Dialogue New Brunswick sponsors a pen-pal program called My Dialogue Friend for students from grade one to nine. The program matches classes from the Anglophone and Francophone sectors with one another.  Dialogue New Brunswick organizes the twinning of classes and provides the necessary paper, envelopes and stamps. Students exchange letters, drawings or other and participate in an end-of-year class project regarding their school and their community.

Interested teams twinned through this program also have the opportunity to participate in virtual exchanges which aim to (1) increase the amount of interaction between twinned students and twinned classes; (2) cultivate long-term friendships; and (3) encourage/promote cooperation between twinned students. A virtual exchange can occur through such programs as Wikispaces, Bridgit, Photostory, etc. Participating teams will be free to employ one or more means of virtual communication.

A registration form can found here.

Please return completed forms to Dialogue New Brunswick by September 15, 2017. Twinning of classes will begin in September/October.

Background:

For over 25 years, Dialogue New Brunswick has been shaping champions of understanding, respect, and mutual appreciation amongst French-speaking and English-speaking New Brunswickers. All activities are focused on strengthening our social cohesion by fostering harmonious relationships between French-speaking and English-speaking New Brunswickers. This special event is a day to create a new energy and harness youthful stamina in our ongoing collective efforts towards prosperity and a cohesive community. In addition, in 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These two worthy anniversaries deserve to be celebrated.

Important details:

  • Teams that wish to participate must apply no later than mid-January 2017.
  • Dialogue NB will pay chartered buses to transport students to Fredericton.
  • Registration to the event is free.
  • All participants must bring their own lunch for the mega picnic.