Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fredericton Protest for 27 March

Forwarded e-mail from Dodie:

Plans are now in the works to provide transportation for those of us from Sackville who have committed to going to Fredericton on Thursday, March 27 to protest the decision to eliminate Early French Immersion on the steps of the Legislature. If you are going, and you would like free transportation (many thanks to Canadian Parents for French!!), please e-mail me as soon as you can. We will need to have a more or less solid idea of numbers by Monday. Buses seat 47 people -- I am quite sure we can fill at least 3 from Sackville alone!

The protest will start at noon, so departure time will be at approximately 9:15 AM (place of pickup will be the parking lot on Lansdowne Street across from the Curling Club). The protest is scheduled to go from noon to 3:00. That means returning to Sackville by about 5:30.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring food and refreshment with you. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you intend to take your child out of school for this protest, please let the school know the reason your child won't be in school that day! Every administrator needs to know how much support there is for EFI!

Also, if you are bringing your children, please make them aware that there will (hopefully!) be media in attendance. That means that there might be opportunity for them to interact with media in both French and English -- a great opportunity to show the minister through the media that our children are in fact quite literate in BOTH languages!

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