Campbell River by Darren Kirbyvia Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

On March 20, 2019, twenty stations across Canada participated in the National Campus and Community Radio Association’s (NCRA) 2019 Rendez-vous de la Francophone marathon. Cortes Radio’s contribution was “Beyond Words,” by Quadra Island producer Francesca Gesualdi.

“Beyond Words” - broadcast March 20, 2019

She writes:

“The Campbell River Francophone Association celebrates its four decades of existence by presenting a play that reflects all facets of the lives of Francophones and Francophiles in a minority setting. Founded in 1978 by Yvette Brett, the organization relies on the energy committment and dedication  of community members to keep French alive in Campbell River. For this bilingual theatrical project, we are proud to unite two small francophone communities on stage, that of Campbell River and that of Comox Valley. “

“Beyond Words / Au Dela Des Mots, is a dynamic and bilingual theatre presentation on the struggle to keep French alive in British Columbia. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Official Language Act in Canada, and featuring amateur actors, Beyond Words / Au Dela Des Mots  is a collection of short stories representing, with humor, the reality of living in French in an English speaking world.”

Top photo credit: Campbell River by Adriano Santini via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)