To honour their francophone heritage local schools and francophone clubs will be celebrating on Friday, Sept. 23.


Students from Ecole Secodaire L’Heritage, Ecole Secondaire La Citadelle and Ecole Rose des Vents will be marching to the Cornwall Justice Building where they, along with dignitaries, and members of the general public will raise the francophone flag to commemorate the day of festivities.


“It’s the day we celebrate the flag of the Franco-Ontariens,” said L’Heritage principal Eric Genier. “It’s in conjunction with French Week as well.”
It's a great opportunity for kids to experience French culture.

The Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario has been offering local anglophone students the opportunity to immerse themselves in French language and culture through their Camp d'immersion culturelle at ecole l'Heritage this July.

"We started last year as a pilot project in two of our schools," said camp organizer Katia Dupond. "We held a camp in one of our schools in Ottawa and one in Trenton."

Dupond said she wanted to expand the project to include more regional areas and made the decision to include Cornwall
After three years as an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school, Rose des Vents is thrilled to be fully accredited by the renowed program that stretches across close to 150 countries.
It might have been over a hundred years in the making, but the Ontario government has finally apologized for Regulation 17.

Regulation 17 was designed to limit the teaching in the French language in Ontario schools. A small group of Green Valley residents took exception to the regulation and started the fight to end the unfairness.

"Before 1912 there was a school here called the bilingual school because it had about one-third Scottish children and two-thirds French children," said Yvon Menard, whose grandfather Jean-Babtiste Menard, along with Mederic Poirier and Emery Ouimet, led the b
C’est devant des échiquiers que pratiquent les membres de l’équipe d’échecs de l’École secondaire publique L’Héritage. L’enseignant responsable du club et entraîneur est nul autre que Larbi Nait-Chabane, lui-même amoureux du jeu.

« J’ai joué aux échecs lorsque j’étais à l’école ainsi que lorsque je fréquentais l’université en France, a-t-il expliqué. Éric Génier (directeur de l’école) m’a approché et a proposé que l’on crée un club d’échecs à l’école. »

Ce même club accueille maintenant plus d’une dizaine de membres. « La plupart des élèves qui ont joint le club ne savaient pas comment
After three years as an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school, Rose des Vents is thrilled to be fully accredited by the renowned program that stretches across close to 150 countries.

And it's a perfect pairing with Ecole Secondaire L'Heritage, which was fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Program in the spring of 2013.
A local principal who has dedicated his life to teaching is being honoured as an outstanding principal.

Ecole Rose des Vents' Marc Hurtubise was named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals by The Learning Partnership.

"I was very surprised," said Hurtubise on Monday. Hurtubise was raised in Alexandria and has been a principal at Rose des Vents for 10 years.