What is the Wilfrid Laurier: Builder of Today’s Canada project?
The Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, which launched the project, promotes and sustains dialogue and bridge-building among different members of Canadian society. We also oversee the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie.
For the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birth, the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue wants to tell Canadians about the ways Laurier helped build the Canada we know today.
Did you know that the first adventure of our four friends can be found in Le Rêve canadien comic?
19 years old. Julie is charismatic, brave and determined, and she radiates positive leadership. A naturally courteous team-builder, she fosters the team spirit needed for the foursome’s adventures.
21 years old. Patcho is a defender of social justice and freedom of expression. He is empathetic, open-minded and passionate about discovering Canada’s history and cultural heritage.
17 years old. Amen, the cool guy in the gang, is a multi-talented artist, and he works as a cultural coordinator in schools. He dreams of making the Canadian cultural mosaic the trademark of his art, both nationally and internationally.
47 years old. Mopao is a handyman with plans that sometimes go awry, but nothing can stop his friendly optimism, creativity and resourcefulness. Always ready to see the bright side, Mopao is actively involved in social, economic and political causes.
Photograph of Sir Wilfrid Laurier taken in April 1874 in Ottawa
Canadian flag used in 1907
Typical suit worn for ceremonies in 1897 (Web link missing)
Parliament in Ottawa as it was in 1914
Thank you to the project’s general team:
Body Ngoy and Corinne Sauvé – Authors, screenwriters and assistant coordinators of the Laurier Project. Also the authors and screenwriters for Le Rêve canadien comic.
Éric Thériault – Illustrator of the comic and visuals for the Laurier Project, with the assistance of Rémi Maynègre and Daniel Seijas
Studio Lounak – Animation
Parks Canada – Historical review and advice
Michel Goulet – Development and editing of the Learning activity Guide
CFORP – Layout and printing
Dualicom – Translation and copyediting