Program in which ÉMC encourages young people aged 15 and over to become more involved in their community by becoming mentors for the youngest and gradually taking over while remaining connected to the French language.
Through this program, ÉMC offers volunteer hours to youth as well as certificates.
SPEAKER – CHRISTOPHE LAVOIE
Recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Citizenship and Respect Award – 2018
Good morning to you all, and congratulations on coming to the Épelle-Moi Canada 2018 Provincial-National Final!
I had the privilege of organizing the very first edition of the contest in Nova Scotia as the president of this sector. My amazement for the French language, as well as my desire to keep it in Francophone minority communities led me to undertake this great project at a young age, and I hope that I could have inspired other young people to do so. as much in their own region.
I want to express to you, young participants of the national final, all my admiration for your courage. It does not only show through your presence on the stage during the competition, but also through your hard work studying and mastering the words of the list. It is a rewarding and extraordinary experience and I am jealous!
Thanks to your passion and your ambition, the Francophone community is flourishing more than ever, and I am honored to have been able to participate in its history, as well as yours! Keep up the good work, because it will generate excellent results, not only for you but also for the future of the French language in Canada!
Grade 12 student; Carrefour Nova Scotia School (NS)
President CME Nova Scotia.
SPEAKER – JEWEL LINDEMANN
2017 NATIONAL ÉPELLE-MOI CANADA CHAMPIONSHIP
Hello! My name is Jewel Lindemann. I am 17 years old, which makes me the youngest sector president of the team at Épelle-Moi Canada. I am very proud of this and I hope to show young people that they can always make a difference. I am the president of Cambridge Kitchener & Surroundings. I lived in Cambridge all my life. I am lucky to be French and I can not wait to share my French pride with you. For me, French is very important. He opens doors and gives me opportunities.
As a young person, I faced intimidation because of my francophonie. At school, it was not cool to speak French and people laughed at me. Outside of school, my friends teased me because I had an accent, or when I could not pronounce certain words. I did not want to speak in French anymore. Because of this, my vocabulary is not as rich as it could be.
My goal as Area President is to encourage young people to speak French more and develop their skills in this language. Also, I want to help young people feel more confident in their ability to speak in front of a crowd.