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Maurice Quennelle et l'ACF - CANADA150

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This is a Canada 150 project that aims to present places and people important for the Francophone community of Saskatchewan. More information : Geocaching CÉCS

Ceci est un projet Canada 150 qui vise à faire découvrir des personnalités et lieux importants pour la communauté francophone de la Saskatchewan. Plus d'information : Géocachette CÉCS



On February 29, 1912, Maurice Quennelle, from Wauchope, became the first president of a new association formed to defend the French language in Saskatchewan.

He was elected head of the Association catholique franco-canadienne (ACFC) (Franco-Canadian Catholic Association) at its founding convention in Duck Lake. The association's greatest efforts were directed toward the improvement of programs for the teaching of French.

There were many demands. The association recruited bilingual teachers, established French competitions, appointed school inspectors, prepared curricula, and encouraged the creation of distinct Francophone organizations. The goal of the ACFC was to bring Francophones together to promote and defend their rights.

In 1964, the ACFC changed its name to the Association culturelle franco-canadienne de la Saskatchewan and, in 1999, it became the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF).

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Le 29 février 1912, monsieur Maurice Quennelle de Wauchope devient le premier président d’une nouvelle association pour défendre la langue française en Saskatchewan.

Il est élu à la tête de l’Association catholique franco-canadienne (ACFC) lors du congrès de fondation de l’association tenu à Duck Lake. Elle investit l’essentiel de son énergie à l'amélioration des programmes d'enseignement du français.

Les revendications sont nombreuses. Elle recrute des instituteurs bilingues, établit les concours de français, nomme ses inspecteurs d'école, prépare les curriculums et favorise la création de sociétés spécialisées francophones. L’ACFC a pour but de regrouper les francophones afin de promouvoir et défendre leurs droits.

En 1964, l'ACFC change son nom pour l'Association culturelle franco-canadienne de la Saskatchewan et en 1999, elle devient l’Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF).

Maurice Quennelle (photo credit / crédit photo : Société historique de la Saskatchewan)

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