Rendez-vous de la francophonie

For 25 years, the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) has promoted French culture and traditions in all their diversity. The RVF is proud to unveil the program for its 25th edition, which will take place from March 1 to 31, 2023, with “Celebrations” as its theme.

The RVF is honoured to present its official poster. It features the two spokespersons, Alexis Normand and Eddy King, decked out in glitter to invite you to the party! This year, we will promote the RVF with joy, festivities, gatherings and fun!

I’m thrilled to be back as the RVF spokesperson for this special edition after having held this role in 2018! I am pleased to be celebrating with you this year along with hosting the Just for Laughs tour, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary,” says Eddy King, comedian and spokesperson for RVF 2023.


Organized by the Dialogue Foundation, the RVF offers a rich, diverse and educational program! Here is an overview of what you can find on

• Aspiring comedians contest, Les As du rire, Youth (12 and under) and General public (13 and older) categories – Send the video of your original French comedy act by February 14!

• Alexis Normand Tour - Go see one of her shows where she performs her music, presents her new short film that was produced by the National Film Board (NFB), and chats with the audience afterwards.

• Just for Laughs on Tour, 10th anniversary – Find out if the tour is coming to your area and book your tickets!

• New Mini-Rendez-vous section – Check out the youth programming for ages 12 and under!

The Rendez-vous de la Francophonie is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and for the 18th year in a row the NFB is delighted to join in the festivities, which so brilliantly promote Canada’s Francophonie in all its diversity. At RVF 2023, the NFB is offering Francophones and Francophiles across the country six free documentary and animated films celebrating French music. We are also proud that Saskatchewan’s Alexis Normand, director of this year’s film “French Enough” is the event’s spokesperson. This fruitful and lasting partnership between the NFB and the RVF reflects our institution’s commitment to supporting the culture of Francophone communities across Canada,” says Suzanne Guèvremont, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB.

March 1, 2023 will mark the official launch of the RVF, at which time more programming will be available on our website. In the meantime, immerse yourself in the 25th edition celebrations and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the colourful festivities, while preparing for March!

The spokespersons

Alexis Normand

Fransaskois songwriter and director Alexis Normand returns to the Francophone scene in 2023 with a project brimming with warmth and vulnerability. Known for her groovy-folk style of music, she has also directed her first short film, “French Enough” in which she highlights the challenges faced by many Francophones in minority situations.

Eddy King

On the Quebec scene since 2007, Eddy King has appeared at all the major galas. Clearly, he’s everywhere! His incisive humour, combined with punches that “knock out” any audience, contrasts with his smooth, composed and stress-free style (lucky him!). Driven by his beliefs and principles, Eddy proudly stands tall on stage and TV.

About the RVF

The RVF is one of the cultural events organized to celebrate International Francophonie Day. Made possible through funding from the Government of Canada, the RVF is an initiative of the Dialogue Foundation.
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