Culture & Events — 27 September 2017
Vive la francophonie!

Local schools and the French community gathered at City Hall this morning to raise the Franco-Ontarian flag in honor of Franco-Ontarian Day in full color and song! Mayor Wilson was on hand to share in this celebration by recognizing the existence, identity and contribution of the Franco-Ontarian community in Dryden. Also, for the first time in Dryden’s history, DHS raised the Franco-Ontarian flag at the school. Ensemble, nous sommes fiers!”   Photos by Michael Christianson

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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