La Meute culturelle de Lafontaine is the umbrella organization that oversees the Festival du Loup, Lafontaine's Living Museum and Lafontaine's Storytelling.
The mandate of La Meute culturelle is to transfer cultural knowledge from generations past and present, to generations to come. Through diverse activities, projects and events - key vehicles for French language and culture - La Meute culturelle enhances francophone pride.
A dynamic cultural mediator that rallies community leaders with its inclusive approach, La Meute ensures that Franco-Ontarian culture and language flourish - and are promoted - in Simcoe County and beyond. We offer cultural and heritage programs recognized for their excellence and authenticity. Thanks to a growing number of partners and participants, La Meute helps bring to life the village of Lafontaine's rural and agricultural character, and strengthens the local francophone community's sense of pride and belonging.
PHOTO : Members of the Festival du Loup comittee (2016)
The board of La Meute is composed of at least five members. Anyone interested in becoming part of this dedicated group of volunteers must participate in the Annual General Meeting of La Meute in February. For more information, email or call
La Meute culturelle's current members (2019)
At the back:
Marc Lalonde (councillor)
Céline Roi (treasurer)
Ginette Pelletier (president)
Élise Robitaille (councillor)
Martin Lalonde (councillor)
At the front:
Nicole Lefaive (agente de projet)
Bernadette Marchand (secretary)
Absent from the photo:
Joëlle Roy (director)
Michel Paiement (councillor)
LE FIC (fonds d'initiatives communautaires - Huronie)
Le FIC is a pool of donations. Accrued interest is allocated to La Meute culturelle. Originally created by La Sève in collaboration with La Fondation franco-ontarienne, FIC gives Huronia's francophone community a certain source of income, while supporting activities that enhance francophone life.
Bourse commémorative Guy Desroches
Using funds from FIC, La Meute culturelle created La Bourse commémorative Guy Desroches. A member of École secondaire Le Caron's 2011 graduating class, Guy passed away in September 2015, just before the start of the 2015-16 school year. Guy dies of a cancerous tumour in his brain.
This young man, known for his generous and "bon vivant" spirit, was a Festival du Loup volunteer. He also performed at the festival several times, notably with the group Jill et les Bûcherons. The board of La Meute created this bursary so that Guy is remembered and honoured for years to come.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO FIC:
Donate through your testament
Name FIC as your life insurance beneficiary
Make a donation to celebrate and remember a friend or parent
Commit to monthly or annual gifts
Offer an interest free loan for a specified period
Tax receipts are offered by la Fondation franco-ontarienne.
Nicole Lefaive, from La Meute, and Lise Desroches, Guy's sister, presented the scholarship at École secondaire Le Caron.
PHOTO : Marj Dubeau