The Night of Ideas will take place at the MCDP on April 8


One of the flagship events of the Alliance Française du Manitoba is back in person this year.

The seventh edition of La Nuit des Idées will be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way) on Friday, April 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Subtitled “(Re)build together”, the bilingual event is dedicated to the circulation of ideas and knowledge, said Adèle Tornare, culture and communication project assistant at the AFM.

In addition to the CMHR, the alliance is also partnering with CBC, the University of Manitoba, the Institut Français and the government of France to organize the next event, which is returning to an in-person format after being held online last year due to the pandemic. .

The theme of this year’s event is ecology, which will be explored in many ways. Several local organizations that support the province’s ecology will have booths at La Nuit des Idées, and several scientists and researchers specializing in areas such as biodiversity and agri-food will also be present.

There will also be two debates in English. The first, which will take place between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., is called (Re)building the Arctic together, and will seek to help understand the impact of climate change on ocean dynamics and shape a better future. The second, which will be held from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., is entitled (Re)building together a better way of food consumption and will focus on a better understanding of nutrition and community work in nutrition/health.

There will also be a creative workshop where participants will be invited to make their own bee wrap – a reusable and sustainable food wrap made from beeswax. In addition, there will be a screening of the film Demain by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, and a concert by Roger Fournier, a local artist who recycles waste to make musical instruments. And if all this entertainment is enough to whet the appetite of visitors, pancakes will also be offered.

“The event is built around the theme of ecology, Tornare said. “There will be a lot to do and we are very excited. We are very happy that this is happening. We can all participate in this, and all do little things at home. It’s important that people can do these things, and we give knowledge to help them do these things.

The evening, Tornare added, should contain something for everyone.

“There are so many aspects to ecology, and over the last few years we’ve realized there’s an urgency around aspects of ecology, and we want to help raise awareness of the activities that are happening. ‘offer to them,” she said.

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Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller
Community journalist

Simon Fuller is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 204-697-7111.

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