

 

The building LE RENDEZ-VOUS FRANCOPHONE, located at 308 4th Avenue North, was bought by the Francophone community in December 2008. It is managed by the Fédération des Francophones and hosts LE RELAIS, as well as several organizations that offer services to Francophones. from Saskatoon.

 

The Federation offers a wide range of events and activities accessible to children, youth, and adults of all ages. All activities organized most of the time in collaboration with other Francophone groups in Saskatoon aim to provide a cultural and social environment in French and are open to all members of the community.

Our Activities

The Cultural Season of the Federation includes regularly:

  • A weekly ‘5 to 7’ Happy Hour every Friday, from the beginning of September to the end of June

  • A monthly improvisation comedy show

  • A monthly welcoming evening for newcomers

  • 5 variety shows per year

  • 1 or 2 shows per year by French-Canadian artists on tour

  • Celebration of Louis Riel's life in collaboration with Gabriel Dumont Institute

  • Christmas party

  • Winter Carnival

  • Flag raising ceremony in the occasion of the national ‘Rendez Vous de la Francophonie’

  • Celebration of the International Women's day

  • SK French Film Festival, Cinergie

  • Celebration of Saint Jean-Baptiste day

  • Francophone Pavilion of Folkfest

The Federation is also present at the Newcomers Day organized by the Francophone community of SK, The Saskatoon Children's Festival, Canada Day.

308 4th Ave N, #211 Saskatoon, SK S7K 2L7, Canada | Tel: 306 653 7440 | info@francosaskatoon.ca

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