REPORTING · 22nd February 2016
Kitimat’s third winter festival, titled the Francofun Festival, in Kitimat hosted by the Association of Francophones et Francophiles du Nord Oust (AFFNO) took place on Saturday and Sunday, February 20th and 21st. On Saturday, there were two workshops put on at the Kitimat Public Library and on Sunday, they held their Maple Syrup Brunch at Riverlodge.
On the menu for the brunch were pancakes, beans, potatoes, ham, eggs, tourtiere and sugar pie for desert, all served with real maple syrup. At the end of the Brunch, Maple Syrup was served on snow.
“The library has been partnering with AFFNO for quite a few years and together, as a part of our festival, and their events at the library, we brought Anne Glover, who is a bilingual story teller, and she tells stories by using string to make cool little shapes likes dogs and turtles and stuff,” said Patrick Witwicki, executive director of AFFNO.
In addition, they had the band whom was performing during the brunch, Kouskous, from Victoria, do a rhythm workshop with the children.
AFFNO also put on a carnival, on Friday February 19th, at Kildala Elementary where they had workshops with Anne Glover and toffee on the snow.
“We couldn’t do this without the Canadian Heritage, the Kitimat Library,” said Witwicki. He thanked all of the other sponsors from which they received funding from.
Gary Cohen Amber Woods And Anne Glover were at the Library running workshops