Kids’ voices shouted “Joie de vivre” in excitement on Thursday.
Mayor Deb Higgins raised the francophone flag at Ecole Ducharme on Thursday in front of French immersion students to mark March 8 to 24 as Rendez-vous de la Francophonie for 2013 as declared by the provincial government.
“We work in French all day long, but it gives us two weeks to jam pack everything and really celebrate it and be a little more visible,” said Stephanie Gaudet, Grade 1 and 2 teacher at Ecole Ducharme. “It gives us a chance to try different projects like the Sugar Shack and just to show that we’re proud of our heritage.”
Grade 5 and Grade 6 students from Palliser Heights Elementary School and Ecole St. Margaret as well as kindergarten to Grade 6 students from Ecole Ducharme participated in the event.
“It was just an occasion to get all of our French speaking elementary students together so that they could see that other people in Moose Jaw also spoke French,” said Gaudet. “We do more activities in class. We do activities and crafts and various things with being a francophone, lots of green, red and yellow.”
For more information see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.