To have fun and develop artistically in French

La Maison des Arts et Loisirs opens its doors to all those who like to develop a talent, enhance their knowledge or simply pursuit a pastime - All in French

What set up these activities apart in Toronto.

Inclusiveness:

French - speaking people and those who love French come together to share activities, using French to get creative, have fun and interact.

Diversity of the activities:

a team of French-speaking professionals, each specializing in a particular field, offers a wide range of activities through a program that updated every season.


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With Karine, discover all the facets of perfume : learn about the world of smells, create your own perfume, personalize your creation by giving it a name and an image, and recognize the different components of any perfume. Also discover the world of wine with your nose !

  • Dates & Time

    5 week program
    from February 23 to March 23, 2017
    Every Thursdays 7:00PM-8:30PM

  • Public

    French Level: intermediate, advanced or francophone

  • Price

    $225 all the material necessary is included

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Karine Barrass

Originally from France, she has been a professional photographer for fifteen years, using knowledge of graphics (since 1996) and perfume (since 1999) to blend both forms of personal expression, and engagement of the senses. Over the past four years, she has become an expert in the five senses, working in the community and in francophone schools in the GTA. She offers activities for all - children or seniors, individuals or companies, scholars or those who are simply curious.


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With Adrienne’s help, each week improve your eloquence by presenting passages from famous French texts or your own original writing.

Every Wednesday, we will send your work to ChoqFm and they will broadcast your recordings!

A perfect way to discover French Culture while improving your pronunciation and your theatrical skills.

  • Dates & Time

    6 week program
    from February 1 to March 8, 2017
    Every Wednesdays 7:00PM-9:00PM

  • Public

    This workshop is open to everyone who would like to practice their eloquence in French.
    French Level: intermediate, advanced or francophone

  • Price

    $160 all included

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Adrienne Medjo

Adrienne Medjo, Specialist in African Literature, she graduated with a diploma in Ritual Theatre at “l'Université Paris Ouest” with acquired techniques from “Were Were Liking” and “Manu Na Njock” (therapeutic theatre). She has been a theatre instructor for almost 10 years with experience in France and Canada.

Some of her experience as a stage director comes from writing and directing « Palabre de femmes » and presenting it in France and Canada long with the help of the Ethny group. This play aided in creating awareness in regards to various issues women have.

Furthermore, another play entitled « Moi, mon reflet dans le regard des autres », also written and directed by Adrienne, helped create awareness about social exclusion and the problems that arise with it.

In addition, she also is a skilled story-teller. She has written and acted in short stories for children and adults based on historical events to educate her audience on Africa, Canadian, Asian, European and Latin American cultures. Since 2010, she has been a part of the “Festival International de Littérature de Montreal Métropolis Bleu” in which she was presented as author and story-teller who wrote and presented works such as Izerka la reine Kemet (co-written by Carolina Cortes), Kamba la petite fille du Kasaï, Tchanda le guerrier bantou, Asaia: l’esprit Masai, Kongolo et les valeurs perdues.

choqfm.ca/


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Every month, treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience where you will discover a specific region by tasting a traditional menu of the territory, amidst the lovely atmosphere of the restaurant Le Baratin.

Each dinner will be hosted by a French expert on the region.

During these 3 weeks, you will travel throughout Auvergne, Provence and Alsace. A great trip for your taste buds!

  • Dates & Time

    A diner program
    February 16 2017
    On 6:30 pm

  • Public

    This workshop is open to 19+
    French Level: mini A2.6+

  • Price

    $70 for the diner, tax and tip included

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Le Baratin

France is actually not that far. Now you can enjoy a taste of France at Le Baratin, 1600 Dundas West, with a unique menu and an enchanting atmosphere. Escape the bustle of Toronto in the morning with the delight of a homemade croissant, or take an imaginary plane in the evening with the culinary experience of our French inspired menu.

www.lebaratin.ca


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Vincent will provide you with training in perfect wine etiquette, how to select wine in a restaurant or store, how to serve specific wines, how to taste and describe a wine (to impress friends at your next gathering.....)

Every Tuesday, you will have conversations on the world of wine. Each week, you will sample a variety of different wines (4 per class).

This workshop will provide you with a vocabulary for wine and the fundamentals of wine tasting.

  • Dates & Time

    4 week program
    from February 7 to February 28, 2017
    Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Public

    This workshop is open to everyone curious about French culture and traditions.

  • French Level

    This workshop is open to 19+
    French Level: mini A2.6+

  • Price

    $160 all included

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Vincent Cotte

Starting on the front line of hospitality in Paris, including two years spent at the 3 star Michelin-rated Taillevent Restaurant in Paris, Vincent relocated to Canada in 1990 as Restaurant Manager / Sommelier at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, ON. Moving on through other management and Sommelier roles at the Auberge du Pommier in Toronto, he moved into his first Director level position at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. He then moved on to become Corporate Director of Food & Beverage at Vintage Inns, then General Manager of the Pillar & Post Inn at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Opening his own hospitality consulting practice, Vincent developed wine list / wine training business plans and marketing strategies, coached sales teams, and created job descriptions and operations manuals for a variety of clients. He returned to a hands-on management role as Director of Food and Beverage at the Brookstreet Resort in Ottawa and held the role of General Manager of the Old Mill Inn and Spa in Toronto. During his career, Vincent received various award from the Wine Spectator, Cuvee and have been featured in Toronto Life, Globe & Mail, Wine Access, Financial post .....