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More FrancoFun! Hockey Morning and Sugar Shack

  • Saturday, March 19 at 12:00 p.m.

  • Free Admission

  • On-Site • 54 W. Chicago Ave.

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Family Fun for all ages!

Kids stories & activities in French and English in the morning; conversations with auteurs en français in the afternoon; plus the only used and new French book sale and the only true Sugar Shack in Chicago! All day long, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Le Sugar Shack / La Cabane à sucre, in the courtyard. Quebec maple taffy served on snow! Sweet! Génial!

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please join us for a bilingual English/French reading of the beloved Canadian children’s story The Hockey Sweater / Le chandail de hockey by Roch Carrier with Canadian born-and-bred former NBS News national correspondent Kevin Tibbles and Martin Dionne, Public Affairs attaché for the Quebec Government Office in Chicago.

Afterwards, kids will have an opportunity to design their ideal hockey sweater on paper and maybe try out a slap shot outside. For a sweet ending, sample some maple taffy made to order on some snow – a special treat of the season!

10:00 a.m.: Café and croissants, Book Fair opens.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Storytelling In French and English: The Hockey Sweater / Le chandail de hockey by Roch Carrier. Followed by “Color your Sweater” activity.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Conversations avec les auteurs en français. More information here!

What is la Francophonie?

La Francophonie is a concept which was born of an understanding and appreciation of the fact that the French language is spoken by 300 million people across 5 continents. It is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting democracy, human rights and peace.

The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) is the entity which embodies the values of la Francophonie, seeking to promote the French language, francophone culture, as well as developing economic cooperations among its 88 member states and governments.

The Alliance Française de Chicago shares this mission; as a French-speaking organisation, we seek to engage as many individuals as possible with the French language and cultures of francophone nations.

La Francophonie est née de la compréhension et de l’appréciation du fait que la langue française est parlée par 300 millions de personnes sur les 5 continents. C’est une célébration de la diversité linguistique et culturelle, qui fait la promotion de la démocratie, des droits de l’homme et de la paix.

L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) est l’entité qui incarne les valeurs de la Francophonie, cherchant à promouvoir la langue française, la culture francophone, ainsi qu’à développer les coopérations économiques entre ses 88 États et gouvernements membres.

L’Alliance française de Chicago partage cette mission ; en tant qu’organisation francophone, nous cherchons à faire participer le plus grand nombre possible de personnes à la langue française et aux cultures des nations francophones.

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