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Francophonie Month

Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) is part of the cultural events surrounding the International Day of Francophonie (March 20), organized each year to promote the French language and its many expressions across Canada. Hundreds of activities will be taking place across Canada: multicultural gatherings, shows, film screenings, contests, educational activities. All presented in innovative ways.

Discover the richness of Canada’s Francophonie by joining your colleagues of the WRHA in completing quizzes, watching videos, listening to Franco podcasts, exercising in French and much more.

Festival du Voyageur Quiz

Thank you to everyone who participated. We received more than 100 entries! And the winners are…

  • Jade McClure, Occupational Therapist
  • Tianna Flett, Occupational Therapist
  • Matthias Thalhammer, Food Service Manager


Francophonie Month Activities

Week 1

February 28thDe chants et de batailles video and quiz – you have 3 weeks to watch the video and complete the quiz to be entered for your chance to win a grand prize. Deadline is March 22 to have submitted your quiz. A certificate of completion will be shared with you and sent to your workplace manager for your personnel file – this in recognition of your efforts and commitment to the Francophone community in Manitoba. 

This 45-minute video with English subtitles will send you back in time enacting the story of some of the defining moments in Manitoba’s French history, as well as bringing to the forefront some of the great pillars of Manitoba’s heritage. The play helps you understand the significance of French in Manitoba, its evolution and its importance.

March 5Yoga in French – with Doreen Wuckert Video 1
French music by Roch Voisine – Hélène

March 6Word Search – Nutrition & Word Search – Travel

March 7Let’s speak en français in person workshop – registration required

March 8 – Podcast Comme autour du feu avec Justin Lacroix (Envol 91FM CKXL)

Week 2

March 11One week Bingo Challenge – Complete as many of the activities for the week and send us a quick blurb of some of the things you have learnt and discovered.

March 12Yoga in French – with Doreen Wuckert Video 2
French music by Zachary Richard – Au bord du lac Bijou

March 13Nutrition Discussion Group (Virtual) – registration required

March 14Word Search – Internet Words

Week 3

March 18Drop in Jasettes en français (Discussion Group) (Instructor Led)

March 19Word Search – Operating Room

March 20Travel Discussion Group (Virtual) – registration required
Yoga in French – with Doreen Wuckert Video 3

March 22Yoga in French – with Doreen Wuckert Video 4
French music by Francis Cabrel – The best of Francis Cabrel