Before joining La Cité francophone, Daniel was general and artistic director of L’UniThéâtre for 19 years. A Franco-Albertan by birth, Daniel Cournoyer has been the Executive Director of La Cité francophone since 2012. Located in the heart of Bonnie Doon, Edmonton’s French-speaking neighbourhood, La Cité, is a cultural and community centre and a community gathering place. Under his leadership, many major initiatives were undertaken to raise the profile of La Cité francophone while strengthening its financial position. Examples include Café Bicyclette, a flourishing café popular with both Francophones and Anglophones. As well as The Flying Canoë Volant winter festival, an event that allows visitors to discover the history of the Chasse-Galerie, French-Canadians and First Nations folklore. In the span of five years they have grown from 3000 to 40 000 visitors come to experience an adventure in the illuminated ravine of Mill Creek. To discover their spirit as travellers in an atmosphere of light, music and dance. More than ever, La Cité francophone is an important centre for tourism development in the city of Edmonton.