Proclamation - Franco-Ontarian Day - September 25, 2022

September 25, 2022
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WHEREAS,  On May 18, 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario enacted
the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, 2010 proclaiming September 25
in each year as the Franco-Ontarian Day; and

WHEREAS,  the Franco-Ontarian Day Act recognizes that Franco-Ontarians
commemorate September 25 to celebrate their language and
heritage and also take pride in their collective accomplishments; and

WHEREAS,  September 25 is the anniversary of the first unveiling of the
Franco-Ontarian flag in Sudbury in 1975. The Franco-Ontarian
Emblem Act, 2001 recognizes the flag as the emblem of the
Francophone community of Ontario; and

WHEREAS, by proclaiming September 25 as Franco-Ontarian Day, this Act
officially recognizes the contributions of the Francophone
community of Ontario to the social, economic and political life
of the Province and the community’s importance in Ontario’s
society; and

WHEREAS,  French is one of the two official languages of Canada and has
been spoken in Ontario since the 17th century; 

NOW THEREFORE, I, Keith Hull, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,

DO HEREBY PROCLAIM September 25, 2022 as “Franco-Ontarian Day” in the Town of Collingwood.