LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) is once again marking French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan. The annual celebration, this year observed from Sept. 28-Oct. 4, recognizes rich cultural traditions and economic partnerships dating back to the 17th century.

“Since French explorers first made their way to Michigan and encountered indigenous peoples, there has been a spirit of cooperation, trade and cultural exchange in our region,” LaVoy said. “I’m proud, as always, to recognize our shared heritage and look forward to continued cooperation for many years to come.”

LaVoy marked the occasion legislatively with House Resolution 150, which passed the House unanimously.