LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) is proud to celebrate Oct. 3 as French-Canadian Heritage Day and September 29th through October4th as French-Canadian Heritage week in Michigan. LaVoy offered a resolution, which his colleagues adopted earlier this year, honoring the shared heritage and continued relationship between Michigan and French-Canadians.
“Michigan is home to more than 150,000 people of French-Canadian heritage, and our state has a robust economic partnership with Québec,” LaVoy said. “I’m proud to honor the past, present and future ties that form this bond.”
French-Canadian Heritage Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October, chosen to coincide with the harvest and hunting seasons. An event at the state Capitol this week will mark the occasion. There are also events around the state; for more information, visit www.michigan.org/events/french-canadian-heritage-week.