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EVENT DETAILS

Date

From Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20.


Where

Online


Description

The Halifax Local Forum is reinventing itself this fall with a virtual forum, which will be held over a week from November 16 to 20, 2020. We are expecting more than 300 students in the 7th and 8th grades from across Nova Scotia. There will be one hour of activity per day during this week.

During this week of activity completely in French, students will be able to attend a virtual performance of a francophone artist, a guest speaker, in addition to participating in stimulating and interactive virtual workshops. These workshops will also allow them to discuss with professionals working in French in various fields, who will share the importance of being able to communicate in French.

The participants will have the option to register for some after school virtual activities as well, with students from other schools. Through these fun activities, participants will bond with young people from the other linguistic community and will be able to discover an overview of the Francophone and Acadian culture of Nova Scotia.

This memorable week will demonstrate to students that French is not just a school subject, but is also a vibrant culture that offers plenty of possibilities. This one-of-a-kind week is an event not to be missed. So, register now and be there!


Schedule

DAY/DATE TIME ACTIVITY ONLINE PLATEFORM MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Day 1 – November 16 2020 9h Welcoming students Youtube No limit
9h15 Opening ceremony and guest speaker Youtube No limit
Day 2 – November 17 2020 Varies Workshops Google Meet 15-30
Day 3 – November 18 2020 Varies Workshops Google Meet 15-30
Day 4 – November 19 2020 Varies Workshops Google Meet 15-30
Day 5 – November 20 2020 9h Closing ceremony Youtube No limit
9h15 Cultural activity Youtube No limit

Halifax Local Forum Coordinators

For any questions about the Halifax Local Forum, please contact the coordinators at: mbourgeois@francais-avenir.org (Maxime) or projets@synergiefr.ca (Samuel).

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GUESTS

HUGHIE BATHERSON

As an Anglophone coming from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Hughie began learning French at the age of 19, and has since been immersed in the Acadian Francophonie in Atlantic Canada. His anecdotes are inspired by the perspective of an Anglophone who works and lives in a Francophone environment and the resulting confusion due to language barriers. Coordinator of the CNFS at Université Sainte-Anne, he is also a frequent speaker for the cause of bilingualism and for the promotion of the French language in Canada.


REGISTRATION

To register and participate in Fredericton’s Local Forum, please communicate with the event coordinators. They can be reached at: mbourgeois@francais-avenir.org (Maxime) or projets@synergiefr.ca (Samuel).


SPONSORS

Thank you to all of our sponsors:


To know more about our main sponsors, please click here.