Friday, November 13, 2015

CIES attends Rouleauville - Calgary’s French Connection

Rouleauville - Calgary’s French Connection is a fascinating presentation created by Ken LaPointe, local history researcher and primary English language educator of Calgary's Francophone history and heritage; a significant part of Canada's little-known history. CIES attended yesterday's very special event, presented by Le Bureau de Visibilit√© de Calgary (BVC), and hosted by The Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence in Calgary.

Those in attendance included recently elected Calgary Skyview Liberal MP Darshan Kang, Alberta Finance Minster and Calgary Fort MLA Joe Ceci, Ward 8 city councillor Evan Woolley, and all was recorded live by Shaw TV Calgary for future broadcast during Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) 2016, an initiative of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. The event was planned and coordinated by Shaw TV and Hello-Bonjour Alberta Access Producer and Calgary super volunteer Suzanne de Courville Nicol.

This special event (presented in English) entertained and informed all in attendance. The exciting visual journey led the audience through historic events to modern times celebrating Calgary’s Francophone roots and heritage. CIES was privileged to attend and sends out a special thanks to Suzanne for all her hard work and dedication, not only in making this event possible, but in her efforts to promote and improve the community of Calgary. For more pics of the event CLICK HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Ken La Pointe did an outstanding presentation.