68th ACELF CONGRESS: “In French? With pleasure! "

The full program is available at: acelf.ca/congres. It is possible to follow him on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag: #congresacelf.

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Niagara Falls, September 24, 2015 - It's tonight, at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, that opens the 68conference of the Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) under the theme " In French ? With pleasure! ". The event is organized in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education and three French-language school boards in the region: the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Center-Sud, the Conseil scolaire Viamonde and the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence. The event is chaired by Janine Griffore, Assistant Deputy Minister, French Language Education Division, Ontario Ministry of Education. The event will bring together hundreds French-language education workers from all regions of Canada.

A school that promotes the construction of a Francophone identity
A rich and varied program given by education specialists from across the country will explore the theme " In French? With pleasure! ". “How can we give our young people a taste for French? During these three days, delegates will discuss different strategies to develop a positive relationship with the French language, ”says the chair of the theme, Claire Thibideau.

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with remarks from the Ontario Minister of Education, the Honorable Liz Sandals, and ends in humor with the performance of the winners of the LOL Contest and the conference of the young comedian Chloe Theriault, equipped with his school bag.

Friday morning, from 8:30 a.m., the speaker Judith Charest will reveal the conditions for success so that French rhymes with pleasure in all spheres of life.

After a day of workshops, Paul Demers, emblematic singer in French Ontario and performer of Our place as well as Christian Pilon, Franco-Ontarian Métis, will deliver vibrant testimonials to convention attendees.

A tribute ceremony to three Ontario personalities takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday evening. Then it's time to party with, at 7 p.m., the evening "Celebrating 400 Years of Francophone Presence in Ontario" with the troop The echo of a people, follow-up of the performance of the artists Joelle Roy and Michel Payment.

Proud and committed young people
On Saturday September 26, in the morning, the delegates will discuss with the many young people of the delegation Youth leadership during a round table activity entitled "Our French-speaking journeys" led by them.

These young people have been delegated by their respective school board or board and come from across the country. Members of the delegation Youth leadership participate in all the activities of the congress. The ACELF congress represents a unique opportunity for them to forge solid ties with Francophones from other regions and to speak out on current issues in education.

The full program is available at: acelf.ca/congresses. It is possible to follow it on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag: #congresacelf.

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