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February 22, 2023


Memorial University


St. John’s French for the Future Local Forum of is back in person and it’s the perfect opportunity for students in grades 9 to 12 in Newfoundland to celebrate the French language and discover Francophone and Acadian culture in an interactive and fun way.

On February 22, 2023, approximately 300 students will gather at Memorial University, St. John’s campus, for a day completely in French. They will have the opportunity to communicate with other students from the other linguistic community and to participate in exciting workshops that will allow them to better understand the various aspects of Francophone and Acadian culture.

If you are a teacher and would like to register your class for St. John’s French for the Future Local Forum, do not hesitate to do so now. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to introduce your students to the French language and culture in a fun and interactive way!


When? What? Where?
9:00 AMRegistration, kiosks, ice-breakersBruneau Centre, main entrance
9:30 AMOpening ceremonyBruneau Centre IIC- 2001
9:45 AMGuest speakerBruneau Centre IIC- 2001
10:10 AMWorkshop 1various locations
11:10 AM Workshop 2Various locations
11:55 AMLunch and kiosksBruneau Centre, main entrance
12:40Cultural activityBruneau Centre IIC- 2001
13:40Closing ceremonyBruneau Centre IIC- 2001

St. John’s Local Forum Coordinator

For any questions about the St. John’s Local Forum, please contact Samuel at: projets@synergiefr.ca



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 his master’s degree in public administration at the same university and became its Director of Student Development and Recruitment.



Port-Aux-Poutines is a francophone duo based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, composed of Jenna Maloney and Axel Belgarde. Since 2022, the duo blends French-Canadian with Newfoundland musical traditions. Through its original pieces, folkloric songs, and translated Newfoundland songs, Port-Aux-Poutines celebrates the cultural diversity of the French-Canadian heritage, tells the province’s legends and stories  and celebrates the heritage and traditions of the francophonie in Newfoundland. 


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