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I just wanted to let you know about an exciting extra-curricular event we have coming up for Basic French and French Immersion students in Grades 6-12. On April 5, 6 and 7, 2013, Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba will be holding Festival Jeune artiste du Manitoba (Festival JAM); this is the first singing competition of its kind in Manitoba that’s open to FSL students.
The event will be run as a Manitoban Idol en français event with general auditions being held Friday, April 5 at l’Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), semi-finals taking place Saturday, April 6 at USB and the live finals will be held the late afternoon/evening of Sunday, April 7. It is completely free for students to either register to participate or even come out and watch the live finals on April 7! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come take part on April 7. There are cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; $1000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place and $250 for 3rd place. The 1st place winner will also have the opportunity to professionally record their song. If you want to see what Festival JAM was all about in March 2010, you can check out the pictures here or you can watch the video of Carly Berthon, 1st place winner from JAM 2010 here.
We are currently accepting registrations until March 25, 2013. If you have students who would be interested in participating, registration forms can be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 204-222-8180 or by mail to:
Canadian Parents for French – Manitoba
101-475 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R2J 4A7
If your students need help finding a song to sing in French, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to provide you with a starter list of songs. Also, if you have any questions or you’d like more information, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone at 204-997-3736. I’ve attached a copy of the promotional poster as well as rules and a registration form.
Project and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Parents for French – MB
101 – 475 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R2J 4A7