French for the Future

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The Bibliothèque National du Québec was the site of the 2008 French for the Future Montreal Conference, aimed at promoting bilingualism amongst Canadian youth. Representing the EMSB were students from John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel, Westmount High , LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent and Royal Vale in N.D.G. Students from theLester B.Pearson School Board, the New Frontiers School Board and a school in Gatineau were also on hand. Michel Godbout, a francophone anchoring the English CBC News at Six, gave opening remarks. There were a variety of interesting activities and speakers throughout the day.