Get in the Games and join Team 2015!

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 10.19.02 AM The 2015 Canada Winter Games is looking for bilingual volunteers. Be a part of the largest multi-sport and cultural event ever to be held in Prince George and northern British Columbia. To sign up as a volunteer please visit the Games website: www.canadagames2015.ca

Do you have bilingual friends in British Columbia that would like to come to Prince George and volunteer for the 2015 Games? Encourage them to participate in our “2015 Volunteer Road Trip”.

We are recruiting volunteers in specific roles for the 2015 Games. The following skillsets will be given top priority for the Volunteer Road Trip Program:

  • Minor Technical Officials
  • Ski patrol and first aid
  • Medical
  • Advanced French
  • Information technology (IT) experience
  •  Multi-sport Games experience

As part of the Road Trip, there will be five buses travelling to Prince George from regions across BC. We have until August 31 to confirm seats on the bus for these specific roles. After these roles are filled, the remaining seats will be open to the various communities for other 2015 Games volunteers.

To obtain more information please contact Renée Trépanier, Chair of Official Languages at OLchair@gmail.com

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Ma caravane au Canada – Free Evening Gathering on July 26th at 7:30pm

Microsoft Word - MCAC_communique_Victoria.docxThe television program Ma caravane au Canada will be dedicating an episode to the wonderful city of Victoria and will be filmed during the 25th, 26th and 27th of July. Vincent Graton and Damien Robitaille invite you to join them, along with a large assembly of Francophones and Francophiles, for the shooting of the final scene of the episode at Saxe Point Park on Saturday July 26th from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

The event will include performances by several talented acts, notably the musical group Kouskous and the acrobatic duo Duo Hoops. Friends, family and children are all welcome, so bring your chairs and your blankets!

Rain or shine, the event will go forward! We hope to see you all out there!

-The Cast and Crew of Ma caravane au Canada

10502402_615071398590352_7076500389846398306_nAbout The Show: Ma caravane au Canada is a travelling showcase in which the two hosts, Vincent Graton and Damien Robitaille, visit francophone communities all across Canada. Our two caravanners discover the history, culture, and, in particular, the people who bring French to life in each corner of the country that they visit. The finale of each episode brings everyone together for a grand, colorful gathering worthy of the ancient Gallic assemblies.

The third season of Ma caravane au Canada will be broadcast this autumn on the new Canadian Francophone channel, Unis.

The Victoria International Buskers Festival – From July 18th to July 27th


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Special French Show at 1:00 pm on Saturday July 26th on Stage #3!

Once again this year, the Victoria International Buskers Festival has invited canadian francophone artists to participate to the event. Two groups will be performing during the event on 7 different stages. In addition, a special “Francophone Show” will be held on Saturday, July 26th on stage # 3. A MUST SEE if you wish to laugh and enjoy a great show!

Duo Hoops

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 12.02.00 PMDavid and Becky are a loveable, dynamic duo, despite their flaring personality differences. Duo Hoops will dazzle you as much with their tricks as with their bizarre wit and absurd humour. They come together to hula hoop (with hoops of all sizes), juggle and toss each other around. The Duo Hoops was conceived in 2002, shortly after David and Becky met. At the time Becky did not speak French very well nor David English. They learned to communicate on stage (and in life) with little to no words and have created a show that combines elements of physical comedy and circus skill that require no text.Today the show is performed in both English and French, but text remains limited as they have remained true to their original desire to communicate with the audience via physical comedy.

To learn more about them, please visit www.duohoops.com.

Quatuor Stomp

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Quatuor Stomp is made up of four crazy artists that get together to have a blast on stage, all for the audience’s amusement.  Through the stupidity of their acrobatics and the degeneration of their juggling, they will distract and astound you. For it’s all fun and games until….

…Whether it’s the trips and tumbles of their acrobatic table act, the highlights of the group juggling act, the connection of the hand to hand duo, the simplicity of the solo juggling or the emotion of the acrobatics solo; Quatuor Stomp will bring you through many different emotions for your circusful amusement.

To learn more about the group, please visit www.quatuorstomp.com.

For more information about the event and its line-up, please visit www.victoriabuskers.com.

Click here to download the event’s program guide.

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Celebration

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June 24th from 3:30 to 9:00 pm

At Memorial Park, Esquimalt Rd.

3:30 p.m.        Welcome to this St-Jean-Baptiste Celebration!
4:00 p.m.        Sign up for family activities (games and quizzes)
5:00 p.m.        Start of family games (bilingual)
6:00 p.m.        Naden Band performance
7:15 p.m.         Bonfire celebration!
7:45 p.m.        International Francophone music performance
9:00 p.m.        End of activities

La Société francophone de Victoria invites children and adults to come and celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptist event on June 24th from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Memorial Park in Esquimalt (opposite from La Belle Palate restaurant).

This year, the SFV has collaborated with the town of Esquimalt and the Township Community Arts Council (TCAC) for an unforgettable celebration with francophone music and family activities for you to enjoy. Dance, play and celebrate the arrival of summer with the Saint-Jean-Baptist event! For the first time, TCAC is organizing a summer series of six concerts, which will take place each Tuesday evening for six consecutive weeks. The SFV is proud to partner with TCAC for its first concert of the year with this francophone celebration.  You will have the opportunity to listen to the entire Naden Band performing from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the Memorial Park Music Festival.  Following this, the SFV invites you to sing and dance along to international francophone music around a bonfire (if weather permits).

Like last year, we invite you to join us with your chairs and blankets starting 3:30 p.m. for a picnic in the park. At 5pm, the SFV will organize a few games and quizzes to test mental and physical agility for both parents and children 5 years and up, with prizes for participants.  Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes as you will need to MOVE!

Invite your anglophone, francophile or francophone neighbours, friends, and family, to come and celebrate with us!

We look forward to seeing all of you !

- The SFV Team

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