Category: Humor

Multidimensional Rendez-vous de la Francophonie!

The Francophonie in 3D: Diversity, Duality and Dynamism! was the central theme of Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) celebrations from March 3 to 23, 2016, reflecting the values of the country’s Francophone and Acadian communities. National events included a Just for Laughs RVF Gala tour with stops in seven provinces at 17 galas, two

RVF 2016’s Spokespeople reflect our “3D Francophonie”

RVF 2016’s theme is Francophonie in 3D: Diversity, Dualism, and Dynamism, qualities reflected and championed by this year’s spokespeople, Mario Jean and Elisapie. Mario Jean: A Proud Francophone The Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2016 is proud to have Mario Jean, the celebrated Québec comedian and activist, as one of its two spokespeople this year. And

The 17th Annual Rendez-vous de la Francophonie Brings Us Together!

    Under the theme La Joie de vivre : It Brings Us Together!, les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) brought together, from March 6 to 22, 2015, thousands of Francophones, Acadians and Francophiles across the country. Indeed, the 17th annual RVF has logged a record number of 2370 activities and events, including 243 screenings from

Celebrate Your Joie de Vivre with Cassia Abbot-LaDuke!

Have you ever tried sending a text message in French, using an English-configured phone? Have you ever wanted to dine on traditional French food… in Winnipeg? Ever had a situation that just roule carré? This is the fare of the prolific, insightful, always entertaining Cassia Abbot-LaDuke, a resident of Peterborough, Ontario. From Carnival to Québec’s

The Rendez-Vous Begins!

The annual celebration of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie has finally begun!   Continuing until March 22, Canadians from sea to sea are being brought together to celebrate our country’s French heritage and culture, and to recognize the contributions of Francophone and Acadian communities in a shared joie de vivre. This year’s calendar includes over 1800

LOL or MDR?

If you have any kind of social network account or even just a cell phone, you have mostly assuredly been familiarised with the use of abbreviations. These shortcuts are perfect for lazy or busy people, but can sometimes be difficult to decipher… Whether we like it or not, these shortcuts are now part of our

Do you Wear Bobettes?

Fred Pellerin certainly knows how to play with words. Here’s a link to a video that reminds us of just how colorful the French language can be. Who says candy doesn’t grow on trees? Please click here to read the blog post about the 2013 edition of the Petit Robert. Here are some French expressions

To the Drawing Board

Some speak of linguistic duality, others dialog and some of solitude. No matter what term is used the country’s linguistic minorities have been part of the Canadian media landscape for decades. I believe that the duality (dialogue or solitude) existed even before the arrival of the media. However since 1969 the year in which the

Being Understood: It’s Childs Play!

The French language is so rich! It is often said that there is a word for everything and that every idea can be explained with nuance or through poetry. Yes, I think the French language is both delicate and powerful. I love hearing it, reading it and I am always happy writing it. To be

The French or Quebecois way?

On this side of the Atlantic, the French accent (from France) is often imitated but is really nothing like that of Quebecers or of other French-speaking Canadians. On the flip side, the Quebec accent is also often imitated in the Old World although, in my opinion, it is inimitable. Is it possible to lose our