Bonjour tout le monde!
If you need to celebrate your inner francophone, this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Day at Canada Place promises to be one huge global party.
The Fête Francophone on Saturday, June 24 will feature live music, children’s entertainment, traditional Francophone cuisine, and, of course, all the poutine you can eat.
As usual, there’ll be music from Canadian francophone bands, including Elea Saunier, Boris Sichon, the Podorythmie Band, Gabriel Dubreuil, and the Jocelyn Petitt Band.
Plus, this year there’ll also be live performances from DJ Marc Fournier (Canada/BC) and other Canadian francophone world music groups with African roots:
Joe Amouzou (Togo/BC)
Jacky Essombé (Cameroon/BC)
Yoro Noukoussi (Benin/BC)
All St. Jean Baptiste Day celebrations are free and the event is open to all ages.
St. Jean Baptiste Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of John the Baptist, who the Bible says predicted the coming of a Messiah.
It has been celebrated by the francophone community in Canada since 1606.
When: Saturday, June 24
Time: From 10 am to 5 pm
Where: North Point and West Promenade, Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Totally free!