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Next Year's Cultural Events for French Students (includes links to register)

July 13, 2020


Next year's cultural events are all planned and we at the FLRC are so excited for all the opportunities the students of French will have in taking part! Check them out below and start signing up in order to reserve a spot!


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Unithéâtre presents : 

Le merveilleux voyage de l'Inès de l'ouest

Since it was cancelled this year, we're bringing it back in 2021!

Grades K-6

Dates TBD

Click here to sign up

"Rébecca Déraspe has created a new adaptation especially for Western Canada: a voyage of discovery that sweeps us along from the beaches of Vancouver Island to the Okanagan valley, and from the skyscrapers of Vancouver to the peaks of the Rockies. This imaginative show about friendship and exploration will bring joy to audiences of all ages."


Communication Jeunesse - Thème Lire

Dates TBD

"These workshops are themed activities based on books that last about an hour each. Always based on the same theme, we bring the students on a journey through stories and extracts of books from multiple genres of books (documentaries, comic books, novels, etc.). Each workshop is filled with participative questions that are meant to involve the students in the entertainment at the end. The teachers will receive activity suggestions and a themed bibliography in order to continue working with the students afterwards."

Link to list of workshops offered (You can choose your own workshop): https://www.communication-jeunesse.qc.ca/activites/theme_lire/

Link to the registration schedule:


Anne Glover

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January 19-22, 2021

"With one simple prop – a loop of string – Anne holds her audience breathless as she deftly brings them into her stories, creating characters out of thin air. She intertwines multicultural tales with string figures from indigenous cultures around the globe. Anne highlights diversity, cooperation, and the life lessons embedded in both the stories and the strings. Her mischievous wit makes this show richly engaging for all ages."

Anne will be available to give shows to 1 or 2 classes at a time during the week of January 18, 2021. Teachers can sign up for evening shows for families.

Click here to register


Atlas Géocircus 2

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March 15-19, 2021

Discover the interactive, participative and musical show exploring the world and its people. For Ages 5–12 and a show can also be offered for ages 12–17.

SIGN UP HERE BEFORE FEBRUARY 1ST, 2021!


Reel Shorts Film Festival

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April 26th-May 3rd, 2021

The annual Grande Prairie Reel Shorts Film Festival will be taking place next year April 26th-May 3rd. Several different films will be offered in the French Film Package for Grades 9-12. The FLRC will reimburse 50% of the costs for classes wanting to take part.


Contest

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The French Language Resource Centre is partnering with the Wild Rose Country Restaurant in order to bring a contest to students studying French in the region.

More details to come!


OCOL Presentations

The Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada (OCOL), in partnership with Canadian Parents for French, offers presentations in French immersion schools and FSL classes free of charge in order to promote linguistic duality in Canada! 

We have the chance to welcome the commissioner to the Grande Prairie area again next year (Dates TBD) . His presentations will last about 60-75 minutes each and will include the following topics:

-the benefits of being bilingual;

-linguistic duality, bilingualism and official languages in Canada;

-the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and language rights in Canada. 

The presentations are dynamic with some theory but also with quizzes, games and videos. They are offered entirely in French and are intended primarily for students of Grades 7 & 8 French Immersion, but are open to those in FSL classes as well. It is up to the teacher and the school to decide which students would best identify with the topics covered, but the presentations can be adapted for Grades 6-12, if desired.