Students celebrate French language with Chante-la ta chanson

Chante-la ta chanson brings together students from Whitehorse elementary schools in harmony and song.

Students from schools across Whitehorse joined their voices in celebration today at Chante-la ta chanson.

An annual concert held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Chante-la ta chanson – or “Sing Your Song” – brings together elementary school children from Core French, Intensive French and French Immersion programs in Whitehorse, as well as those from the French First Language program at École Émilie-Tremblay.

Every school performs a French song selected by their students and all schools participate in a group song at this special event for students, staff and families.

Chante-la ta chanson is a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their language ability and musical talents. Events like this encourage a passion for life-long language learning. This is one example of how our government is committed to offering students various cultural and educational experiences as they learn French as a second language.

Minister of Education Jeanie McLean

Chante-la ta chanson is a vibrant celebration of language and culture, and an incredible way of supporting French culture and language within Yukon youth. This annual concert exemplifies the unity and richness fostered by French language education, bringing together students from diverse programs to sing in harmony and embrace our linguistic diversity.

Minister responsible for French Language Services Directorate John Streicker 

Quick facts 
  • The Department of Education’s French Programs unit created Chante-la ta chanson in 2015 to bring together elementary school students to celebrate learning French as a second language and collaborate with French First Language students from École Emile-Tremblay.

Media contact 

Laura Seeley
Cabinet Communications

Krisandra Reid
Communications, Education

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