OTTAWA, October 1, 2020
Being active, having activities and making friends is important—even after age 50!
Today, on the International Day of Older Persons, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, accompanied by Marie-France Lalonde, Member of Parliament (Orléans), announced that the Government of Canada has provided $35,000 in funding to Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa (RAFO) for much-needed renovations to its facilities.
RAFO will use this funding, provided through the Community Spaces Fund, to replace the roof and existing insulation of the main hall of its building. Once work is complete, the building will be able to host more activities safely and be more accessible to members of the region’s Francophone community.