SSJB: a dose of love for our French

SSJB: a dose of love for our French


“French needs love!” says the General President of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society (SSJB), Marie-Anne Alepin. It is to pay a vibrant tribute to our language that a show, hosted by France Castel and Emmanuel Bilodeau, will take place on Saturday evening in Montreal.

France Castel

A few days before Saint -Valentin, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society wanted to spread a little love for French. Here, we forget about political motives or polarizing ideas, the goal is only to create a positive event.

Emmanuel Bilodeau

“French brings everyone together. It's not a question of political parties, ”says Marie-Anne Alepin.

After a first edition presented in June 2021, the SSJB wanted to bring back its show on Saturday evening Declaration of love, for the love of French.

Alfa Rococo

The event will bring together nearly twenty artists of all genres, including Alfa Rococo, Patsy Gallant, Denis Trudel , Fabien Dupuis, Marc Angers, Sarah-Émilie Deschamps and Maud Saint-Germain.

Patsy Gallant

Musicians will also accompany them on the Gesù stage. They will be under the musical direction of Chafiik (Loco Locass).

The guests will deliver different texts to signify their love for the language. We will take this opportunity to pay tribute to René Lévesque, as part of his 100th birthday celebrations.

The show will also feature a dance number and a slam number, delivered by the young Zéphyr Bielinski, 19 years.

Like a balm

“It's a show for everyone of all generations,” says Marie-Anne Alepin. It will do good. We really need love right now. This show is like a balm. At the same time, it makes us discover the beauty of our language and also the strength of our artisans in Quebec. We have powerful texts written by authors who are truly incredible. »

Arrived at the presidency of the SSJB two and a half years ago, Marie-Anne Alepin admits to being very worried about the future of French in Quebec.

« There is no There is no longer anyone who can dispute that it is in decline, in Montreal and even in the regions. If French recedes, it is the end of our culture. You have to work every day to love it. »

♦ The show Declaration of love, for the love of French will take place on Saturday evening , at 7 p.m., at the Gesù. For info: