Armchair discussion: International Francophonie Day

Celebrate International Francophonie Day 2023 with Eddy King and Guests

International Francophonie Day, held every year on March 20, is an opportunity for the whole world to celebrate the French language and culture in all its diversity.

Organized in partnership with Canadian Heritage, this event features comedian Eddy King, who will moderate a panel discussion among Francophones and Francophiles from across the country on the artistic and cultural vitality of the Francophonie.

Participants will discover the unifying power of the Francophone culture through the art, diverse experiences and reflections of the guest panellists.

Opening Remarks

Isabelle Mondou

Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage, and Champion of the Official Languages Committee

Jean-Pierre Rousseau

Official Languages Champion, Canada School of Public Service


Yves Doucet

Comedian and teacher from New Brunswick

Ginette Lavack

Director general, Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Alexis Normand

Singer-songwriter, Fransaskoise, co-spokesperson for the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2023 and Writer and director of the documentary Assez French for the National Film Board


Eddy King

Comedian and co-spokesperson for the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2023