Post # 1
I know there are many Canadian bees out there, but any French Canadian bees? I grew up in Quebec but have been living in Ontario for 6 years now.
Is your SO French Canadian too?
Mine isn’t as he only speaks English. He understand some bits and pieces, but not really… It will be interesteing once we have kids because I want their first language to be French, lol.
Am I alone?
Dite Allo! 🙂
Post # 3
I love meeting Canadian Bees! 🙂 I’m born and raised in Quebec and totally bilingual 🙂 My DH is also bilingual.
I think that Ontario has some amazing french courses in their schools – my cousins are from Ontario and speak just as well as any of us 🙂
Post # 4
@Emma20130601: Enchantée! I just looked at your wedding pics recap – Elles sont fantastiques et vous êtes un beau couple en tabarouette! Lol ^_^
I love meeting Canadian bees on the Bee too! Makes it feel like a small world 🙂
Post # 5
I’m not French-Canadian, but my FI is! I’m the Anglophone in our relationship — my FI grew up in Montreal and I grew up in Vancouver. And, now, we live in the States in the Boston area.
We plan to raise our kids to be trilingual. English will be their first language, and then French and Mandarin will be their second languages.
Oooh, by the way, I’m trying to think of some French-Canadian traditions to incorporate into our wedding. My FI can’t think of any traditions other than the sock dance (where the oldest unmarried person at the wedding has to get up and dance by him/herself)… do you know of any Quebecois wedding traditions?
Post # 6
@cdn_bunny: Good question. I was going to say the sock dance… Lol. That is the only one I know of. Here is a thread I started explaning it and with a few pics, LOL:
But there might be other French-Canadian bees coming to this thread with traditions to suggest…
Post # 7
@O.My.Heart: MERCI!!! 🙂 Les tiennes sont aussi vraiment belles!! I was just looking at the thread you posted about which print to blow up and I just love your pictures also! Especially the one in front of the door!!
@cdn_bunny: That’s really impressive to have your kids be trilingual!! I think the more languages a kid can learn the better 🙂 I’m really not a fan of the language laws here 😛
As for any Quebecois wedding traditions, I can’t think any really…Everything was pretty standard. Sorry I can’t help you more, but if I think of something I will let you know! 🙂
Post # 8
@cdn_bunny: I almost forgot!
In Quebec, the custom of the wedding parade occurs when the bride, groom, friends and relations proceed to the church in cars. They honk horns and shout out the good news to pedestrians.
Where I am from, this would occur after the ceremony.
Normally, after the ceremony, everyone would get into their car and head to the reception site. Everyone would get to the site in a single line, honking away the good news for the whole town to hear 🙂
Post # 9
Born and raised in Ontario, but my family is French-Canadian. My maternal grandfather’s family came to Quebec from France about 300 years ago, and he was the first one to move out of Quebec!
I wish I could speak French/actually learned it effectively. Kind of crazy to think I took 11 years of French in school and can’t speak it!
Post # 10
@Emma20130601: Awe merci beaucoup 🙂 C’est gentil!
Post # 11
@O.My.Heart: Yes!! That’s true! I remember that when I was a kid in town and you could hear all the honking lol. Though, I’ve never heard of the sock dance, but I’ve only been to a handful of weddings!
Post # 12
Good to see you again (I remember you from the Sock Dance post)
Always great to see another Canadian / Ontarian on WBee
I am not French Canadian per se…
But I have Quebecois & Metis within my family tree, and I grew up a stone’s throw from the Quebec Ontario border (Quebec side).
And have still a lot of family in Montreal
I am currently living in Eastern Ontario.
As @Emma20130601: said some areas of Ontario (in particular Eastern & Northern) have larger pockets of French Canadians and some well rated French Language Schools.
Post # 13
I’m not French Canadian but my husband is! Also originally from Ontario, and kickin it in Alberta for a bit 🙂
Post # 14
I was born in Quebec but moved to BC when I was 2.
All of my family is still back east though!
My French is sub par though… It’s shameful really
Post # 15
I’m not French-Canadian, but I am completely bilingual. 🙂 My grandmother’s first language is French (which is why I speak fluently in addition to French immersion all through school), but she’s not from Quebec, she’s from Nova Scotia.