Local students to take part in a number of activities for annual Provincial French Pride Week

Celebrations will be taking place throughout the week to mark Provincial French Pride Week.

Students from the province's 94 Francophone schools will celebrate their pride in the French language as well as their commitment to their culture.

Francophone schools in North-Eastern New Brunswick have a variety of language-centred activities planned for each day this week:

  • Campbellton's Apollo 11 school will have French music played in its hallways all week.
  • Students at Academie Notre-Dame in Dalhousie will be served an Acadian dinner on Tuesday, March 21st.
  • On Tuesday, students at Cite de l'Amitie in Bathurst will hear a presentation by Acadian author Louys Pitre;
  • Trivia in the form of "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" will take place at ESN in Bathurst on Wednesday, March 22nd;
  • On Thursday, March 23rd, students at Francois-Xavier Daigle school in Allardville will offer French-language karaoke to students on their lunch break.
  • Students at the Carrefour Etudiant school in Beresford will dress in the colours of the Acadian flag on Friday, March 24th.

Education Minister and Bathurst-West-Beresford MLA Brian Kenny says students and staff prove every day that French pride is still very much alive and well.

This year's slogan, chosen by students at Ecole Le Sommet in Moncton, is "let's celebrate our Francophonie, elsewhere and here, in Acadie".

It's New Brunswick's 28th Provincial French Pride Week which runs March 20th to 24th.