Events & activities

MARCH

Virtual Movie Night + Q&A

Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:00pm – available for 72h

Thanks to the Alliance française of Toronto, watch from your couch, for free, the documentary “Woman” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova, released in 2020.
Synopsis: The film is based on interviews with 2,000 women from 50 countries, and covers the status of women all over the world. The topics covered include forced marriages, acid attacks, motherhood, sexuality, education and professional success, between obstacles and challenges, what it means to be a woman across the globe.

Click here to register to watch the movie. And watch the trailer over here!

Meet the director on March 4th! The Alliance française of Toronto is offering a virtual Q&A with Anastasia Mikova and a part of the production team. It’s your chance to ask everything you want to know about the movie! Register here to participate in the conversation.

Book Club

Thursday, March 4th at 7:30pm – online

Enjoy reading books again, discover new novels, exchange ideas and discuss your interpretation of the book… in French!

Click here to register.

Virtual Visit: Canadian Parliament

Sunday, March 7th at 3:30pm – Facebook live

Join us on a virtual visit of the Parliament in Ottawa! We will explore the corridors, Senate, Assembly and library of the building, recreated in animation, with guided comments on how the elected members work and how laws are voted! This visit will last about 20 minutes and is offered in French on the same day at 3pm.

Find our Facebook live here on Sunday March 7th, at 3:30pm!

Women’s Day

Monday, March 8th – online

March 8th is a day to fight against gender inequalities and sexism! To celebrate, we will share a Woman-based playlist on Spotify (Alliance française Edmonton) and highlight woman-owned businesses in Edmonton!

The Alliance française of Calgary is inviting you to a round-table discussion! Join them on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm to discuss the Mobile Film Festival on Women’s Empowerment (watch the short movies here for free)!

Speak Dating

Saturday, March 13th at 2pm – online

Chat in French with francophones and French-loving people from all over Canada! Inspired by the speed-dating, this event will allow you to practice your French on one-on-one times, on top of maybe making new friends in other part of the country! Every 7 minutes, pairs change and you chat with a new person!

Click here to register!

Gabrielle Roy Spelling Contest

Thursday, March 18th at 4pm – online

Come challenge yourself and your French level with the prestigious Gabrielle Roy dictation! This year the event will be online, national and international. It is not a contest but 3 participants will be drawn to receive prizes. The goal is to have fun with the French language and highlight the French-speaking community in Manitoba.

Register here before March 17th if you want to participate!

International Francophonie Day

Saturday, March 20th

Official language for 29 countries, spoken by over 300 million people, 4th language used on the internet, second language most taught in the world… French is from France, but Francophonie is more than that. It’s about all the French-speaking peoples and communities across the globe, about a sense of fraternity and democracy that we all share.

French Film Festival

Starting on Saturday, March 20th, 2021, online, with the Metro Cinema.

4 movies will be presented: “La Belle Époque” (Nicolas Bedos, 2019), “Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down)” (Louise Archambault, 2019), “L’État Sauvage” (David Perrault, 2019) and “Un peuple et son roi (One Nation, One King)” (Pierre Schoeller, 2018).

Details to come soon!

General Assembly

Thursday, March 25th at 6pm – online

It’s time to look back on 2020 and see what this year brought us! Join us for a virtual assembly, your votes matters for our future projects!
The assembly will be held in French but questions in English are welcome.

Register here to participate!

Virtual Escape Game

Saturday, March 27th at 3pm – online

Travel back in time to a luxurious 1920s hotel. One of the guests was robbed last night at a masquerade ball.  You must investigate the crime scene, talk to witnesses and accuse a suspect in this game.
This activity was originally designed by the Saint-Albert Public Library and is made for Francophone children (7 to 14 years old) and their families.

Register here to participate!