Archive for the ‘Events | événements’ Category

April 24-26, 2015 Franco American Gathering

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Franco American Gathering 2015

7PM April 24 till 12 noon, April 26, 2015
Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole, ME

A gathering of Franco writers and artists, the Franco American Gathering 2015 will begin at 7pm on Friday evening with snacks and food to share and a presentation. On Saturday, each attendee will have a chance to present their own work and get feedback from others.  The gathering will break Sunday after breakfast.

Suggested donation: $50/person (to cover all meals and the conference center rental).

Lodging: Available at the Darling Marine Center (Single: $57.50/one night; $115/two nights: Double: $40/one night; $80/two nights).

For more info call either Susan Pinette (207) 581-3791 or Lisa Michaud (207) 581-3789.

Mar. 18, 2015 Franco-American Day (Augusta)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Fourteenth Annual Franco-American Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from 7:30AM to 4:30PM
State Capitol, Augusta

Please join the Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain in celebrating the 14th Annual Franco-American Day in Augusta at the State Capitol building. The Centre is sponsoring a van to provide free transportation to and from the event, for students and community members alike.

There will be music and exhibits in addition to formal events, which include (additional scheduling info to be posted as announced):

7:30 – 9:00

Welcome to the Capitol

9:00 – 10:00

Events in the House of Representatives

10:00 – 11:00

Events in the Senate

11:30

Press Conference in the Hall of Flags

11:30 – 2:00

Lunch in the Cross Cafeteria: Franco-American menu

If you’d like to join us, contact Lisa Michaud at (207) 581-3789  or lisa_michaud@umit.maine.edu for a seat in the van or other information.

See the 2013 JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FRANCO-AMERICAN DAY.

Mar. 17, 2015 Screening & Discussion: «Un Rêve Américain»

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

A Screening of «Un Rêve Américain» (“An American Dream”)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00PM
Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain
110 Crossland Hall, University of Maine, Orono

**Free and open to the public**

A screening of the Québec documentary film, «Un Rêve Américain» (“An American Dream”) (2013). Bruno Boulianne, dir.; Claude Godbout, writer. Claude Godbout, Bruno Boulianne and Damien Robitaille will be joining us for a discussion after the film.

In «Un Rêve Américain» Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from New York to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels he meets all kinds of engaging people and visits many places steeped in memory, and we begin to understand a multifaceted diaspora three centuries old and more than 11 million strong – more people of French Canadian descent than in all of Canada.

For more info, contact Dr. Frédéric Rondeau, frederic.rondeau@maine.edu

An event of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, in collaboration with the Québec Government Office in Boston, the Franco-American Centre Franco-Américan, The Canadian American Center and the U. Maine Humanities Center.

Mar. 17, 2015 Conference, “Francophonie of the Americas”

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Conference: “Francophonie of the Americas”

March 17, 2015 at 3:30 PM
205 Little Hall, University of Maine, Orono

**Free and open to the public**

“Francophonie of the Americas” is a conference  presented by Ms. Marie-Claude Francoeur (Québec Delegate in New England). Claude Godbout (Scenarist/Producer), Bruno Boulianne (Director) and Damien Robitaille (Actor/Musician) will be in attendance. The event will be followed by discussion.

For more info, contact Dr. Frédéric Rondeau, frederic.rondeau@maine.edu.

An event of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, in collaboration with the Québec Government Office in Boston, the Franco-American Centre Franco-Américan, The Canadian American Center and the U. Maine Humanities Center.

 

Feb. 17, 2015 Mardi Gras Potluck Celebration

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Mardi Gras Potluck Celebration

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain
Crossland Hall (across from Alfond Area), University of Maine, Orono

**Free and open to the public!**

Featuring music and dancing from local artists

Cindy Larock and Nancy Lamarre

Bring your favorite foods to share and join us in a celebration!

To RSVP to the event please contact Lisa Michaud (207-581-3789 or lisa_michaud@umit.maine.edu) or Morgan Jewett-Kent (207-581-3789 or morgan_jewett@umit.maine.edu)

mardigrasimage copy

Oct. 27, 2014 Ringuette Collection Arrives

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Oct. 27, 2014 Ringuette Collection Arrives

The Franco-American Centre is pleased to announce the

Arrival of Celeste Ringuette

Monday, October 27, 2014,
on the occasion of her donation to the Centre of the

Adrian Lanthier Ringuette Collection

This collection is a very significant and substantial genealogical library.

For more information, see our PRESS RELEASE.

Oct. 3, 2014 Michaud Reception

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Please join us for a

Reception

for democratic gubernatorial candidate

Mike Michaud

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6PM
Franco American Centre
Crossland Hall (across from Alfond Arena), Orono, ME

**Free and open to the public**

For more information, please contact Lisa Michaud at
581-3789
or Lisa.Michaud@umit.maine.edu

Jan. 7, 2015 Cathie Pelletier @ Centre

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Cathie Pelletier to visit Franco-American Centre Franco Américain

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2 pm
Franco-American Centre Franco Américain, 101 Crossland Hall, University of Maine, Orono

Maine author Cathie Pelletier will visit the Centre to talk about her writing and the launch of her new press, Ethel Books. For more information about Cathie’s work and the press, see the Le Forum article. Also see the related Portland Press Herald article: “Never ‘just a novelist,’ Cathie Pelletier launches a new press” (December 14, 2014).

**Free and open to the public.**

For more information, contact Lisa Michaud at (207) 581-3789 or at Lisa.Michaud@umit.maine.edu.

Film Series: April 21, 22, and 23

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

FILM SERIES

April 21, 22, and 23, 2014

Franco American Centre, UMaine

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Come join us at the Franco American Centre as we prepare for this year’s UMHI Spring Symposium, “In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America” (April 25 & 26), with films based on the works of Annie Proulx and Russell Banks, and a documentary film on French language in the Americas.

 

Monday, April 21 at 2:00p.m. : Intimités francophones (2012, Anne-Céline Genevois & Alex Lachapelle-Raymond)

Intimités francophones is a 2012 documentary film created by Projet Ose, describing French-language realities in the Americas through interviews conducted in Louisiana, New England, Haiti, the Canadian Maritimes, and elsewhere. For more information about Projet Ose, visit their website here: http://www.projetose.com/

Tuesday, April 22 at 12 noon The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Atom Egoyan)

This drama set in small-town British Columbia surrounds a deadly wintertime school bus accident and the family lives in intertwines. This film, directed by Atom Egoyan, is based on the 1991 novel set in upstate New York and written by Russell Banks.

Tuesday, April 22 at 4:00p.m. : Affliction (1998, Paul Schrader)

A suspicious hunting death in upstate New Hampshire forms the background for this deep entry into the pasts that haunt working-class lives on the US border.

Wednesday, April 23 at 12 noon : Intimités francophones (2012, Anne-Céline Genevois & Alex Lachapelle-Raymond)

A second screening of a 2012 documentary film create by Projet Ose. This piece describes French-language realities in the Americas through interviews conducted in Louisiana, New England, Haiti, the Canadian Maritimes, and elsewhere. For more information about Projet Ose, visit their website here: http://www.projetose.com/

Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00p.m. : Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee)

This highly acclaimed romantic drama set in the 1960s American West follows the relationship of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist through the family lives of both men together and apart. Based on the 1997 short story by E. Annie Proulx.

May Gathering 2014

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

WHAT: Gathering of writers and artists

WHEN: May 16, 17, and 18

WHERE: UMaine Franco American Centre, Orono, ME (http://umaine.edu/francoamerican)

CAMPUS MAP: Click here

 

SCHEDULE
This year, we will begin Friday evening at 7PM at the Franco American Centre, Crossland Hall. We’ll have time to reconnect then, enjoy some snacks, and sign up for presentations to take place the following day.

Also on Friday evening, filmmaker Tony Tremblay will join us from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to screen his 2011 documentary film, Last Shift: The Story of a Mill Town. Tony will be on hand to take questions and lead a discussion following the film. You can find a clip from Last Shift online (http://www.stu.ca/lastshift/theProject.html) together with information about the film’s Dalhousie, New Brunswick community and industry.

Saturday morning we’ll begin at 9:30 with readings and presentations, and continue through the day with breaks for lunch (Noon) and supper (6:00).

For those who stay through Sunday, we’ll connect again at the Centre for breakfast (8:30AM) and a grand sendoff.

DIRECTIONS to the FRANCO AMERICAN CENTRE

-From the South, Exit 193 (Formerly Exit 51):

  • Coming from the south on I-95, take Stillwater Ave Exit #193.
  • Bear right towards Burger King and the shopping center.
  • Turn right onto College Avenue at the fourth traffic light, by McDonald’s.
  • About 1 mile on College Avenue, turn left onto Long Road (up a small hill) at the first University of Maine sign.
  • Crossland Hall (where the Franco American Centre lives) is the first white building on the right, immediately, at the corner of Long and Munson Roads.

-From the North, Exit 193 (Formerly Exit 51):

  • Coming from the north on I-95, take Stillwater Ave Exit #193.
  • Turn left at the end of the exit ramp.
  • Turn right onto College Avenue at the fourth traffic light, by McDonald’s.
  • About 1 mile on College Avenue, turn left onto Long Road (up a small hill) at the first University of Maine sign.
  • Crossland Hall (where the Franco American Centre lives) is the first white building on the right, immediately, at the corner of Long and Munson Roads.

 

PARKING
On our campus map, all BLACK LOTS are available to visitors. Here you will find a map with these lots identified: http://umaine.edu/francoamerican/files/2014/05/MayGathering2014_CampusMap.pdf . On campus, there are signs that read, “BLACK,” indicating BLACK lots, as well as other parking spaces designated specifically for visitors.

Parking at UMaine can sometimes be difficult. In order to avoid being ticketed, Friday arrivals can stop in to the Franco American Centre for a parking tag to hang from your rearview mirror. Weekend arrivals will not need a parking tag. If your vehicle happens to be ticketed by Campus Parking, you can give your ticket to us and we will take care of it.

 

For more information, contact Monique Roy (monique.roy1@maine.edu) or Jacob Albert (jacob.albert@maine.edu)