La tournée
bonjour my friend! tour

Touching the heart of a great country

From April 15 to June 21

La tournée bonjour my friend! tour is taking our linguistic duality ambassadors across Canada. At each destination, they are meeting with students, professionals, public servants and community groups. Each event includes a discussion where audience members are encouraged to share their own views on linguistic duality, as we look to the future of our country together.

Complete itinenary (subject to minor changes):

April 15-16
Victoria, B.C.
April 17
Vancouver, B.C.
April 19
Kamloops, B.C.
April 22
Calgary, Alta.
April 24
Edmonton, Alta
April 26-27
Saskatoon, Sask.
April 29-30 – May 1
Regina, Sask.
May 2 and 7
Winnipeg, Man.
May 10
Thunder Bay, Ont.
May 13
Sudbury, Ont.
May 14
North Bay, Ont.
May 16-18
Toronto, Ont.
May 22-24
Montréal, Que.
May 26-27
Ottawa, Ont.
May 29
Québec, Que.
June 13-14
Moncton, N.B.
June 15-16
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
June 17-18
Halifax, N.S.
June 19
Sydney, N.S.
June 21
St. John’s, N.L.

Explore our
virtual gallery!

Even if you are unable to attend la tournée bonjour my friend! tour, you can get involved in the project by exploring our virtual gallery and sharing content that speaks to you. With videos, testimonies, travel diaries and special moments lived backstage and on the road, the gallery gives you an inside look at a unique journey of discovery. New content is added regularly, so make sure to visit often!

Please use this email address to submit video, testimonies or comments : info@bonjourmyfriend.ca


Barry from North Bay

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Bonny from North Bay

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Sharren from Toronto

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Mark from Toronto

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Geneviève from Toronto

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Warren from Toronto

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Steven from Toronto

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Stephany from Winnipeg

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Mark from Winnipeg

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Xiaoli from Winnipeg

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Mark from Thunder Bay

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Lee-Anne from Thunderbay

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Brigitte from Sudbury

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Steven from Sudbury

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Morgan from Sudbury

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Patrick from Sudbury

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Jason from Sudbury

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Testimonials from Victor Brodeur school students

Presentation on April 16, 2019

Testimonials from Stelly’s school students

Stelly's secondary school on April 16, 2019

Little road problem .. it goes?

May 10, 2019

Presentation at St-Ignatius High School

May 10, 2019

Now in Ontario!

May 8, 2019 - On the road to Thunder Bay

Ready for the interview!

May 7, 2019

Yaya from Winnipeg

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Elena de Winnipeg

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Marie-Josée from Winnipeg

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Derrick from Winnipeg

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Leanne from Winnipeg

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Kelly from Winnipeg

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Rachel from Winnipeg

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Yan from Winnipeg

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Discussion at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

With employees from the Translation Bureau and the Museum Administration

Bonjour Winnipeg!

Before a presentation at the Museum!

Vox pop time at the Festival Théâtre Jeunesse

May 7, 2019

Where are the ambassadors now?

Mai 7, 2019

The ambassadors and their VR!

Official banner bonjour my friend!

Thanks to our major partners

During the presentation at La Cité universitaire francophone

April 29, 2019

The group from our presentation at Central Collegiate Institute

April 30, 2019

Typical caravan evening in Calgary

April 22, 2019

Shaunpal interviewed at CBC Saskatoon

26 avril 2019

On the way to Kamloops!

April 19, 2019

Nice visit to Simon Fraser University

April 17, 2019

Filming on the streets of Vancouver

April 17, 2019

Arrived in Vancouver

April 16, 2019

First day in Winnipeg!

May 2, 2019

Laura is at home!

May 2, 2019

Students from Central Collegiate Institute

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Students from Central Collegiate Institute

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Reg from Regina

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Steven from Regina

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Abiha from Regina

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Elena from Regina

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Van from Regina

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Annette from Regina

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Paul from Regina

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Nick from Regina

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Michelle from Regina

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Kristen from Regina

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Kathleen from Regina

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Presentation to Palliser Hights School, Moose Jaw

April 30, 2019

In front of the First Nations University of Canada

After a presentation on April 29 2019

Just before their interview at CBC Saskatoon

April 26, 2019

Stephanie from Saskatoon

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Shawn from Saskatoon

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Maria from Saskatoon

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Marcel from Saskatoon

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Kennedy from Saskatoon

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James from Saskatoon

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David from Saskatoon

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Catherine from Saskatoon

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Blesia from Saskatoon

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Anne-Lise from Saskatoon

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In front of the First Nations University of Canada

Before a presentation to the University on April 29, 2019

Visit to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon

With Honey on April 27, 2019

Interview with CBC Saskatchewan

April 26, 2019

Louis Charles from Edmonton

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Etienne from Regina

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Mona from Regina

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Marie-France from Regina

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Marie-Ève from Regina

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On the road to Saskatoon

April 25

Luc from Edmonton

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Hayes from Edmonton

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Improvised discussion in Edmonton

Always ready to talk with people about linguistic duality!

Daniel from Edmonton

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Rodney from Edmonton

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Colin from Edmonton

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Emmanuel from Edmonton

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Nicolas from Edmonton

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Ready for presentation in Edmonton

April 24, 2019

Arrived in Edmonton

April 23, 2019

In interview with Radio Cité

Community radio in Edmonton

Presentation to La Cité Francophone

More than 40 people on site to listen and talk with the ambassadors.

Arrived at La Cité Francophone

April 24, Edmonton

Presentation to the Calgary City Hall

Thanks to Jyoti Gondek and Suzanne de Courville Nicol for your nice welcome!

Jane from Calgary, AB

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Suzanne from Calgary, AB

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Mehdi from Calgary, AB

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Quin from Fort Langley, BC

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Johanne from Vancouver, BC

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What’s the tournée bonjour my friend tour ?

Laura Lussier in Banff

April 21, 2019

On the road to Banff

April 20, 2019

Words from Fort Langley

April 19, 2019

Arrived in Banff!

April 20, 2019

Visit to Fort Langley

April 18, 2019

Visit to the Victor-Brodeur School

April 16: Nearly 150 students from Victor-Brodeur School in Victoria, BC

Interview on the Phare Ouest show, radio of Radio-Canada

The ambassadors met Marie Villeneuve for an interview in Vancouver!

Presentation at Stelly’s Secondary School

More than 60 students in Grade 10 and 11 in French Immersion!

Presentation at Victor-Brodeur School

April 16 - Victoria, BC

Visit to the Royal Canadian Navy

Thank you to our new friends Cendra and Patrick Beaton!

Visit to the Royal Canadian Navy

Laura enters the submarine!

Visit to the Royal Canadian Navy

Shaunpal enters the submarine!

Visit to the Royal Canadian Navy

April 15, Victoria, BC

Partners and collaborators of the tournée bonjourmyfriend tour!

During the press conference in Victoria.

Before the Press Conference!

Naheed Nenshi

Mayor of Calgary

Ross Nichols

Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell

CM, AOE, LLD, Lt Governor of Alberta

Honourable Ricardo Miranda

Minister of Culture and Tourism, responsible for the Francophone Secretariat

Stephanie Kusie

David Kahn

Reg Jacklin

Suzanne de Courville Nicol

John Campbell

Beth Barberri

Expression

Dualogue

Linguistic Duality

The tournée bonjour my friend! tour

Meet the ambassadors of the La tournée bonjour my friend! tour

Laura Lussier

Born and raised in Winnipeg, a city she still calls home, Laura Lussier is a Franco-Manitoban actor, producer, director, TV personality, writer and success coach. She proudly works, lives and creates in both official languages.


Shaunpal Jandu

A first-generation Canadian, Shaunpal Jandu is a trilingual consultant and graphic designer. He has had a profound love of language and communication since he was young. He has worked extensively with the federal government, in the private sector, and with the pan-Canadian organization Canadian Parents for French.

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Collaborators

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