Category: Web

Social Media: Threat or Opportunity?

At a time when Facebook has become the most popular social media with about 800 million users, one can wonder what place the French language and culture can occupy in this new virtual world. Should we be wary of new media or should we believe in its potential to reach the world with just a

French Web Series in the Spotlight

If you think that soap operas, series or documentaries are just for TV, think again! With the appearance of web series, audiovisual productions are leaving the small screen for even smaller screens. The emergence of new media favors the creation of non-traditional means of communication and showcases the talent of Canadian creators. TV5 Québec Canada

National Hockey League Goes French

Maurice “Rocket” Richard can rest in peace! The National Hockey League (NHL) has finally as some would say, launched its NHL.com website in French (LNH.com). When I heard the news, I said to myself: “Finally the NHL has realized the importance in offering French-Canadian fans, who number the thousands, a French version of their website.”

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Modern Day Explorers

On July 24th, 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier planted a cross near the Bay of Gaspé and took possession of the land in the name of the King of France. According to several historians, this was the starting point of the French-speaking culture in North America. If the winds had blown Cartier elsewhere on the

A Blog Rich of its Future!

Welcome to Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s (RVF) new blog! This virtual space will rapidly become a crossroad for Francophones and Francophiles from coast to coast and around the world. It will also serve as a reference for Canada’s diverse cultural communities interested in the French-speaking culture. With ideas, columns, emotions, news and much more,