September 20, 2019

The provincial Franco-Ontarian Day will be observed on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Hundreds of Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon students will celebrate this day along with staff and parents, with a multitude of activities in their schools and communities planned to honour the strength of their francophone community. The following is a list of activities hosted by CSC Nouvelon schools on September 25. Members of the media are invited to attend.

Students from École Saint-Joseph (Blind-River) will gather in front of their school at 8:50 a.m. for a flag-raising ceremony. Joining students at this event will be Blind River Mayor Sally Hagman, representatives of the Ontario Provincial Police, Father Lourdu of the Ste-Famille Parish and members of the Club Richelieu. Following the ceremony, students and staff will display their Franco-Ontarian pride during a rousing walk through the town streets.

Students and staff at École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste. Marie) will gather at noon for a flag-raising ceremony. Afterwards, secondary school students will liven up the school by playing a medley of francophone songs.

A rally is set to begin at Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury) at 1:45 p.m. While promoting Franco-Ontarian history, rights and culture, the activity will also include a fun-filled Franco-Ontarian karaoke for students and a flag-raising ceremony.

Following the broadcast of a student quiz show on their school’s radio, École St-Augustin (Garson) students will assemble at 9:30 am for a flag-raising ceremony. Wearing green and white, students will take part in a spirited march through the streets of Garson.

École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury) students will take part in a variety of identity-building activities featuring the Franco-Ontarian flag while the school cafeteria will offer a wide assortment of green coloured food items. Following a flag-raising ceremony at 1:15 p.m., students will gather for an aerial photo and an outdoor celebration.

École secondaire l’Horizon (Val Caron) students will be offered a barbecue starting at 11 a.m. during which the Horizon band will play a medley of francophone music. The entrance of the school will also be illuminated in green lights in the evening.

The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon offers a French-language Catholic educational program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSC Nouvelon provides a quality learning environment and an academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications and External Relations
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294  /  705-677-8195 (cell)