About Us

Gilbert Parent, Le Bûcheron (Lumberjack)

…is a  creative artist, using music, dancing, singing, Canadian culture, history, story telling and folklore to educate and inspire students Canada-wide!

Sharing Canadian History and traditional French Canadian Culture using Song, Stories, and Dance since 1982

Over the last 35 years, more than 1 million Canadian students have experienced Les Bûcherons’  lively, interactive and FUN presentations that showcase an appreciation for Canadian History and French Canadian Culture. 

Feel as if you’ve magically stepped back in time!

Through participatory, hands-on performances, your students experience chapters of Canadian history dating back to 1534. 

Music, stories, dances, props, workshops and audience participation bring Canada’s history to life! Your students will journey “in a canoe” across French Canadian history and culture.

Experience the educational benefits of having your students participate in our programs. We encourage students to understand the traditions and cultural diversity that render Canada a truly unique country.

We help to build students’ awareness and appreciation for Canadian culture, music, folklore and values. Gilbert Parent is passionate about French-Canadian culture and his love is contagious! 







These are proven methods of deepening student learning through experience.

We strive to create an inclusive culture where students and budding artists can join together in a spirit of kindness, enthusiasm, respect and a celebration of their potential differences.

A great experience for the children. They got to use French outside of their regular class activities. Singing and dancing your way through curriculum. And we can’t forget the maple syrup lollipop!

-Mme Alexandra, Grade 2 Teacher Highwood French Immersion School, Calgary, AB

Traditional Songs & Dances Brought to Life!



J’entends le Moulin K
J’ai Perdu le do Grades 1 – 2
En Roulant ma Boule Grades 3 – 4
La destinée La Rose au Bois             
Grades 4 – 12
Festin de campagne Grades 4 – 12
Auprès de ma blonde Grades 5 – 12
Belle Alouette Grise Grades 5 – 12
L’arbre est dans ses feuilles All Grades







Begin transforming your classroom TODAY!

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