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Canada Games in Sherbrooke – One year later: Mission Bilingualism Accomplished!

From August 2 to 17, 2013, the City of Sherbrooke hosted the Canada Summer Games and welcomed young athletes from across the country. During the two weeks of festivities, the Eastern Townships city was alive with the sounds of the athletes’ feats and the joy of tourists and spectators—in both...

Spotlight on Franco-Ontarians at the New France Festival

The Griffon

Dressing up in period clothing and promoting the French presence in Ontario since its founding? A golden opportunity, and an invitation not to be missed! Every year, the New France Festival, which is held in Old Québec City in August, showcases Francophones from other regions. The spotlight this...

Some interesting facts on l'Acadie

What are the most common surnames in l'Acadie? Is yours one of them? Where do Acadian Francophone immigrants come from? The 2014 Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress) just came to an end. Take a look at our most recent infographic and discover some interesting facts about l'Acadie, the...

Let's Celebrate l'Acadie!

Did you know that l’Acadie has its own national anthem? What does the Acadian flag symbolize? When did the Parliament of Canada recognize August 15 as National Acadian Day? The 2014 Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress) is being held from August 8 to 24 in New Brunswick, Quebec and in...

This summer: Flex your second-language muscles

Are you interested in exploring the new opportunities available to you by adding French to your linguistic tool belt? Do you doubt the ease and simplicity with which French can be learned and applied? You are not alone! Learning, practising and maintaining a new language can be a challenge no...

Canada’s Official Languages: Highlights of 2013

In this edition of Beyond Words we present some of the memorable moments of 2013. This includes important events such as those held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the B&B Commission and the activities shared with Canada’s elite athletes at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke.

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