CULTURAL LINK (MOBILE LIBRARY)
Our French library is amazing, and we travel throughout our region at least every six to eight weeks with books, interactive games and DVDs (two or three times per year to Haida Gwaii). Local French Immersion and Francophone schools can also request certain titles, just email us firstname.lastname@example.org any queries you might have! ** Please note that during winter, our posted dates can change due to bad weather (and bad highways). **
FEBRUARY: Wednesday, February 8, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Hazelton, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 9, Kildala Elementary, Kitimat, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 23, Mountainview Elementary, Terrace, 12:15 - 12:45, and then Kildala Elementary, Kitimat 3 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, Kitimat Public Library, Kitimat (community event), 2 p.m.
MARCH: Thursday, March 2, Smithers (location TBA), community event, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, Muheim Elementary, Smithers, 12:15 - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Hudson Bay Mountain (Smithers), noon to 5 p.m. (Community event). Friday, March 17, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Hazelton, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. AND THEN, Misty Rivers Co-op, New Hazelton, 3:30 p.m. (community event). Saturday, March 18, Terrace Art Gallery, 1 p.m. (community event).
SERVICES FOR NEW FRANCOPHONES TO OUR REGION (INCLUDING IMMIGRANTS)
In partnership with Hecate Strait Economic Development Society, AFFNO offers support (including translation, helping find services, support, etc.) for new Francophones (Canadians but also immigrants) in our region. We do it in person in Prince Rupert, or via correspondence. Call AFFNO 250-627-1313, or Hecate Strait 250-624-9498 for more info.
Throughout our region, we offer from time to time, in partnership with Canadian Parents for French (CPF), French classes. Dates of these classes are always published in our newsletters, or on the CPF Facebook pages. Also, we currently offer a Coffee Club in French in Prince Rupert every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.
In partnership with North Coast Immigration and Multicultural Services Society (Prince Rupert) and Skeena Diversity (Terrace), we do our best to combine efforts with other cultures that exist in the northwest. For example, we participate at the Multicultural Fair (Prince Rupert) every November.
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
We work hard alongside CPF, parents, and teachers to ensure that French Immersion (or in some cases, French as a second language) continues to receive the support in our northwestern schools. For example, if a School District decides it wants to cut French from its curriculum, we will be there to fight against it. And same thing if they wish to add French Immersion; we will be there to offer support.
ORGANISATION OF CULTURAL EVENTS
AFFNO, with the aid and support of our partners, celebrate the following cultural events throughout our region : SUGAR SHACK FESTIVAL in January (Prince Rupert); FRANCO-FUN FESTIVAL in February (Kitimat); FRANCO-FUN SKI DAY in March (Smithers); LITERACY NOW in March (Prince Rupert); SAINT-JEAN BAPTISTE in June (Terrace); THE FRENCH BOOK FESTIVAL in September (Smithers); OUR MURDER MYSTERY in October (Prince Rupert); and THE MULTICULTURAL FAIR in November (Prince Rupert).
SERVICES FOR OUR FRANCOPHONE AND FRANCOPHILE MEMBERS
ALL OF THE ABOVE!