Statement from Minister responsible for French Language Services Directorate John Streicker on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Minister responsible for French Language Services Directorate John Streicker has issued the following statement for Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day:

“Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is a special occasion to come together every year on June 24 to celebrate the rich Francophone culture in the Yukon and across Canada.

“The diverse Yukon Francophone community is vibrant and steadily growing. Whether you have a strong connection to Francophone heritage or are just beginning to explore its richness, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is  a great opportunity to immerse yourself in long-standing French-Canadian traditions and present-day culture.

“Our government is proud to support the vitality of the Francophone community in the Yukon. Thanks to all the organizations, people and groups and especially the Association franco-yukonnaise – l’AFY – who hosts Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations every year. Come join in the festivities on June 23 in Whitehorse at Shipyards Park and June 24 in Dawson City to enjoy live music at Bombay Peggy’s under the midnight sun.

“Bonne Saint-Jean-Baptiste!”

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Laura Seeley
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News release #: 
24-281