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La Féte franco-albertaine!

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St. Jean-Baptiste Day on 24 June is well known across Canada as a celebration of French-Canadian history and culture, but Franco-Albertans have known since 1989 that the party doesn’t stop there! Every summer, Francophones and Francophiles in Alberta celebrate La Féte franco-albertaine, a French-Canadian festival with a unique Albertan flavour. The festival actually started off as a camping weekend hosted by the Francophone youth group Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta (FJA), but the weekend soon grew into the festival it is today when the FJA approached the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) with the idea of turning the weekend into an annual event. Each year, a different Francophone community in Alberta hosts La Fête franco-albertaine, and Alberta Francophones and Francophiles gather for a weekend of song, celebration, and, like the first celebration, camping.

The Heritage Community Foundation salutes Alberta’s Francophone Community as it prepares to celebrate La Féte franco-albertaine from July 28 to 30 in St. Albert. We invite you to join the celebration of Franco-Albertan heritage by exploring these websites on the Alberta Online Encyclopedia (the portal of which is available in French and English!)

Alberta's Francophone Heritage

Alberta’s Francophone Heritage Website and Edukit

This website covers the history of Francophone settlement in Alberta from the time of early French exploration of North America to the present day. The Francophone Heritage Edukit offers students and teachers a number of interactive materials to further explore and learn about Franco-Albertan heritage.
The Métis in Alberta

The Métis in Alberta

The Métis were the first French speaking people to settle in the northwest, and their vibrant culture has carried an important impact on Alberta’s history. Discover this fascinating culture in this website.
St. Vincent and St. Paul

St. Vincent and St. Paul: Memory in Francophone Alberta

Shaped by the fur trade and Catholic Christian Missions, the St. Vincent and St. Paul communities stand as testaments to Francophone presence in Alberta. Explore the histories of these Francophone communities here.

Also, check out the French language versions of these websites on the Alberta Online Encyclopedia:

CKUA Sound Archives

CKUA Sound Archives

Experience in sight and sound the history of one of Alberta’s most precious cultural resources: the CKUA Radio Network, in this dynamic multimedia presentation.
The Making of Treaty 8 in Canada’s Northwest

The Making of Treaty 8 in Canada’s Northwest

An in-depth look at the historical and contemporary issues surrounding the signing of Treaty 8 and the consequences for Aboriginal people in what is now northern Alberta.
The Women of Aspenland

The Women of Aspenland

Beautiful photographs and stirring text recount the stories of women who lived in and helped to build the communities of central Alberta.



Alberta Moments / Un moment albertain

French Language videos

Check out these French Language versions of the Heritage Community Foundation’s Alberta Moments video series!

Un moment albertain:


The 17th edition of La Fête franco-albertaine will be taking place at the Kinsmen Rodeo Park in St-Albert July 28th to 30th, 2006.

This annual festival brings together Alberta’s French speaking community to celebrate through music, arts, sports and family activities.

Numerous francophone artists will be performing this year, including Pierre Sabourin and Acadia from New-Brunswick.

For further information or to purchase your tickets, contact the office at (780) 466-1680 or visit the website www.fetefrancoalbertaine.ca

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