French celebrate national holiday in The Bahamas
By Italia Watkins-Jan, Alliance Francaise des Bahamas
Jul 25, 2010 - 6:21:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Alliance Francaise des Bahamas held its annual French
Bastille Day celebrations on Wednesday, July 14th at the Balmoral Club,
Sandford Drive, with a gourmet buffet dinner and fine wines.
The evening was hosted by the new Honorary French Consul to the Bahamas and Alliance President, Mr. Dominique Lefevre.
Special guests included Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor
General and Lady Foulkes, Ambassador Louis Harold Joseph, Ambassador of
Haiti and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador Tomas Guggenheim,
Ambassador of Brazil and his wife, and Ambassador Nicole Avant, U.S.
Ambassador to The Bahamas.
traditional speech and welcome by the French Consul, Mrs. Anita
MacDonald sang the Bahamian and French National Anthems,
a cappella to the delight of all those present.
The guests then enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Chef John Knowles of the Balmoral.
L-R: H.E. Louis Harold Joseph, Ambassador of Haiti, Lady Foulkes, H.E. Nicole Avant, U.S. Ambassador, H.E. Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of The Bahamas, Mr. Dominique Lefevre, Honorary Consul for France to The Bahamas & President of the Alliance Française, H.E. Tomas Guggeheim, Ambassador of Brazil, Mrs. Guggenheim. Photo: Francis Dimitri for Alliance Francaise
hundred people attended (French nationals residing in Nassau, members
and friends of the Alliance Française and staff of French or French
speaking banks in The Bahamas).
Special thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the
evening possible, including: Société Générale Private Banking, Crédit
Agricole Suisse, Café Matisse, Indigo Café, Accès Océan, Bahama Spa, and
the Perfume Bar, Management and Staff of the Alliance Française and the
members and friends who attended the evening."
A movie in French with English subtitles is shown the
first Friday of every month.
will be featured.
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