French-Canadian Catholic Association

L'Association catholique franco-canadienne (ACFC) (French-Canadian Catholic Association) of Saskatchewan was founded at Duck Lake in 1912. Its objective was to unite French-Canadians with the aim of promoting and defending their interests. It encouraged establishing other associations in the economic, cultural and community sectors. Through the years, its preferred areas were communications and education. In 1964 it was renamed Association culturelle franco-canadienne (French-Canadian Cultural Association). The ACFC took part in the first version of the festival in 1980; in 1999, the ACFC wound down. The Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF) (Fransaskois Community Assembly) took over and immersed itself in the festival file once the CCF stoped managing it.