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May 17, 2023


Holland College and Collège de l’île


This year, the Charlottetown Local Forum of French for the Future returns in person at Holland College on May 17th, 2023. The Local Forum will host nearly 300 high school students from grades 9 to 12 from various English and French schools throughout Prince Edward Island.

During this fully French-language day, students will participate in interactive and fun workshops. Through these entertaining and educational sessions, students will connect with young people from the other linguistic community. Together, they will discover various components of Francophone and Acadian culture.

This unique opportunity is one that you don’t want to miss. Sign up now and be ready for some exciting fun French activities.


8:45 AMRegistration and Kiosks
9:30 AMOpening ceremonyGymnasium
9:45 AMConferenceGymnasium
10:15 AMWorkshop 1Varies
11:10 AMWorkshop 2Varies
11:55 AMLunch and kiosksCafeteria
1:30 PMPlenary (TBD)Gymnasium
2:00 PMClosing ceremonyGymnasium

Charlottetown Local Forum Coordinator

For any question or to register, contact Wanzor at : Wanzor@synergiefr.ca



Originally from Quebec, Mathieu Gingras obtained his undergraduate degree in history/geography from l’Université de Moncton. Passionate about the richness of cultures in Canada, he did a master’s degree in public administration at the same university and became its director of student development and recruitment.



Jonathan Arsenault is a modern day clown. on first glance yu may wonder how people can take his music seriously… until you hear him play.

He started playing the violin but developed a love for acoustic guitar and any other instrument he comes across. 

His performances recall the musical improvisations of evenings among friends. He will make you laugh, but also cry with his traditional, classic rock and country songs. He always finds a style to please everyone.

Louise Arsenault has had a long career among the band Barachois, Les girls and Gadelle. With the band Barachois, she performed in 15 countries. She also plays with her son, Jonathan Arsenault. She still currently plays with the group Gadelle and she is part of a summer theatre troupe during July and August at the musical village at Abram village, on Prince Edward Island.

Traditional music has always been in Louise Arsenault’s family. Her father also played the violin. It all started when she was 7 years old. Today, the tradition continues with her children. There’s nothing like music!  They say it’s like a good medicine!!


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