|My 2009 FFO headband, rescued from the rag bag just to be photographed for this blog.|
In "the good ol' days" (i.e. the last time I attended), the festival was held over the St-Jean Baptiste day weekend at the end of the franco-Ontarien (and Quebecois) school year. But this year the festival has been moved up by a weekend and moved to bigger digs at Major's Hill Park.
|Sammy de Champlain at the Défilé des Géants in Montreal, June 2011. |
By the way, 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of Champlain's first visit to the Outaouais.
Québec artists such as La Bottine Souriante and Les Colocs are as well-known in la francophonie as Gordon Lightfoot and Great Big Sea in English Canada. Newer to the scene is Festival Franco-Ontarien headliner Coeur de Pirate. Do yourself a favour and discover some of the rich cultural heritage of our francophone brothers and sisters by stopping by this festival. Click on the video below for a sneak preview.
See the festival website www.ffo.ca for the complete schedule and ticket information. You, too, can have your own festival bandanna: Full festival passes are $25 for adults; single day passes are $15. The festival is free for children 12 years old and younger.
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