A regional immigration group Reseau du Nord and the French public school board are teaming up to help grade five and students learn more about black history. Social Economic Development Agent Marie-Josee Tremblay says they hope to visit the four communities by the end of the month.
“Two schools a day so we are going to be attending Hearst in the morning and Kapuskasing in the afternoon,” she said. “And on the second day we are going to be attending Iroquois Falls in the morning and Timmins in the afternoon. The length of the time is going to be about 90 minutes and they are going to have a really good experience.”
Tremblay says the sessions will be fun and informative.
“We are going to be sharing an experience,” she said. “Story telling experience with Dan Yangary of Hearst and we are going to be doing an Afro dance experience with the students.”
Tremblay says the presentations are a great opportunity for the new Canadians to interact with the students, and for a better understanding of the different cultures in the communities.