February 22, 2023
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!
|9:00 AM||Registration, kiosks, ice-breakers||Bruneau Centre, main entrance|
|9:30 AM||Opening ceremony||Bruneau Centre IIC- 2001|
|9:45 AM||Guest speaker||Bruneau Centre IIC- 2001|
|10:10 AM||Workshop 1||various locations|
|11:10 AM||Workshop 2||Various locations|
|11:55 AM||Lunch and kiosks||Bruneau Centre, main entrance|
|12:40||Cultural activity||Bruneau Centre IIC- 2001|
|13:40||Closing ceremony||Bruneau Centre IIC- 2001|
St. John’s Local Forum Coordinator
For any questions about the St. John’s Local Forum, please contact Samuel at: email@example.com
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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