L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo
The first official francophone regrouping of the Nanaimo region started between 1972 and 1973. The AFN is a non-profit organization mandated to respond to the needs and expectations of the Francophones and Francophiles population of the Nanaimo region. The goals are to:
- Gather and unite Francophones and Francophiles of the Nanaimo region.
- Organize and promote various cultural activities.
- Promote the French language and culture.
- Maintain links of cooperation and exchange with other organizations having similar goals.
- Make a positive and lasting contribution in the community, economically, socially and culturally.
Summer Fun in French! Splashing in the pool! Games, yummy cooking, arts & crafts, and special day trips are just a few of the things that make up our summer day camp.
Nanaimo's French Summer Camp offers a multitude of fun activities for children between 5 and 12 years. The camp is held at l'École Océane (1951 Estevan Road, Nanaimo).
Mini-Franco fun for ages 0 to 5
Program designed to introduce the French language to children aged 0 to 5 years old with their parents in a fun-filled and playful environment. Throughout the school year, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at10 am to 11 am, from September to June in the library at L'école Océane, 1951 Estevan Rd.
Maple Sugar Festival!
In February of every year, Nanaimo pulsates with the rhythm of the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d'Érable. This festival is indeed one-of-a-kind: a bilingual event inspired by eastern Canada's sugar shack traditions. Over the course of three days, festivities include a variety of activities to delight visitors: exciting performances by a diverse range of musicians, dancers, and street entertainers - without forgetting authentic, traditional French Canadian food fare, notably the decadently sweet sugar toffy on snow.