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EVENT DETAILS

Date

From Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, February 19, 2021.


Where

Online – Zoom


Description

The French for the Future Local Forum, in collaboration with the Campus Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta, will bring together approximately 50-100 students in grades 10 to 12 from French immersion schools and Francophones in the Edmonton region and northern Alberta to prepare for a future in French. Due to the unexpected nature of this pandemic, the Local Forum will take place online over several days on February 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021.

Like every year, and even more so this year, we have designed interactive workshops, a TED Talks style lecture series and many more activities. In addition to experiencing a program that is both entertaining and educational, students will also have the opportunity to meet engaging bilingual mentors, to forge links with other students in the province and to broaden their knowledge of the local and international Francophonie, enough to stimulate the pride of the language that unites us!

This event has always been very much appreciated by young people in the past and this year, without exception, it will be a wonderful experience for the participants.

Come in large numbers to discover the joys of the French language!


Schedule

DATE TIME (All times are based on Alberta Time Zone) ACTIVITY ONLINE PLATFORM MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Day 1

February 16

12:40 – 13:50 Opening Ceremony and Inspiring Guest Speaker Mathieu Gingras  Zoom 250

Day 2

February 17

12:30 – 13:10

TED Talk – Sympa César

Zoom 25
13:15 – 13:55

Academic Exchange

14:00 – 14:45

Careers in Justice

17:10 – 18:00

Jeopardy

18:15 – 19:00

Yoga

19:05 – 19:40

Music Session with Sympa César

Day 3

February 18

12:30 – 13:15 TED Talk – photography  
 
Zoom
 
 
25
13:15 – 13:55 TED Talk – La Connexional
14:00 – 14:45 Bursaries
17:00 – 18:00

Painting

18:05 – 18:45

Afro-dance

18:50 – 19:35

Games

Day 4

February 19

12:45 – 13:30

Cultural Event With Roger Dallaire and Closing Ceremony

Zoom 250


The events will be recorded so students can re-watch them when they have time

Edmonton Local Forum Coordinators

Edmonton

For any questions about the Edmonton Local Forum, please contact the coordinator at: edmonton@francais-avenir.org

GUESTS

Roger Dallaire

Storyteller, musician, comedian, puppeteer and folklorist. Roger is an accomplished artist and is passionate about history and Canadienne French traditions. Whether he’s playing the accordion, taping his foot or telling us about one of his amazing adventures as a young farmer, Roger will take you into his universe with all the energy, humour and fantasy of amazing storytelling.

REGISTRATION

For any questions about the Edmonton Local Forum, please contact the coordinator at: edmonton@francais-avenir.org.