Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities

Registration is free but mandatory.

Movie time
With English subtitles


Based on the Governor General's Award-winning novel by Kim Thúy

Thursday, March 7
Cinema Cinéplex Coquitlam

6:30 pm : Discussion with the author, Kim Thúy

The movie screening will be preceded by a Q&A with the author and associate producer of the film, Kim Thúy, moderated by Nicolas Kenny, professor, Department of History, SFU.

7:15 pm : Screening

A wealthy refugee family leaves Vietnam and begins a new life in Montreal after a dangerous sea crossing. Shy Tinh must learn a new language and integrate into her new environment.

About Kim Thúy

Kim Thúy was born in Vietnam in 1968. At the age of 10, she left Vietnam along with a wave of refugees commonly referred to in the media as “the boat people” and settled with her family in Quebec, Canada. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and chef-restaurant owner. She lives in Montreal and devotes her life to writing.

Kim Thúy has received many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2010, and was one of the top 4 finalists of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2018. Her books have sold more than 850,000 copies around the world and have been translated into 29 languages and distributed across 40 countries and territories.

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With English subtitles

The Book of Wonders (La chambre des merveilles V.F.)

Directed by Lisa Azuelos (France)

Friday, March 15
7 pm
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts


A mother finds the diary of her son which has "10 things to do before the end of the world" after he has fallen into a coma. She started doing them one by one in the hope that her son would see how beautiful life is and that he must come back.

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Malaise dans la civilisation

Presented by La Seizième

Friday, March 9
7:30PM | followed by a bilingual discussion with the artists
Scotiabank Dance Centre

About the contest

As part of SFU's Printemps de la francophonie, the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs is launching a contest! You could win one of 5 pairs of tickets to attend the play "Malaise dans la civilisation" presented by Théâtre La Seizième.

YOU COULD WIN: 5 pairs of tickets to attend the performance on Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver.

To enter the contest, visit our Instagram account and tag the person you'd like to attend the play with in the comments (that person can also enter the contest!).

We'll then draw 5 winners at random.



Sunday, MARCH 17
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

About this activity

The 18+ Committee of the Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CJFCB) invites you to a Kayak tour in Deep Cove! Join us on March 17 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for a 2-hour guided tour surrounded by the beautiful Indian Arm Mountains! All equipment will be provided, as well as a sweet treat to round off the day!

This activity is open to all francophones and francophiles aged 18 to 25. Free participation, registration required. Places are limited.

Information & registration

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With English subtitles

The Secret Order (L'Ordre secret V.F.)

Directed by Phil Comeau (Quebec)

Monday, March 18
2:30 pm
SFU Burnaby, OFFA Student Lounge


Phil Comeau shines a spotlight on the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier, a powerful secret society that operated from 1926 to 1965, infiltrating every sector of Canadian society and forging the fate of French-language communities. Through never-before-heard testimony from former members of the Order, along with historically accurate dramatic reconstructions, this film paints a gripping portrait of the social and political struggles of Canadian francophone-minority communities.

This film will be presented as part of the history course, HIST 430 - French Americas taught by Nicolas Kenny. To attend this screening, please contact Laurence Gagnon by email.

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Thursday, March 22
UBC Robson Square

About this event

As part of SFU's Printemps de la francophonie and Rendez-vous de la francophonie, the Official Languages Committee of the British Columbia Federal Council, the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique and SFU's Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs invite you to a celebration of the Francophonie on Friday, March 22 at UBC Robson Square!


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Opening remarks and prize-giving ceremony

  • Word of thanks and distribution of FFCB prizes by FFCB President Marie-Nicole Dubois

2:30-4:00 pm: Comedy concert

  • Ice-breaker activity by Ingrid Broussillon: humorous story with possible participation of a small group of spectators
  • Improvisational comedy act with Ismail El Fallahi, with the possible participation of a small group of spectators.
  • Stand-up comedy act with Ismael M.D. Ndiaye
  • Number: Science World on the road - spectacular hair-raising demonstrations
  • Closing and words of thanks

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With English subtitles

A Cat's Life (V.F. Mon chat et moi, la grande aventure de Rroû)

Directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky (FRANCE)

Saturday, March 23
1:30 pm
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts


Follows the journey of Clémence and her kitty, Rroû, as they leave Paris to spend the holidays in the countryside. While there, Rroû enjoys the wildlife and befriends Câline, a white kitten who prowls in the woods.

1h 23min | Adventure, Family

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Bilingual Job Fair

Salon Expo Carrières 2024

Tuesday, March 26
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre - Yaletown, Vancouver

The Salon Expo Carrières 2024 is a dynamic, interactive event bringing together companies, institutions, organizations, students and professionals from a variety of sectors. It showcases career opportunities in French in the provinces, offering visitors the chance to discover a variety of fields, talk to experts and explore their future professional possibilities. Three conferences on various themes are also on the program.

Information & registration

Movie Time: at home!

March 1- 31

Throughout the month of March, you can access a selection of Francophone movies online presented with English subtitles.

As part of the Printemps de la francophonie, you will be able to access a selection of movies free of charge by using a promo code, courtesy of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs!

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