Bazinet latest Cornwall Francophone honoured

In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo from the French Catholic school board's Facebook page, Francois Bazinet is the latest recipient to have his name added to the promenade of honour on Water Street in Cornwall. (Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien/Facebook via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The city’s Francophone community has recognized one of its own for preserving and promoting the French culture.

Francois Bazinet was this year’s recipient of the Promenade d’honneur during a ceremony Friday on Water Street in front of the monument.

The retired La Citadelle high school teacher has been involved in various projects, like the Francophone ceremonies during the 2015 Finch plowing match.

He’s also involved in various community organizations including the Richelieu Club of Cornwall.