Dictée P.G.L. and the Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation on tour!

MONTREAL, May 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the Signature Canada 150 project entitled "Dictée P.G.L. 150: Travelling through History", Dictée P.G.L. and the Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation (LNI) will be travelling across Canada in May 2017.

"I am delighted that, for Canada 150, the Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie's Travelling Through History project is celebrating Canadian history and our country's French‑language culture through the art of words. Take part in the cross‑Canada tour's activities presented by the Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation. Don't miss this event!"
– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

The LNI's comedians will make stops to host workshops and improv matches in VIA Rail Canada stations (or nearby). These activities are among the hundreds of events organized with VIA Rail's participation to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

THE STOPS Departing from Vancouver:

May 16, 2017: Vancouver

    • Match, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Pacific Central Station

May 20, 2017: Winnipeg

    • Match, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Union Station

May 23, 2017: Toronto

THE STOPS Departing from Halifax:

May 19, 2017: Halifax

    • Match, 11 a.m. to noon: Halifax VIA Rail Station

May 25, 2017: Montreal

On May 26, the two teams will meet at the Canadian Museum of History to celebrate the history of Canada's Francophonie in a special way. Free tickets are now available: goo.gl/lkxPdR

The project has been made possible with support from the Government of Canada, VIA Rail Canada, Théâtre de la LNI, the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada, MAtv, Canal Savoir, Francolab and the Canadian Museum of History. The Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie would also like to thank the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Alliance Française in Toronto and Vancouver, and École de technologie supérieure supporting the cross-Canada tour.

The Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. It is active in Canada and internationally, promoting its mission of Education for All! In Canada, it is undoubtedly best known for La Dictée P.G.L., an educational initiative that was introduced in 1991.


SOURCE Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie

For further information: Noémie Boucher, Director of Communications, nboucher@fondationpgl.ca, 514-288-3888 ext. 235


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