Community Workshops

Learn in your community

Benefit from all the inspiring activities in your community. Right here in the North.

In collaboration with local organisations, we occasionally offer workshops on a variety of topics of general interest such as photography of northern lights, gardening, social media, etc.  It is our way to demonstrate our commitment to the enrichment of our community.

For more information or for suggestions of new workshops, please contact us at admin@college-nordique.com or at (867) 920-7017.

Gardening Workshop (in French)

Enjoy the arrival of spring!

Perfect your gardening skills!
Cost : 25$
Date : May 3, 2019, from 7 pm to 9pm
Minimum French level required: Intermediate
To sign up, please fill out the online registration form.

Workshop Description

This workshop is for both novice and experienced gardeners. Enjoy the first bursts of spring by learning how to make your own outdoor seedlings. Bring them back home and be ready to taste your vegetables throughout the summer. Material provided. This workshop is offered by Mrs. France Benoit.

Workshop Goals
- Learn and practise some gardening techniques
- Start with explanatory sheets on the planting of certain vegetables (cabbage, chard, kale, tomatoes, zucchini, etc.)
- Take your seedlings home<

Aurora Borealis (in French)

Capture the colours of the North

Master your photography techniques with photographer Armelle Troussard!
Cost : 100$
Date : cancelled
Minimum French level required: Intermediate
To sign up, please fill out the online registration form.

Workshop Description

This 3-hour workshop (1 hour theory + 2 hour outing) is for both, novice and intermediate amateur photographers wishing to familiarize themselves with or perfect their techniques of northern lights photography. Participants benefit from individual and personalized support during the practical session. Participants are also responsible to organize their transport to the excursion site. The goal of this workshop is for each participant to master settings and composition to take photos of the northern lights, the manual focus for perfectly sharp stars on all night shots, and tips to improve pictures.

Workshop Goals
- Introduction to the specific photography techniques of the northern lights
- Introduction to device settings and protection
- Practical photography session of aurora borealis

Speed Dating

Allow yourself to be charmed in French!

Learn sweet words in other languages to celebrate Love!
Cost : 10$
Date : February 8, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Minimum French level required: Beginner
To sign up, please fill out the online registration form.

Workshop Description

Whether you are single or in a relationship, this workshop will be an opportunity to make wonderful encounters. Discover different ways to flirt around the world through multilingual participatory activities.

Workshop Goals
- Support interaction between different linguistic communities of Yellowknife
- Become familiar with the customs of other countries
- Meet the love of your life (?!)
- Win a gift certificate in a restaurant

Board Games Workshop (Adults only, must register)

Have fun learning French!

With friends or family, play a variety of games, funny or serious, short or long and of all levels. Can you win the game?
Cost: free
Date: January 25, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Minimum French level required: Beginner 
To sign up, please fill out the online registration form.

Workshop Description

Practice French while having fun!

This workshop is for Board game enthusiasts (adults) of all skill levels. You will have the chance to practice French in a fun way, while honing your skills of bluffing and logic! You can take home the rules and knowledge to impress your friends and family during the holidays! May the best win!

Workshop Goals
- Practice French in a fun way

Build your Own Piñata Workshop (Adults and children 3yo and +)

Build your own piñata like in Mexico!

Discover a Mexican Holiday tradition with your family. Come build your own piñata to celebrate a southern tradition. Right here in the North!
Cost : 35 $ /25$ for students presently enrolled in a course, free for children (3yo and more)
Date : November 23 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and November 24 from 10am to 12pm

Workshop Description

A family fun activity!

In this workshop, offered in French, you will learn how to make your own piñata while practicing your French and learning a few Spanish words. Whether you are alone or with your family, you will discover a Mexican Holiday tradition and build a piñata according to your inspiration.

Workshop Goals
- Discover holidays Mexican traditions
- Make your own piñata

Mexican Cooking Workshop (adults only)

Spice up your autumn 

Learn to make easy Mexican recipes and practice your Spanish!
Instructor: Lucero Hernandez

Cost : 60 $ / 30$ for students presently enrolled in Spanish classes
Date : Friday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm

Workshop Description

This workshop is offered to adults and will focus on the practice of the Spanish language while discovering Mexican food. You will learn to make easy recipes that you can try at home to impress your friends and family!

Workshop Goals
- Discover basic Mexican food as well as eating habits
- Introduce easy and typical Mexican recipes
- Practice techniques and culinary tricks
- Taste dishes

¡Buen provecho!