Sr. Léonne Dumesnil honoured!

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The Bureau de l’Éducation Française celebrated 50 years of French immersion in Manitoba during its in-service day on May 3, 2023.  The day began with a video tribute to Sr. Léonne Dumesnil, who, as Principal of the first immersion school in 1973, was the pioneer of French immersion in Manitoba. The conference program further expounded on her impactful leadership role:

This great pioneer of French immersion naturally promoted and contributed to the development of immersion in our province. Her strong sense of leadership, perseverance, interpersonal skills, dynamism and dedication constitute qualities sought in an educational leader.”

In 1981, Sr. Léonne was invested into the Order of Canada for her contributions to the development of the French Immersion Program

Congratulations Sr. Léonne!

Click here to see the video tribute.