French fun: Start Up Dance invites you to be a part of Festival Franco-Ontarien

Franco-Ontariens crowd Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park every June for the annual Festival Franco-Ontarien.

Brian Tong, of Start Up Dance (Twitter/YouTube), is an 86′ baby who loves dancing, marketing, and anything artistic in Ottawa. Brian continues to search and find hidden talents that deserves the spotlight and give these artists some hometown hero love.

The Festival Franc0-Ontarien is one of the proudest moments for local francophones around the nation’s capital. And we must say, we’re proud to be a part of it. On June 14th – 16th, Start Up Dance members — as well as thousands of francophone lovers — will come out and celebrate with music, food and maybe a little dance at Major’s Hill Park.

The Festival Franco-Ontarien ( is held every year during the month of June and serves as a host to showcase french-speaking artists at a local and national level as well as celebrate francophone arts and culture. Be sure to purchase your three-day pass bandana (it serves as your access ticket) at one of two locations in the heart of downtown:  Librairie du Soleil (33 George St) and Piccolo Grande (55 Murray St.) We also have a little secret that’s exclusive to Local Tourists: For a limited time only, Piccolo Grande is promoting a 2 for 1 bandana deal, so be sure to shop around and grab it when you can to take part on this amazing festival.

Festival Franco-Ontarien runs from June 14-16

Also, there’s more! Start Up Dance, Energie 104.1 avec Franco-Ontarien Volunteers are taking part of a collective project with fellow participants in the audience for one of the most crazed projects in popular dance – the flash mob. Taught by the your very own team over at Start Up Dance and friends, we’re going to surprise the artists at that very moment! If you’re looking to be a part of this, come out to the first rehearsal TODAY at 2 pm on the Tabaret Hall lawn at the University of Ottawa (corner of Laurier and Cumberland).

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