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The Franco-Albertans are an extended community of French-speaking people living in Alberta. They are centered in the Bonnie Doon area of Edmonton, and there are tens of thousands of Franco-Albertans living in communities such as Bonnyville, Plamondon, and St. Paul, primarily in northern and north central Alberta.
L’Unithéâtre in Edmonton and the Société de Théâtre serve a French-speaking audience, and a number of folk dancing troupes tour the province. The Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta provides a venue for francophone artists and craftsmen, and the annual Franco-Alberta Festival showcases French language and culture.
Notable Franco-Albertans include Father Albert Lacombe, Crystal Plamondon, often called "Canada's Cajun Queen", Les Bûcherons, a duo which presents French-Canadian music and dance to audiences throughout the province, and provincial MLA Denis Ducharme .
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