Nomination Period Extended For Ontario Francophonie Awards 2008

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - In order to further encourage Ontarians to
submit nominations for the 2008 Ontario Francophonie Awards, the Government of
Ontario is extending the nomination period to December 14, 2007.
    The Ontario Francophonie Awards recognize individuals, both Francophone
and Francophile, who have made valuable contributions to the advancement of
the French language and culture in Ontario.
    The nomination period, which opened on June 15, 2007, has been extended
to December 14, 2007, at 5 p.m. The awards will be presented at a ceremony
organized by the Ontario government in March 2008, during International
Francophonie Week (Semaine internationale de la francophonie).
    Presented for the first time on November 20, 2006 by Premier
Dalton McGuinty at a gala celebration of the 20th anniversary of the French
Language Services Act, the Francophonie Awards are granted to one Francophone
and one Francophile whose actions have contributed to the social, economic,
political and cultural vitality and well-being of Ontario's Francophone
    For more information on making a nomination, or to obtain a nomination
form, please visit the website of the Office of Francophone Affairs at

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For further information:

For further information: Charles Jean Sucsan, Senior Manager, Strategic
Communications, Office of Francophone Affairs, (416) 325-4968

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