The Royal is hosting a great night for Francophones and Francophiles.

A little extra French for Nelson

In Nelson, the Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest (AFKO) is proud to offer the French Extra event.

Every March les rendez-vous de la francophonie celebrates the Francophone culture around the world. In Nelson, the Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest (AFKO) is proud to offer the French Extra event, offering live painting with two French artists, French cuisine with chef Nancy Guillemette and some French dancing beats with DJ MiniLyne.

The event is taking place Sunday, March 25 at the Royal on Baker from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but limited to those 19+.

“AFKO is now known as a dynamic association offering more and more bridges between the Anglophone and Francophone culture throughout the Kootenays. We love to support community activities like French Extra,” said Paul Hinrichs, co-owner of The Royal.

No need to speak French to enjoy all these activities. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., the population is invited to participate in co-creating two large format paintings under the supervision of two local artists. From 6 to 8 p.m. a special menu of French cuisine around the world is offered. The affordable menu will consist of Poulet Yassa from Senegal, Jambolaya from Acadia-Louisiana, Poutine from Quebec and more. DJ MiniLyne (Meli-Melo, 100 per cent French radio show) will be closing the event between 8 and 10 p.m. with some upbeat francophone music for the dance floor.

The rendez-vous de la francophonie will present hundreds of activities organized by Francophones and Francophiles in their own communities, who happen to be the very heart of the rendez-vous. The full calendar of activities is available on the Rendez-vous Web site at

Everyone is welcome. For more information contact AFKO: 250-352-3516


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