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February 21st, 2024


University of Ottawa.  

Come and celebrate La Francophonie by participating in the 2024 edition of the Local Forum organized by French for the future! This year the Local Forum will take place on the main campus of the University of Ottawa, at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) on February 21st, from 9h to 14h!

On the occasion of the Local Forum you will be able to participate in a full day of activities in French, with a series of workshops, a kiosk forum and other entertainment. Don’t miss the opportunity to create friendships with 200 other students from grades 9th to 12th and encourage La Francophonie in Canada, all of it while having fun with the activities of the Forum.


8:30amStudents Arrival
9:00amOpening ceremony
9:15amGuest Speaker
9:55amWorkshop 1
12:45pmCultural Activity
1:45pmClosing Ceremony
2:00pmStudents leave

Your Ottawa Local Forum Coordinator

Miguel Perez.

For any questions about the Ottawa Local Forum, please contact him at ottawa@francais-avenir.org



Bilingual actress, host, columnist and author, Amélie has stood out on the cultural and media scene for many years. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Acting from Ottawa University since 2022 and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Theatre, research/creation. We can see her on stage in Membrane by Chi Ta-wei (Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins) and in Manipuler avec soin by Carolanne Foucher (Théâtre de l’île) and n screenn, in Padre (Unis TV) and Eaux turbulentes 2 (Tou.tv/ARTV). She holds a lead role in the series El Toro and is part of the cast of Cirkus, a new youth TV series, both of which are on CBC.



Hughie Batherson is a comedian and public speaker from Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. He started learning French at the age of 19, and since then has immersed himself in acadian francophony in the Maritimes. His anecdotes have the perspective of an anglophone working and living in a francophone millieu and relate the confusion that result from lingusitic barriers. He performed his first standup routine during ‘’Juste pour rire en Acadie’’ and won the chance to perform in front of 700 people at the comedy Festival Hubcap in Moncton. He was then invited to take part in a national “Just For Laughs” tour as part of the Rendez-vous de la francophonie, and since, takes part in several comedy shows throughout Canada. 



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