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B.C. francophones: share your memories!

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The Société Historique Francophone de Colombie-Britannique (SHFCB) is putting together a snapshot of life in the time of COVID-19 and they want to hear from all B.C. francophones and francophiles. Mémoire de la traversée: francophones de la C-B dans la Covid-19 will collect the voices and experiences of francophone communities during the pandemic. These memories

Four short films from the Bas-Saint-Laurent

The National Film Board, in partnership with the Paralœil production centre in Rimouski, QC, has just launched the fourth edition of its 5 Shorts Project, which showcases the talent of filmmakers from different regions of Quebec. This year, the project celebrates independent artists from the Bas-Saint-Laurent, located along the south shore of the lower Saint

The show must go on

Much of live theatre’s power comes from the energy shared between actors and audiences. COVID-19 brought the curtain down on dozens of Francophone theatre companies in Canada this year, but many have found creative ways to stay connected with their audiences. Here are a few: Théâtre français de Toronto has offered free programming online, including

Ask questions at work!

Anyone can be injured at work, but young workers are more at risk because they usually have less experience and aren’t always aware that they can refuse unsafe work. A group of students from the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec just won the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s annual “Focus on Safety Youth Video

Tout pour la musique 2020 arrives!

June 24th is Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, and it’s also launch-day for Tout pour la musique,  which celebrates some of our country’s most accomplished artists. June 24th on TFO On June 24th you can watch performances on TFO (Télévision française de l’Ontario) by Wesli, Caroline Savoie, Mehdi Cayenne, Florent Vollant, Michelle Campagne, Mélissa Ouimet, Damien Robitaille, CHANCES

Sophie Morigeau, Columbia Valley legend

I have lived in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia for almost three decades but had never heard the story of Sophie Morigeau, an Indigenous woman with Red River Metis and Quebecois roots. Sophie Morigeau’s father, François, was a fur trader born in Berthier, Quebec. He came out west in 1819 with his first

Quebec’s bookstores

Earlier this year I wrote about Quebec’s “bibliodiversity” and why the province’s French-language book industry has been so successful.  I’m an avid reader and it’s no surprise that I ended up working with books. I worked in the English-language industry in Alberta and British Columbia for over three decades. The bookstore industry in Quebec is

Memories await you

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Bernard Voyer, a privileged witness to the beauty of our planet

Explorer, mountaineer, and motivational speaker- RVF co-spokesperson Bernard Voyer has journeyed to some of the world’s most inaccessible places and met many amazing people along the way. In more than 30 years of exploration, Voyer has stood at the North Pole, amid the moving ice floes of the Arctic Ocean, fought powerful winds as he

oTENTik camping in the heart of Montreal

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A chance to experience camping in a whole new way.

Parks Canada’s oTENTik program lets you experience the energy of the city or the beauty of the countryside in a whole new way. Check out oTENTik’s 30 locations nationwide.