Taking place next week, from the 14th-20th, various cities through out Portugal will be host to Fête de la Francophonie (aka Francophone Festival). See the program here: http://www.fetedelafrancophonie.com/.
Canada's contribution to the event comes in two forms:
1. Showing of the film De Pêre en Flic by Quebecois director Émile Gaudreault in two cities:
Caldas da Rainha - Tuesday, the 15th @ 10:30 and again at 21:00 at the Centro Cultural e de Congressos - admission: 2.50 euros;
Lisbon - Thursday, the 17th @ 19:00 at the Institut Français du Portugal - admission: free.
2. Conference with Haitian born, Quebec resident poet/novelist/storyteller Marie-Célie Agnant. Organised by the Canadian Embassy in Lisbon, in collaboration with the Centro de Estudos das Migrações e Relações Interculturais (CEMRI) http://www.univ-ab.pt/cemri/, Agnant will be giving a talk entitled: Immigration, integration et condition féminine: perspectives canado-haitiennes on Friday the 18th @ 17:00. Admission is free.
We urge all to come out and support Canadian culture in Portugal.