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.

Information for media:

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 (2981)

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