Grants:TPS/Amqui/Annual Alberta French Congress and Contribution Day

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User name
User location (country)
Event name
Annual Alberta French Congress and Contribution Day
Event Web site
Event date(s)
18-20 Oct 13
Event location (city)
Edmonton, Alberta
Amount requested (remember to specify currency!)
CAD 1015.70
WikiFranca, Wikimedia Canada

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel: CAD 222.60
  • Accommodation: CAD 120 per night x 3 nights = CAD 360
  • Meals: CAD 70 per day x 3.33 days = CAD 233.10
  • Access to Internet and electricity at the Fair of the Congress: CAD 200 (estimate and I'm currently trying to negotiate to have it for free or at a lower price since it's for a non-profit organization)

Proposed Participation[edit]

The Congrès annuel de la francophonie albertaine (Annual Alberta French Congress) called "Rond-Point" will be held October 18 and 19th in Edmonton, Alberta. As part of this congress a Foire sur les services en français (Fair on French services) is held where different organizations have stands to display all services offered in French to Alberta residents. I will have a booth both days of the fair to show Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Canada activities and to explain the different Wikimedia projects in French.

Following the congress and as part of the Mois international de la contribution au sein de la francophonie (International Francophone Contribution Month) where different contribution days or edithatons are organized throughout the French-speaking countries, I will organize a contribution day in Edmonton on October 20th in La Cité francophone d'Edmonton (Edmonton's French community centre). Publicity of the event will be done through French communities networks' and with the Centre collégial of the University of Alberta (French college part of the Unervity of Alberta), but also during the fair of the congress at the booth.

Goal and Expected Impact[edit]

  • Outreach to French contributors where French is a minority language in Canada, but where the French communities are alive and relatively important
  • Teach new contributors how to contribute to Wikipedia
  • Improve quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles
  • Improve Wikimedia projects, Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Canada's visibility
  • Build relations between Wikimedia Canada and French Canadian organizations and institutions
  • Establish Wikimedia Canada as a chapter for all Canadians in both official languages Canada-wide
  • Attract new contributors for Wikimedia projects
  • Recruit new members for Wikimedia Canada

Measures of success[edit]

  • New and improved articles
  • New contributors