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!

In the last 35 years over 1 million Canadian students have experienced Les Bûcherons’ lively, interactive and FUN presentations that showcase their love and appreciation for Canadian History, French Canadian Culture and the environment.

Through participatory, hands-on performances, your students experience chapters of Canadian history dating back to 1534. They will feel as if they’ve magically stepped back in time! Through music, stories, dances, props, workshops and audience participation your students will journey “in a canoe” across French Canadian history and culture.

There are a lot of educational benefits to having Gilbert Parent, Le Bûcheron be of service at your school. We encourage students to understand the traditions and cultural diversity that render Canada a truly unique country, and help to build the children’s awareness and appreciation for Canadian culture, music, folklore and values. In addition, students’ self-esteem is built up as performers, public speakers, artists, dancers and musicians just to name a few.

These are proven methods of drawing children into the experience.

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

Sharing Canadian History and traditional French Canadian Culture using Songs, Stories, and Dances since 1982

Traditional Songs


Student Level

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 – 1
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 revolutionizing your classroom culture TODAY!

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