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