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Exchange students from Montreal given a big Fernie welcome

Exchange students and their exchange partners got to know each other at a special welcome dinner Sunday evening. - Photo by Angela Treharne
Exchange students and their exchange partners got to know each other at a special welcome dinner Sunday evening.
— image credit: Photo by Angela Treharne

Fernie’s French speaking community increased by more than 40 last week when students from Montreal arrived for their part of the French exchange program at Fernie Secondary School.

Fernie Secondary French Immersion grades 7, 8 and 9 take part in the exchange, which kicked off with a welcome dinner for families and school officials on Sunday evening. Fernie’s Mayor, Mary Giuliano, also attended.

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