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.
After the 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.

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

The guests then enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Chef John Knowles of the Balmoral.
Over one 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."


CINE CLUB: A movie in French with English subtitles is shown the first Friday of every month. On Friday, August 6th   Stupeur et Tremblements will be featured.

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