19/04/2016 – 8:00am-3:00pm


Mount Saint Vincent University

This year’s local forum will demonstrate the importance and benefits of bilingualism. We want to bring students together in a dynamic and educational environment in hopes to encourage them to celebrate their identity and how the French language creates a common link between one another. This year’s forum will take place at Mount Saint Vincent University. Students from grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to engage in interactive workshops and listen to guest speakers who will explain their own journey with the French language and how it has contributed to personal and professional growth. We would like students to leave our forum with a greater understanding of their influence on and place in la Francophonie.

This year: Let’s Make Connections!

In partnership with:




Local Forum Coordinator
Erin MacDonald
Erin MacDonald




Committee members
Peggy Watts, Director Distance learning and Education, Mount Saint Vincent University
Rebecca Lancaster, Directrice, Canadian Parents for French Nova Scotia
Tim Brown, Coordinator of French Program Partnerships, Ministère de l’éducation et de développement de la petite enfance de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Irène Oore, PhD Graduate Professor, Department of French, Dalhousie University
Tony Bucci, FSL Consultant Grades 7-12, Halifax Regional School Board
Sophie Beaulé, Modern Languages & Classics, Saint Mary’s Univertsity
Larry Steele, professeur et chef Modern Languages, Mount Saint Vincent University
Robert Williams, Enseignant, Citadel High
Hughie Batherson, Vice-recteur au recrutement et aux partenariats / coordonnateur du CNFS, Université Sainte-Anne
Juliana Barnard, Responsable du développement scolaire et communautaire, Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial