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Celebrating the Whitehorse-Lancieux Friendship
Joint news release
Whitehorse – The City of Whitehorse and the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) invite you to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Whitehorse-Lancieux Sister City connection this Thursday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. at City Hall. The celebration will begin with speeches and light refreshments in Council Chambers, followed by the raising of the Lancieux flag in front of City Hall at 12:30pm.
Both cities share a history with the poet Robert W. Service as he adopted these two locations as his homes for his poetic inspirations. The great affection he had for these towns still brings the sister cities of Whitehorse and Lancieux together today.
“Whitehorse continues to enjoy a strong relationship with Lancieux and we are happy to be celebrating 18 years of friendship. We truly value our Francophone community and thank the AFY, Yann Herry in Whitehorse and Marie Conan in Lancieux for their continued dedication and collaboration so that we can enjoy this wonderful Sister City relationship,” said Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis.
“We are truly honoured to celebrate the friendship between Whitehorse, a city in Canada’s far north, and Lancieux, a town on the French coast, two communities which inspired the poet Robert W. Service and which he chose to call home. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the City of Whitehorse for this annual collaboration,” said Jeanne Beaudoin, President of AFY.
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.
The reception is free and open to everyone. For more information visit: http://lancieux-en.afy.yk.ca/
Audrey Percheron, Projects and Communications Officer
Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
867-668-2663 extension 225
Lindsay Agar, Corporate Events Coordinator
Outreach and Events, City of Whitehorse
Bus: 867-668-8660; Cell: 867-336-2427