Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2013 - March 8-24

OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES
To consult the official program, click here.

Friday, March 8
10:30 a.m. Official opening and Acadian flag-raising ceremony
Location: Government House, Charlottetown
Information: Crystal Barriault, 436-4881
* You must confirm your presence for this event no later than March 1.

5:30 p.m. "Bâtir des ponts – Building Bridges"
Launch of community celebrations
Location: Centre acadien Grand-Rustico, Rustico
Information: Stéphane Blanchard, 963-3252
(Storm date: Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m.)
* You must reserve your seat for this event.

Saturday, March 9
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "Échangeons entre générations"
Location: Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside
Cost: $8
Information: Jeannette Gallant, 854-7435
Brian Gallant, 888-1682
(Storm date: Monday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.)
* Registration deadline: Monday, March 4

10:00 a.m. Presentation of NFB films 
(young audience, 6 years and up)
Les yeux noirs and Le printemps de Mélie
Location: J.-Henri Blanchard Library, Summerside
Information: Lori MacAdam, 368-5967

7:00 p.m. Casino organized by the Club Richelieu Port-La-Joye
Location: Carrefour de l'Isle Saint-Jean, Charlottetown
Cost: $100/ticket for two people
Information: Émile Gallant, 368-1895

Monday, March 11
11:30 a.m. "Carrefour de la francophonie"
Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown
Information: Bernice Arsenault, 854-3603
* You must confirm your presence for this event, which is open to the public, no later than March 7.

Tuesday, March 12
1:00 p.m. (students) 7:00 p.m. (public)
Conference "L'Impartial revisité : défis d'hier et d'aujourd'hui"
Location: Carrefour de l'Isle Saint-Jean, Charlottetown
Information: Georges Arsenault, 566-5067

4:00 p.m. Open house at the offices of Canadian Parents for French
Location: 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown
Information: Dottie Daley, 368-3703

6:30 p.m. Family film "L'ère de glace"
Location: Theatre at Centre scolaire-communautaire Évangéline
Information: Annette Richard, 854-2166

Wednesday, March 13
6:30 p.m. Presentation of NFB films
(six short Canadian films focussing on six Canadian provinces and territories)
Location: Abram-Village Public Library
Information: Lori MacAdam, 368-5967

Thursday, March 14
7:30 p.m. Evening of comedy featuring comedian Eddy King
Location: Théâtre Port-La-Joye, Charlottetown
Information: Greg Urier, 370-3275

Friday, March 15
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast with Le Réveil
Location: Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside
Information: Linda Arsenault, 888-1681

Presentation of NFB films
12:50 p.m. Kindergarten to Grade 4, parents and public
Les yeux noirs and Le printemps de Mélie
1:45 p.m. Grades 5 to 7, parents and public
Six short Canadian films
Location: Multicultural room, Centre acadien Grand-Rustico
Information: Stéphane Blanchard, 963-3252

7:00 p.m. Trivia and kitchen party for the whole family
Location: Expo-Festival Centre, Abram-Village
Information: Annette Richard, 854-2166

7:30 p.m. Evening of fiddle featuring De Temps Antan
Location: Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside
Cost: Adults – $10, Students – $5
Information: Linda Arsenault, 888-1681

Saturday, March 16
10:00 a.m. Presentation of NFB films
(six short Canadian films)
Location: Dr.-J.-Edmond-Arsenault Library
Information: Lori MacAdam, 368-5967

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Group training: fiddle, guitar and harmonica with the group De Temps Antan
Location: Centre Goéland, Cap-Egmont
Cost: $20 includes a meal
($30 for non-members)
Information: Ghislaine Cormier, 370-7333

6:00 p.m. Networking reception
6:30 p.m. Banquet 
Entrepreneurs' Banquet 2013
Location: Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside
Cost: $25 + GST (members)
$30 + GST (non-members)
Information: Raymond J. Arsenault, 854-3665

Sunday, March 17
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Individual training: fiddle, guitar, folk song and accordion with the group De Temps Antan
Location: Centre Goéland, Cap-Egmont
Cost: $20 includes a meal
($30 for non-members)
Information: Ghislaine Cormier, 370-7333

2:00 p.m. Conference "L'Impartial revisité : défis d'hier et d'aujourd'hui"
Location: Acadian Museum of PEI, Miscouche
Information: Georges Arsenault, 566-5067

2:00 p.m. Fiddle show featuring La P'tite Traite from the Magdalen Islands and local musicians
Location: Centre acadien de Prince-Ouest, Deblois
Information: Sylvia McIntyre, 882-0475, ext. 146

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 p.m. Celebration of International Francophonie Day
Location: Centre Belle-Alliance, Summerside
Information: Michelle Arsenault, 888-1679

Friday, March 22
7:00 p.m. Evening of traditional music
Location: 21 Breakwater, Souris
Cost: $10 + à la carte menu
Information: Chena Bernard, 687-7179

Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23
7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
3:00 p.m.
Presentation of NFB films
(six short Canadian films)
Location: Cross Keys Bar & Grill, Morell
Information: Dottie Daley, 739-7788

OTHER ACTIVITIES
* Presentation of NFB films in schools: 
Six short films focussing on six Canadian provinces and territories
March 11, Montague Regional High
March 13, Pierre-Chiasson (also for
neighbouring French immersion classes)
March 13, Stratford Elementary
March 14, Stonepark Intermediate
March 15, St. Louis Elementary

* School show
"Dominique Breau y contons ça"
March 13 at the Centre Belle-Alliance
March 14 at the Carrefour de l'Isle Saint-Jean

* Colouring contest and creation of a mural with students from the Centre acadien de Prince-Ouest, Deblois

* Radio-Franco
March 11 to 15 - Program aiming to expose students to French music.