GASPE: – Between March 19 and 21, students from English secondary schools along the Gaspe Coast attend music workshops with hip hop artist David Hodges. Mr. Hodges relays his message through performance. “With talks and videos between the songs, we discuss difficult issues such as living your dreams, don’t be afraid of being different, and we encourage Quebec students to get involved in their communities.” He met the BPS students on March 19 at Bonaventure Polyvalent and those of Gaspe and Chandler on March 20 at the Douglas Community Center in Douglastown. The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) initiated the project called “Notre Home,” in order to foster cultural exchanges between English and French-speaking communities of Quebec.
“Notre Home” is the name of a bilingual song, written by David Hodges, which became the project’s rallying point. (Genevieve Gelinas)