Hello/Bonjour! group shares a bilingual picnic in the park

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

Alexandra Hartley (right, with backpack) leads the Hello/Bonjour! group in a contest after their picnic lunch.

On a picture perfect day in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge, 11 relative strangers, anglophone and francophone, met to share a potluck lunch and practise their second-language skills. This picnic is one of many activities offered in Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ)’s Hello/Bonjour! program, overseen by project co-ordinator Alexandra Hartley.