The Franco-Fun Camp Receives the Coup De CUr Prize

A French-language summer camp for kids in a small Canadian town has been named the winner of the jury's favorite prize at a gala celebrating innovation in the field of leisure and sport.

The Franco-fun camp in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, is designed "to be a tool for social and linguistic integration through leisure," the city's Recreation and Culture Department said in a statement, per the CBC.

The camp runs from June to September for kids ages 5 to 12, and it's specifically for allophone kids, meaning they don't speak French as their primary language.

"This program not only strengthens their French skills, it creates strong ties within our community, facilitating access to local resources promoting the roots of immigrant families," says the director of the city's department of recreation and culture.

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