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Monday, May 28, 2012

Franco-Fête returns to Harbourfront Centre in Toronto


Franco-Fête, co-produced by la Franco-Fête de Toronto
 at Harbourfront Centre (June 22-24)
30 years of celebrating francophone culture

TORONTO, ON (May 24, 2012) – Franco-Fête, co-produced by la Franco-Fête de Toronto, is Toronto'’s premiere francophone event and it returns to Harbourfront Centre June 22-24. From its origin as a modest St-Jean Baptiste festival, Franco-Fête has grown into a diverse, multiethnic French-language extravaganza that celebrates francophone culture through culinary creations, art, dance and most of all “la musique francophone.”

This year, Franco-Fête celebrates its 30th Anniversary and shines a spotlight on Aboriginal culture and Canada’s Great North to recognise the unique heritage of Canada’s First-Nations community.
Franco-Fête highlights include:
  • Party to the “Afro-Viking” sounds of rising pop sensation Mohombi and electro-pop, rock and souls with Montreal’s Ariane Moffatt;
  • Francolicious featuring samples of French culinary treats from local chefs;
  • Intricate, colourful and incredibly creative face painting with Kromatik;
  • And much more!
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer, franco-fete.ca or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront. Our summer festival season runs from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend, and features over 20 festivals and events that offer The World in One Place. For more information visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer


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