Francophone heritage was celebrated big time in Espanola this past Monday.
Students, staff and parents from Ecole St. Joseph and Ecole secondaire Franco-Ouest met up for a celebration of their French heritage.
Students walk to the Mead Blvd circle to mark the occasion with photos.
That was followed by cake, a rally and the older students helping the younger students make flags and related crafts.
They also celebrated The Franco-Ontarian Flag, which was first raised at the University of Sudbury on September 25, 1975.
Since 2010, Franco-Ontarian Day has been celebrated annually on September 25.
Today, the green and white flag with the French lily and the Ontario trillium endures as the most prominent symbol of the province’s diverse francophone community and represents more than 400 years of the French presence in Ontario.