Fernie students are Quebec bound

A group of 39 students from Fernie Secondary School will get a chance to see what it’s like to be a Quebecois student, when they travel to Montreal in May.

IDES students (front row

A group of 39 students from Fernie Secondary School will get a chance to see what it’s like to be a Quebecois student, when they travel to Montreal in May.

The students are participating in a French exchange with a group of students from Felix Leclair School, on the west side of Montreal.

The grades eight to 12 students will be hosting their Montreal twins first, when they arrive in Fernie on February 13.

The Fernie Secondary School students will leave for their exchange on May 1.

“I’m excited to see what our twins are like,” said Halle Soukoroff, one of the Fernie Secondary students.

“I’m excited to learn the language, and to see another side of the country,” said Mckinley Richards.

The students will attend school and also participate in activities that their host school has organized.

Soukoroff said, “It will be pretty different. It’s a much bigger school in a much bigger city.”

Janet Kuijt, a French Immersion teacher at Fernie Secondary, said that the Fernie students are raising money through fundraisers like the National Croissant Day, to cover the costs of activities for their Montreal twins.

The Fernie students will be taking their twins on a mine tour, to visit Frank Slide and they will participate in an Avalanche Safety day.

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