In 1975, the Franco-Ontarian flag was raised for the first time in the province at the University of Sudbury. This year, on what felt like a beautiful summer day, a few hundred people gathered once again at that same location for the annual raising of the flag. Amongst the participants this year were the Premier of Ontario, the Honorable Kathleen Wynne, the Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs, Madeleine Meilleur, the Minister of Training, Colleges and University, Minister Reza Moridi, Mayor Marianne Matichuk, MPP France Gélina MPP Joe Cimino, the Executive Director of l'ACFO, Joanne Gervais, the President of Laurentian University, Dominic Giroux and the President of Collège Boréal, Pierre Riopel. In addition to university students, high school Students from E.S. MacDonald Cartier and from E.S. Hanmer also joined the festivities and enjoyed a pizza lunch after the ceremony. Patrick Wright et les Gauchistes amazed the crowd with their wonderful music.
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