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May 26, 2021


Online (YouTube and Microsoft Teams)


The Newfoundland and Labrador Forum is reinventing itself this spring with a virtual forum, which will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. We are expecting more than 300 Anglophone and Francophone students from across the province. It will be a fun-filled day of activities.

During this day 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 a bonus virtual activity 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 culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This fun-filled day 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 event is not to be missed. So, register now and be there!

Schedule (All times listed are according to the local timezone)

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM

Opening Ceremony and Conference

9:50 AM to 10:50 AM Workshop 1 Microsoft Teams
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Workshop 2 Microsoft Teams
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM Lunch N/A
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM

Closing Ceremony and Cultural Activity

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM Group workshop with the Senante of Canada Microsoft Teams

Newfoundland and Labrador Local Forum Coordinators

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



Originally from Quebec, Mathieu Gingras obtained his undergraduate degree in history/geography from l’Université de Moncton. Passionate about the richness of cultures in Canada, he did a master’s degree in public administration at the same university and became its director of student development and recruitment.


Francophone Newfoundlander, proud of his linguistic and cultural heritage. Musician , composer and storyteller, he loves to share his experience with those who want to know. Mark is accompanied by a talented young musician, Ryan Perrier. 


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