This Tuesday, Claire Trépanier, former executive director of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), received the insignia of Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms. The Consul Général of France, Mr Philippe Sutter, had the pleasure to bestow upon her.
This decoration honors the considerable work she did to spread the Francophonie and to promote French language in British-Columbia. Indeed, she brought a lot to the francophone minority in this Canadian region.
The ceremony was really hearty, and we were delighted to organize this event with the help of the OFFA and Simon Fraser University.
All our best congratulations to Mrs Trépanier.