Artist Camille Zoé will show her art at the French Extra Market.

AFKO brings the streets of Paris to Nelson

AFKO is hosting its second French Extra Market on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AFKO is hosting its second French Extra Market on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hart Hall (501 Carbonate Street).

This year, while the kids are building a cardboard Eiffel tower, you can enjoy a “café croissant” listening to beautiful French ballads played by Catherine McGrath on the accordion. You could also shop at “La rue des Artisans” and stop for a picture on the bridge in front of “l’Église Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre.”

Come and hang out. There will be French pastries, films, full hot meals, art, buskers, and even table chess. It’s affordable, fun and beautiful.

“We have something for everyone,” says Lyne Chartier, director of West Kootenay Francophone Association. “We’re really hoping that both the francophone community and the English-speaking community will come experience something a little different.”

The French Extra Market is part of a Canada-wide week called “Les Rendez-vous de la francophonie” held in March every year.

This local event is sponsored by Grounded Café and Heritage Canada.

Admission to the French Extra Market is by donation.

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