North Grenville celebrated Franco-Ontarian day on September 25. The Franco Ontarian flag was raised on September 24 and 25 at the Municipal Centre, and representatives from both Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est participated in the ceremony. Given Covid restrictions, students from our local French schools were not in attendance, but many watched the event over a Facebook livestream.
The Franco-Ontarian community is integral to Ontario’s culture and history, here in North Grenville and across the province. Franco-Ontarian day has been recognized by the province since 2010. North Grenville is home to over 1,000 francophone people.