It's game on for our 2020 interim work meeting
December 11, 2019
The organizing committee. Left to right : Isabelle Laurin, Communications Director for Centre de la francophonie des Amériques, Michelle Gervais, Director of Tourisme Riel, Nicole Young, Head of French language services with the City of Winnipeg, Justin Johnson, CEO of Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM), Normand Gousseau, CEO of Entreprises Riel, Élise Bégin, FFCN’s Project Manager, Mathieu Allard, City of Winnipeg’s Councillor and Francophone Liaison, Dominique Sarny, Director of the FFCN, Guillaume Cissé, Assistant to Councillor Allard, et Jean-Michel Beaudry, Deputy Executive Director of Société de la francophonie manitobaine (SFM).
On December 5 and 6, members of the team of Centre de la francophonie des Amériques were in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to meet with partners and work with the organizing committee for the 2020 interim work meeting to be held on September 17 and 18, 2020, in Winnipeg.
Dominique Sarny, director of the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network, Élise Bégin, the Network’s project manager, and Isabelle Laurin, communications director for Centre, used their time in Manitoba’s capital to meet with Normand Gousseau, CEO of Entreprises Riel, Michelle Gervais, director of Tourisme Riel, and Justin Johnson, CEO of Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM), to learn more about their tourism development projects and discuss potential partnerships with the Network. They were also able to present the Network to representatives of Société de la francophonie manitobaine (SFM) and various Manitoba organizations at a community meeting.
The highlight of the trip was the meeting with the organizing committee, which launched preparations for the next interim working meeting. The organizing committee is made up of representatives from the City of Winnipeg, Centre de la francophonie des Amériques/FFCN, AMBM, SFM, and Entreprises Riel/Tourisme Riel. Details of the meeting program will be shared in 2020. The Network team also got to visit potential venues for the interim meeting, including fantastic Fort Gibraltar and the historic St. Boniface Museum, in the company of Nicole Young, head of French language services with the City of Winnipeg, and Michelle Gervais.
Thanks to everyone who participated for the warm Franco Manitoban welcome!