French culture will be celebrated Thursday night.

The Timmins and District Multicultural Centre is partnering with College Boréale, Université de Hearst and Le Centre Culturel Laronde to host a Francophone Immigration Celebration. Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator Sylvie Lamothe says it’s important to celebrate the different cultures in the region. “For me, I see it as bringing a lot more cultural diversity here in Timmins but we see a lot of need in terms of attracting people up north. Really it’s important to drive our economy, not only at a national level but at the local level as well.”

Lamothe says there will be activities a proclamation celebrating the week and more. “We will have some live music, so we have Cindy Doire who is an award-winning Francophone artist here in our community, so she will be playing some music. And then we will have a short presentation from our community partners.”

The event will run from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at College Boreal. Lamothe says you can register for the event by calling her at 705-495-8623 or by e-mail at [email protected]