MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 students gather for bilingualism

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On Friday, May 2, 300 French as a second language students from 11 Ottawa-area schools will gather at the University of Ottawa's Jock Turcot University Centre for a day of activities focusing on the rich benefits of bilingualism, as part of a French for the Future Forum.

The Ottawa forum will feature various activities on the theme of “Sors ta langue de ta poche! ” including French-language workshops  on topics from yoga to working on a cruise ship in French, as well as a sugar shack style lunch, a concert by the band Improtéine and  a simulation of the TV game show La guerre des clans.  

WHAT: French for the Future Forum, Ottawa region
WHEN: Friday, May 2, 2014 (opening ceremony from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) 
WHERE: Jock Turcot University Centre, University of Ottawa (85 University | Map)

The Ottawa forum is organized in collaboration with the University of Ottawa and its French Immersion Studies program.

Participating students will come from the following schools: 

Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
All Saints Catholic High School
St. Mark High School
Bell High School
St. Francis Xavier High School
Mother Theresa High School
St. Patrick's High School
St. Pius X High School
St. Matthew High School
Rockland High School

For more information, visit the French for the Future website: french-future.org.

Information for media:

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Cell.: 613-863-7221
Office: 613-562-5800 (2981)
danika.gagnon@uOttawa.ca

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