A French language series of documentary shorts exploring the rich cultural history and unique lifestyle of Franco Albertans.

Produced by Productions Loft Inc.

How to be French en Alberta is made possible with a grant from TELUS, and will be available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV on August 16, 2017.

 
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EPISODE 12

THE leader

Linda Beaudet has fought to inspire bilingualism and preserve francophone identity in Grande Prairie for over 30 years.

 
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EPISODE 11

THE dentist

Dr.Thibault transformed a negative childhood dental experience into a passion by becoming a dentist herself today.

 
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EPISODE 10

THE newcomers

Families originally from Africa now live in Fort McMurray. They share their stories of separation, and resilience.

 
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EPISODE 09

THE mechanic

Denis St-Laurent is a friendly car mechanic from Grande Prairie with a big heart.

 
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EPISODE 08

THE PRINCIPAL

Francophone school, l'École Nouvelle-Frontière in Grande Prairie thrives due to their magnetic and energetic principal.

 
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EPISODE 07 

The BARBER

Lison Laverdière had a dream of becoming a barber and she made her dream come true! 

 
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EPISODE 06 

The arrival

Assétou Koné is from the Ivory Coast. This mother of two brings us in to her family with open arms and shares her story exposing a story similar to many newcomers. 

 
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EPISODE 05   

The artist

Discover the fascinating mind of Edmonton local multi-disciplinary artist Patrick Arès-Pilon. 

 
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EPISODE 04  

the Road Trip

Four young adults embark on a road trip to the Canadian Rockies. New friendships are forged, different realities are shared.

 
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EPISODE 03

the Politician

Spend some time with the Franco Albertan Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada on LGBTQ2 Issues.

 
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EPISODE 02

The restaurant

The story of Chartier restaurant will give you an appetite for French Canadian food and culture.

 
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EPISODE 01

The beginnings

This episode explores the legacy of Alberta’s early French-Canadian inhabitants through the love stories of four couples. 

 
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