Grade 3 students at École catholique La Renaissance (Espanola) recently had the great opportunity to take part in the collaborative project “Réveillon Nouvelon: la jeunesse en action (Youth in Action)”.” They enjoyed a day enriched by French-Canadian culture as they discovered the traditional New Year’s Eve celebration.
The workshop, led by Rodney Meilleur, identity-building facilitator at CSC Nouvelon, and accompanied by musicians Jean-Guy “Chuck” Labelle and Duncan Cameron, allowed students to immerse themselves in the world of New Year’s Eve celebration and French-Canadian traditions. Among other things, they were able to learn more about Francophone holiday traditions, play wooden spoons and create their own call-answer song. This cultural and identity-building activity ended with a wonderful show during which the participating students had the pleasure of presenting their musical compositions!
This cultural and identity-building activity ended with a presentation in front of the school during which the participating students had the pleasure of sharing their original call and response song. Their creation will be part of the broadcast of the Réveillon Nouvelon on December 18.
This collaborative project was made possible thanks to the support of PassepART and Café Héritage.