Sir Wilfrid Laurier: Builder of Today’s Canada
You probably know him as the face printed on the $5 bill. You could say that he’s surely done great things to find himself there. You’ve often heard his name alongside a boulevard, a metro station, a shopping center and even a castle … But do we really know our first Francophone Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier?
We have found two initiatives that are celebrating Lauier.
This initiative is from Canadian Parents for French. It is also in contest form and starts October 13th and ends on November 20th. Learn about Laurier and win prizes including and IPad and gift cards from Via Rail.
The second initiative is from the the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, whose mandate is to promote and support dialogue among the Francophone and Acadian, and all other communities in Canada. The goal of the project is to bring to light, for all generations, Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s contribution to the building of Canada. This project was launched as part of the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 175th anniversary of Laurier’s birth.
To find out more about this exciting project, visit Laurier175.ca. In English or French you will find :
- A contest (November 16, 2016 to March 22, 2017) Win a trip for 2 to Ottawa with spending money!
- Animated shorts
- A comic book
- A learning activity guide