Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon students will celebrate the provincial Franco-Ontarian Day along with staff and parents in their school on Monday, September 25. They will take part in a multitude of dynamic activities in their schools and communities planned to honour the strength of their francophone community. The following is a list of activities hosted by CSC Nouvelon schools in the Algoma district.
Grade 9 to 12 students from École secondaire catholique La Renaissance (Espanola) will travel to ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River) to celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will take part in a flag-raising ceremony, a scavenger hunt and will be offered a barbecue lunch. Musical entertainment will be provided by ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord students and Mr. Rodney Meilleur, cultural activities lead at the CSC Nouvelon.
Students from École Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau) will take part in a parade through the streets of Chapleau at 1:30 p.m., before joining the Francophone community at City Hall at 2 p.m. for a flag-raising ceremony.
Students from École St-Antoine (Noëlville) will walk to the Noëlville Municipal Office from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to help take part in the flag-raising ceremony. The students will also dance to the song “Mon beau drapeau.” École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford) will celebrate the day, starting at 9:15 a.m., with a variety of pride activities for Kindergarten to grade 3 students, including a rallying cry, singing the songs “Notre Place” and “Mon beau drapeau,” and taking part in the Défi Franco. Afterwards, the school community will participate in the raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag.
At École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste. Marie), elementary students and school staff will go to City Hall at 11 a.m. and then to Clergue Park at 11:30 a.m. to take part in activities organized by the Centre francophone de Sault-Ste-Marie. They will take part in the flag-raising ceremony and enjoy musical presentations. In the morning, secondary school students will take part in a flag-raising ceremony followed by Francophone identity-building activities at school.