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Bilingual puppet show to celebrate Canada 150

The West Kootenay francophone association will receive $30,000 towards a Canada 150 celebration.

They’ll put on a bilingual street puppet show around the region in May and June.

AFKO executive director Lyne Chartier says it highlights three French Canadian pioneers of the region: Eli Carpenter, J.O. Patenaude, and Henri Bourgeois.

The tour dates are as follows:

Rossland, May 18: French school and Garden Fest
Kaslo, May 20: Kaslo May Days
Nelson, June 1: French school
Castlegar, June 3: Sunfest
Winlaw, June 4: Winlaw Market
Nelson, June 10: Cottonwood market
Revelstoke, June 16-17 : French school and Farmers Market
Kokanee Creek, June 24: Group 1 campground

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