ARCO & Affiliate Associations

The Association régionale de la côte ouest (ARCO) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization. ARCO was founded in 1995 and is the umbrella organization for the region's three Francophone associations. The organization manages the community sector of the Centre scolaire et communautaire Sainte-Anne. ARCO is governed by a board of directors made up of members of the three Francophone associations.

ARCO's mission is to protect, promote, and ensure the development of the French language and culture within the Francophone population on the west coast of Newfoundland.  Planning and coordination are central to this mission and to the community's overall development.

They are 3 francophone communities on Port-au-Port peninsula. Each community had is one local association, member of ARCO, which organise sociocultural activities.

The three local associations are:

  • L'Héritage de l'Île Rouge
    L'Héritage de l'Île Rouge is situated in the Centre scolaire et communautaire Sainte-Anne.
  • Les Terre-Neuviens Français
    The Les Terre-Neuviens Français center is situated in Cape St. George.
  • Chez les Français de l'Anse-à-Canards
    The Chez les Français de l'Anse-à-Canards center is situated in Black Duck Brook.


What do they do?

These associations organize sociocultural activities for everyone:

  • New Year's Eve Ball
  • Fête de la Chandeleur
  • Winter carnival
  • Journée de la francophonie
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste walk
  • A variety of festivals
  • Dance parties
  • Soc-hop (dance for young people with games, prizes, music, and cantine services)
  • Movie nights



Boîte 190, RR#1,, La Grand'Terre (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador) A0N 1R0
Phone: (709) 642-5254
Fax: (709) 642-5164

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