The AFCY’s programming reflects its rich and diverse community! The AFCY strives to offer a variety of activities for all tastes. It also strongly relies on support for local initiatives. If you have ideas, ambitions, needs or simply want to get involved, let us know! It is our duty to put our resources, our expertise and our network at the disposal of the community to support it. The program is currently structured around the following main axes.
Youth and Family
A significant proportion of Francophones and Francophiles in Yellowknife are made up of families: a reality that is reflected in membership and programming. Several of our activities are indeed open to everyone, some are specifically aimed at children and adolescents, particularly through our schools. The AFCY is happy to support community initiatives and promote their development. The families themselves are the best placed to identify the ideal activities, if you have any ideas, do not hesitate to let us know!
Arts and Culture
Arts and culture are the heart and soul of our identity and the AFCY does everything in its power to support artists. Whether through music, theatre, humor or literature, the AFCY offers a range of concerts and activities that contribute to the development of the cultural scene. For artists, we offer training, networking opportunities and above all opportunities to perform and share their know-how with the community. If you have any needs, ideas or suggestions, we are always listening!
Our socio-cultural activities are the basis of our vision. In order to be the meeting point for Francophones and Francophiles in Yellowknife, we are increasing gathering opportunities and trying to offer activities that meet the interests of the community. Whether it’s arts, outdoor activities, leisure, entertainment or simply meeting people, the AFCY is the organization to follow closely!
Yellowknife is a vibrant city with several noteworthy festivals that the AFCY has supported for years. The “Folk on the Rock” festival in July is a not-to-be-missed event, as is the “Snowking Festival” in winter. The Long John Jamboree and the Old Town Rumble and Ride festival do not leave their place either. Follow us to know the details of the French component organized by the AFCY in these festivals!
Who says culture and identity, says celebrations! At AFCY we like to give people the opportunity to come together and celebrate. Whether through our shows or our traditions such as Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day or the Sugar Shack, opportunities for celebrations and strengthening the sense of belonging play a key role in our programming.