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Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England. This is our story. Welcome to the French-Canadian Legacy Podcast.

French-Canadian Legacy Podcast French-Canadian Legacy Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England. This is our story. Welcome to the French-Canadian Legacy Podcast.

    Episode 101 - Leominster French-Canadian Festival with Joseph Bolton

    Episode 101 - Leominster French-Canadian Festival with Joseph Bolton

    This week Jesse talks to Joseph Bolton about the upcoming Leominster French Canadian Festival. You'll also learn about Joseph's history, his upcoming book and how the Leominster French Canadian Festival came be to. I hope we see everyone Saturday June 22nd in Leominster!!!

    Learn more about the Leominster French Canadian Festival - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...

    Leominster French Canadian Festival event page on Facebook - https://fb.me/e/59AG4vcTL

    You can e-mail Joseph with ideas or questions - boltonje364@gmail.com


    You can support Melody on Patreon - https://patreon.com/modernefrancos
    or
    Substack - https://modernefrancos.substack.com/

    • 38 min
    FCL News 5/14 & Joseph Bolton Preview

    FCL News 5/14 & Joseph Bolton Preview

    Melody is back behind the desk to share with you some blogs to check out and some events to attend. Next Jesse will talk about next week's guest Joseph Bolton and an amazing event he's starting in Leominster. The Leominster French Canadian Festival is happening June 22nd, Melody and Mike will be at the event and we hope everyone in the area will be able to attend. We hope you'll check out the full interview next week to learn about Joseph, the festival and a graphic novel type book he's working on.

    Learn more about the Leominster French Canadian Festival - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557011759998

    Leominster French Canadian Festival event page on Facebook - https://fb.me/e/59AG4vcTL

    You can e-mail Joseph with ideas or questions - boltonje364@gmail.com

    Articles:

    Franco-American News and Culture: https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2024/05/09/franco-american-news-and-culture/congratulations-and-merci-to-marie-claude-francoeur/?

    FAC Blog, À Manchester: Franco-American Culture in NH: https://www.facnh.com/post/%C3%A0-manchester-franco-american-culture-in-new-hampshire

    QTP, New Frontiers in Franco-American History: https://querythepast.com/new-frontiers-franco-american-history/

    Les Aventures d'un Québécois Capsule no 37: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTICDaERMmk

    Events:

    MTL vs Boston, PWHL 2024 playoffs: https://www.thepwhl.com/en/stats/schedule/3/3/all-months/homeaway?league=1

    May 18: Fleur Délices Challenge, buy guest tickets: https://www.facnh.com/event-details/fleur-delices-challenge-guests

    May 20: Merci Train and Lafayette Day celebration:

    https://www.facnh.com/event-details/merci-train-tours

    https://www.facnh.com/event-details/lafayette-day-celebration

    June 7: Josée Vachon House Party, contact lisam@umaine.edu for event info.

    You can support Melody on Patreon - patreon.com/modernefrancos
    or
    Substack - https://modernefrancos.substack.com/

    • 11 min
    Episode 100 - Montréal Professional Women's Hockey League Sarah Lefort

    Episode 100 - Montréal Professional Women's Hockey League Sarah Lefort

    We're back with our first interview of the new season and it was worth the wait. We have our first professional athlete on the show. Sarah Lefort plays in the Professional Women's Hockey League for Montréal. You'll learn about how she grew up in Quebec and played college hockey in Boston. We hope you enjoy the first episode of the new season and become a new fan of the PWHL!!

    Learn more about Sarah on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Lefort

    Learn more about PWHL Montreal (English) - https://montreal.thepwhl.com/en/

    Learn more about PWHL Montreal (French) -
    https://montreal.thepwhl.com/fr/

    You can support Melody on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ModerneFrancos
    or
    Substack - https://modernefrancos.substack.com/

    • 35 min
    Special Announcement - PWHL Montréal vs PWHL Boston 5/4/24

    Special Announcement - PWHL Montréal vs PWHL Boston 5/4/24

    Saturday, May 04, 2024 PWHL Montréal vs PWHL Boston at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell!! If you're in the area tickets are still available. Come cheer on Sarah in the last game of the regular season!! We will also be there to watch the game. We'll be recording video and maybe going live. Come to Lowell on Saturday May 4th to enjoy some great hockey!!

    Info about the game - https://montreal.thepwhl.com/en/stats/game-center/64

    Tickets -https://tsongascenter.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS:GLOBAL-LOWELL:PW24:PW24GM11:&linkID=global-lowell&dataAccId=499&locale=en_US&siteId=ev_global-lowell

    • 1 min
    FCL News 4/30 & Sarah Lefort Preview

    FCL News 4/30 & Sarah Lefort Preview

    Melody is back behind the news desk and ready to update you! Then Jesse will let you know about next week's guest Sarah Lefort. Sarah is the first professional athlete we've had on the show and plays for PWHL Montreal. We hope you'll tune in next week to hear about her exciting career.

    Learn more about PWHL Montreal (English) - https://montreal.thepwhl.com/en/

    Learn more about PWHL Montreal (French) -
    https://montreal.thepwhl.com/fr/

    News Links -

    Query the Past: https://querythepast.com/franco-americans/

    https://querythepast.com/depopulation-and-despair/

    https://querythepast.com/french-new-york/

    https://querythepast.com/histoire-quebec-rectifier-le-tir/

    Franco-American News and Culture: https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/

    https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2024/04/25/franco-american-news-and-culture/lewiston-political-history-the-story-about-louis-jalbert/

    https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2024/04/18/franco-american-news-and-culture/maine-immigration-updated/

    https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2024/04/10/franco-american-news-and-culture/acadian-documentary-film-produced-about-ron-turcotte/

    https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2024/04/03/franco-american-news-and-culture/womens-summit-at-world-acadian-congress-2024/

    Women’s Summit at World Acadian Congress: https://cma2024.ca/en/cma-2024/news/womens-summit-at-cma-2024-programming-announced

    Events:
    Le Rassemblement: https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/the-yearly-rassemblement-or-gathering/

    Maine PoutineFest: https://www.poutinefest.com/maine

    You can support Melody on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/ModerneFrancos
    or
    Substack - https://modernefrancos.substack.com/

    • 8 min
    New Season Preview

    New Season Preview

    We're back!! It's been awhile but Jesse is here to talk about the upcoming season of The French-Canadian Legacy Podcast. 10 New Interview episodes are recorded and will be coming out. In this short preview Jesse will talk about each guest we have and a little about what the episode will be about.

    Next week will be our first bonus episode with Melody back behind the FCL News Desk and Jesse will introduce our first guest, followed by a bonus question to get to know our quest. Then in two weeks we'll have the full interview.

    We know we've been away awhile. We're happy to be back. Hope you'll join us!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Uncle Ulty ,

Fascinating Interviews

Listening to this podcast, I've found myself having quite a few 'driveway moments,' where I parked the car at home not willing to get out because I wanted to hear the end of the guest's story. Jesse is a fantastic host and always keeps the energy up and the conversation moving.

CornyPorn ,

Our culture shall survive.

This is a great way to learn more about the culture I hold so dear to my heart.
Keep it up my friends, keep it up.

DALinMA ,

Good Guests

I learn a lot with every episode. Keep those great guests coming! Lise Pelletier was particularly interesting. I’m half Québécois and half Acadian. I didn’t know much about that Acadian side until the episode with Lise.

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