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Let’s celebrate Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

From: Translation Bureau

The Language Portal of Canada is a proud partner of the 25th edition of Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), which will be held from March 1 to 31, 2023. This year's theme, “Celebrations,” is a great opportunity to showcase the Francophonie across the country and to promote Francophone culture and traditions in all their diversity. Check out the many activities on the program, and put your language knowledge to the test by taking part in the contests developed by the Language Portal of Canada!

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Tour the Francophonie contest

Test your language knowledge while discovering tourist destinations across the country with the Tour the Francophonie contest, which runs from March 1 to 31, 2023.

You may submit two entries per day: one in English and one in French. Each correct answer gives you a chance to win. To double your chances, click on the clues that lead to the Language Portal of Canada website!

Prize: You could win a trip for two anywhere in Canada. The prize includes transportation courtesy of Air Canada and $2,000 spending money.

Visit the Tour the Francophonie contest page on the RVF site to participate.

Write It Right! contest

Until March 31, 2023, participate in the Write It Right! contest by taking on the spelling challenge for elementary school students or the general public.

Spelling challenge for elementary schools

This spelling challenge is presented as a comic strip and is open to all students in Canadian elementary schools. In this year’s challenge, meet a merry band of circus animals who discover the joys of laughter.

Prize: You could win $1,000 for your school!

Visit the spelling challenge for elementary schools page on the RVF site to participate.

Spelling challenge for the general public

This spelling challenge is open to all Canadian residents. This year’s spelling challenge is about festivals celebrating the Francophonie across Canada.

Prize: You could win $1,000!

Visit the spelling challenge for the general public page on the RVF site to participate.

Chief Executive Officer’s message

Read the message from Dominic Laporte, Chief Executive Officer, Translation Bureau, Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Picture of Dominic Laporte

Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie is celebrating its 25th anniversary! A host of activities have been planned from March 1 to 31, with “Celebrations” as the theme.

Once again this year, Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Translation Bureau, via the Language Portal of Canada, is taking part in this key event for Francophones and Francophiles throughout the country. We are very proud to contribute to the festivities and to promote the different aspects of Francophone culture.

Why not follow our lead and show how proud you are by participating in the activities taking place across the country? Don’t forget to take part in the Write It Right! and Tour the Francophonie contests! You’ll have fun, meet new people and make delightful discoveries! You might even win an exciting prize!

Happy Rendez-vous de la Francophonie! And happy birthday to the RVF!

Dominic Laporte
Chief Executive Officer, Translation Bureau
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Find out about other activities taking place as part of the 2023 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie