Christophe Raisonnier has been named Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
The members of the Monument Amicitia France-Canada association are pleased to announce that Christophe Raisonnier has been named Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by decree of the President of the French Republic on July 13th , 2022. This decoration
rewards the exceptional associative work of our friend who makes France gleam in the duty to remember. At the origin of the idea of this beautiful national monument project and co-initiator in the implementation and the realization of the latter, our friend, through his
functions as president of the Médaillés militaire au Canada and general delegate of the Souvenir français au Canada, contributes in a remarkable way to the unique bilateral memorial relationship between France and Canada. France has just paid tribute to Christophe's incredible investment.
The French community mobilizes at Beechwood National Cemetery of Canada
The management of the National Historic Cemetery of Canada in Ottawa and local Francophone associations recently hosted two important memorial events:
the visit of the Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honour to the site of the first national monument dedicated to the Franco-Canadian friendship, "Amictia France-Canada", and the and the 4th Remembrance Ceremony for the Francophone and Francophile community.
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September 2022 – Participation of the "Monument Amicitia France-Canada" race team for the Canada Army Run.
September 2022 – Date of the official inauguration of the France-Canada Amicitia Monument.
September 1, 2022 – 31st Anniversary (1991) of the Canadian chapter of the Association des Membres de l'Ordre National du Mérite de la République française which was founded in Montréal.
The Amicitia France-Canada Monument has been nominated for the Prix de l'horizon franco-ontarien awarded by the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO).
This award recognizes a project, practice or community initiative, undertaken by a group, that contributes to the vitality of the community.
The unveiling of the Amicitia France-Canada Monument
A monument born of a shared history and a shared heritage
AMICITIA France-Canada is the national monument that is erected in Ottawa at the Beechwood National Cemetery to recognize more than four centuries of shared history and heritage and over 90 years of official diplomatic relations between France and Canada.
Beyond the timeless memorial, Amicitia wants to entrust to future generations, through their civic engagement, the mission of keeping alive our unique fraternal friendship between France and Canada.