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One Day – French Canadian Immersion Day

During this ONE DAY Program your students will experience a variety of workshops and they will meet a real Voyageur and help him get ready for a great adventure! Let’s paddle together into the great Canadian wilderness in a birch bark canoe and trade furs with a native elder. Learn about outdoor survival and discover how maple sugar was found.  Head back the fort for a “Rendez Vous” to take part in some traditional festivities.  This is where you learn to play the spoons, wooden dancing men, line dancing and square dancing. Everyone takes part in this great celebration of life.  Les Bucherons create a memorable experience that shares Canadian history and French Canadian culture.

 

 

Schedule of your French Canadian Immersion Day

7 x 30 min workshops groups of 50 students
Final concert for with students participation – Parents and friends are welcome
Avant Que J’oublie (Before I forget) Smart board online program access

 

8:30 – 9:00 Circle Dance J’entends le Moulin Grade K
9:00 – 9:30 Simple Dance J’ai Perdu le do Grades K – 2
9:30 – 10:00 Line Dance En Roulant ma Boule Grades 2 – 5
RECESS      
10:15 – 10:45 Square Dance Festin de campagne Grades 4 – 12
10:45 – 11:15 Round Dance Auprès de ma blonde Grades 5 – 12
11:15 – 11:45 Line Dance La destinée La Rose au Bois Grades 7 – 12
LUNCH  
1:00 – 1:30 – Round Dance Auprès de ma blonde Grades 6 – 12
2:00 – 3:00 Final Concert Stories of Canada All students

 

This one day program will create magical moments that all your students will keep in memory forever!!

 

contact information

51552, RR 212A, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8G 1B1 info@lesbucherons.com        www.lesbucherons.com Ph. 780-922-6000          Fax: 780-922-6095   It will our team members’ pleasure to return your phone call or email within 24 hours.   MAP of Cabine soleil        WEB LINK TO FACEBOOK             

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A ONE DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM – RENDEZ-VOUS

In 2006 we launched our one day residency program, and it was so successful that we want to share some specific details about the ultimate experience. How to describe this special day with Les Bucherons? Magic! They made a footprint in our school culture where French Immersion students, along with English students, discovered the excitement …

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Complete immersion – 2 to 5 Day Residency with Gilbert Le Bûcherons

The Artists in Residency Program is a dynamic educational and self-discovery experience including: Kindergarden – Sur le pont (dance/play) Grade 1/2 – J’entend Le Moulin (Song, Dance and Spoons) Grade 1/2 – J’ai perdu le dos (Song, Dance and Spoons) Grade 2 – A St Malo (Song Dance and Spoons) Grade 2 – The Logdriver’s …

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SUGAR SHACK – CABANE A SUCRE

A traditional winter activity that’s sure to delight young and old alike! A taste of Maple Sugar on snow, accompanied by some entertainment and traditional music.    

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SUR LE PONT SIMPLE DANCE – KINDERGARDEN

                Sur Le Pont D’Avignon (or “On the Bridge of Avignon”) is a song and dance inspired by the legend and history of the St. Benezet Bridge on the Rhone River. Originally built in the 12th century to show the division between France and the Holy Roman Empire, …

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V’LA L’BON VENT – SPOONS WORKSHOP

A truly musical workshop: learn how to use the wooden spoons – handcrafted by Les Bucherons – and various rhythms. Participants may optionally purchase a set of spoons. Back in the day, before there were televisions and computers, people would gather in the evenings and weekends.  SInging songs, dancing dances and participating was a normal …

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BONHOMME, BONHOMME – DANCING MAN WORKSHOP

  Learn to assemble a traditional, French-Canadian, wooden dancing man. Once assembled, learn how to use the dancing man as a percussive instrument. Participants may optionally purchase a dancing man. Bonhomme Medley (Track 2) This lively French-Canadian song is a favorite of Les Bûcherons, it is often performed with the wooden dancing men, where we …

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RED RIVER JIG DANCE

An introduction to the Medicine Wheel. The most famous Métis dance is the Red River Jig or as it is known in Michif, “oayache mannin”. The accompanying fiddle tune is considered an unofficial Métis anthem. The tune was very popular in the mid 1800s and was known from Alaska to James Bay. The dance is …

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MON ‘TI BONHOMME LINE DANCE

This workshop teaches basic jigging steps and will help develop coordination and agility. Learn and appreciate traditional, French-Canadian step-dancing.           Combien de fois vous avez assisté à un mariage ou une réunion familiale et que sur la piste de danse une danse en ligne prenait forme et que vous ne saviez …

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AUPRES DE MA BLONDE ROUND DANCE

Round Dance Description This is one of the more complicated dances, but very effective in getting a whole class resonating together as a unit. It also involves call and response singing in French     Objective The overall objective in this workshop is to get everybody up and dancing in one big circle as soon …

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The Great Canadian Square Dance

  The Great Canadian Square Dance History – Swing your partner and do-si-do Square dances were first documented in 17th-century in England, but were also quite common in France. The square dance came to North America with the European settlers that brought both, folk and popular dance traditions with them. Over on the continent, meanwhile, 18th-century French couples were arranging themselves in …

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NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE WORKSHOP

Native American Flutes Workshop          Description This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to bring the culture and tradition of  the  First Nations into your  workshop.  While taking part in an assembly procedure, drilling holes, gluing pieces, fastening strapping, students bond with their instrument and are ready to learn some basic musical technique and theory that …

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SESSIONS FOR TEACHERS AND CONVENTIONS

1. “The Great Canadian Square Dance” 2. “Joie de Vivre”- Spoons and French Folk song 3. “Bonhomme Bonhomme” – Wooden dancing men assembly 4. “Sais tu danser?” round dances & line dances 5.   Native American Flutes (NAF) 6. “Children of the Fur trade” – Story and Play 7. “The Relay race across Canada”- from Jacques Cartier to David Thompson 8. …

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