West Nova MP Greg Kerr in his Yarmouth office Friday, Aug. 16.
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A group promoting French language and culture in the Valley received a financial boost on Sept. 4.
West Nova MP Greg Kerr announced new funding for the Association francophone de la Vallée (AFV). This year, the group will receive $48,000, with a commitment of $50,000 for 2014-2015.
“I am very pleased to announce this investment in the Association francophone de la Vallée,” said Kerr. “Their activities and initiatives have an important impact on promoting and preserving our culture and official languages in the region.”
This funding will support the AFV’s 2013–2015 programming. It will allow the organization to manage the Point de Mire Community Centre and organize a wide range of social, educational, and cultural activities.
The AFV will also be able to continue implementing the five-year strategic plan it adopted in 2012. It will be able to develop partnerships to expand the range of French-language services available in the region, especially in early childhood education and health.
The AFV also wants to strengthen its social media presence in order to reach all the Francophones in the Annapolis Valley.
“The Association francophone de la Vallée would like to thank the Government of Canada for its financial support of our 2013–2015 programming,” said Hélène Lavigne, Chair of the Association. “Thanks to this contribution, the AFV can continue its mission to promote French language and culture in the Valley.”