September 20, 2022

While the provincial Franco-Ontarian Day will be observed on Sunday, September 25, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon students will celebrate this day along with staff and parents in their school on Thursday, September 22, or on Monday, September 26. They will be able take part in a multitude of 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. Members of the media are invited to attend.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

École Alliance St-Joseph (3634 Errington Ave., Chelmsford) will celebrate this day on Thursday, September 22, by hosting a variety of pride activities for students including a flag raising ceremony, a mini tintamarre (animated march) which will allow students to make noise while holding flags, a candy contest, the unveiling of the « Moi, j’parle français » (Me, I speak French) contest and a flash activity. 

Collège Notre-Dame (100 Lévis St., Sudbury) will mark Franco-Ontarian Day on Thursday, September 22. From 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will gather in the gymnasium to take part in activities organized by the Student Parliament. Afterwards, students will be treated to a French-language musical performance featuring CND’s Bistro and Franco-Ontarian artist Stef Paquette. 

On Thursday, September 22, students from École St-Joseph (100 Bruyère St., Sudbury) will wear green and white coloured clothing and participate in various activities, including the creation of a collective Franco-Ontarian flag. 

At École St-Pierre (2115 Rita St., Sudbury), students will take part in a sweater design contest on Thursday, September 22. Dressed in green and white or a Franco-Ontarian sweater, students will sing the songs “Notre Place,” “Mon beau drapeau” and “Personne ne pourra m’arrêter.” In the afternoon, they will assemble for a rally featuring fun Francophone pride activities.

Monday, September 26, 2022 

At École Notre-Dame-du-Sault School (600 North St., Sault Ste. Marie), students and school staff will participate in several activities on Monday, September 26. At 9:15 a.m., elementary students will participate in a flag raising ceremony, while secondary students will proceed with their flag raising at 12:15 p.m. Activities organized by the Student Parliament will follow. 

The students and staff at École catholique Félix-Ricard (691 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury) will participate in a rally, which will include a flag raising ceremony, on Monday, September 26 at 1:35 p.m.  

Upon their arrival at École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur (261 Notre-Dame Ave., Sudbury), students will be greeted with Franco-Ontarian music, receive their Franco tattoo and participate in pride-building activities. Having had the opportunity to enjoy a cupcake in the form of a frog during lunch, students will afterwards gather in the gymnasium for music and presentations. 

Earlier this week, École St-Paul (185 6th Avenue, Lively) launched activities featuring this celebration. During the week, students were able to create a flag for each class, sing “Notre Place” and answer questions from Captain Franco. On Monday, September 26, at 10:20 a.m., students and staff, dressed in green and white, will take part in a flag raising ceremony, share their shouts, unveil their class flags and share their songs. In addition to a green-and-white themed snack, students will be treated to a Franco bingo.


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Le Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon offre une éducation catholique de langue française reconnue pour son excellence. Avec près de 6 100 élèves répartis dans un réseau de 27 écoles élémentaires, une école virtuelle et 10 écoles secondaires, le CSC Nouvelon offre un milieu propice à l’apprentissage et un programme éducatif de qualité, de la petite enfance à l’âge adulte.

Info :
Paul de la Riva                                                                            
Directeur des communications et des relations externes
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, poste 254
705-677-8195 (cellulaire)