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MEDIA RELEASE: It's time to celebrate

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It’s time to celebrate!


SUDBURY – St-Jean-Baptiste Day, once again, inspires widespread community celebration of the French Canadian culture in Greater Sudbury.  Listed below is an overview of the planned activities to celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste day in Sudbury. Additional details can be found on All are welcome to join the celebrations!

Sunday June 18th

Pancake Breakfast – Free Admission

Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union will offer a delicious pancake breakfast starting at 10:00 a.m. at the St-Jean-de-Brébeuf parish hall (26 Kathleen Street). This breakfast is open to the public.


Thursday, June 22nd

Dinner and presentation of the Horace-Viau Award

This special event will take place at the Edgar Leclair Community Centre in Azilda starting at 6:00 p.m., where the Club Richelieu will present its prestigious Horace-Viau Award. Tickets are $50 per person.  Please call 705-929-0635 to reserve your tickets.

Friday, June 23rd 

Flag Raising Ceremony – Free Admission

In celebration of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, l’ACFO du Grand Sudbury invites everyone to the official Franco-Ontarian flag raising ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Honourable James Jerome Sports Complex.

St-Jean Luncheon

In the spirit of the St-Jean-Baptiste celebrations, a luncheon will be held at noon at the Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury located at 19 Frood Road. Tickets are $9 and seats are limited, reserve your ticket by calling 705-670-2166.

Evening Celebration – Free Admission

St-Jean evening celebration with La Slague starting at 5pm at Little Montreal !

Saturday, June 24th 

A night of traditional French music

The Centre Franco-Ontarien de folklore invites you to sing along to traditional French folk music at the Collège Boréal pub starting at 7pm! Tickets are $10 each; please call 705-675-8986 to reserve.

Sunday, June 25th 

Family Day – Free Admission

Come celebrate at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Family Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Collège Boréal. Come join us for a day full of games, prizes, traditional Franco-Ontarian food and much more! There will also be a special show for kids, entitled BAM, at 1pm in the Concert Room at Collège Boréal.


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