Les Saveurs du Théâtre and École oraliste : A Tremendous Success

August 12, 2016 by Andrée Boisclair
The Les Saveurs du Théâtre benefit for Fondation Sourdine is only one proof amongst many of the tremendous success of students of École oraliste school and their talents.

At the 17th Les Saveurs du Théâtre event, held on May 9 under honorary president Benoît Robert, president and CEO of Quebecor’s Sports and Entertainment Group, some 300 people gathered for an imaginary journey through Egypt. Their trip started at Théâtre de la Bordée, where students of École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds performed La lubie de Cléopâtre, a spoken-language play written especially for them.

The trip, hosted by Pierre Jobin, anchor for TVA’s Nouvelles Québec, continued with a gourmet stop at Hotel PUR Quebec, where a brigade of respected chefs had prepared a taste experience inspired by Egyptian customs. Sellena Racine, an École oraliste student, gave a singing performance, and former student Samuel Lanouette and his mother Suzie Raynauld delivered an inspiring testimonial. The event was imbued with sensitivity and contagious generosity.

A silent auction with exceptional prizes made a significant contribution to the $101,186 raised, which will help achieve the goal of the Votre don fera parler! campaign. There is also a new major donor, a Bâtisseur Émérite partner: Industrial Alliance.

A unique and important evening for the future of these youths! Thank you for your contribution!

For 15 years, École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds has welcomed students seeking to make big strides in their learning and language abilities. With the newfound confidence this instills, they then go back to the school of their choice to continue their education.

While following the program of Ministère de l’Éducation, the École oraliste has developed a unique pedagogical model that combines creativity and a broad world view, with a focus on the pleasure of reading and writing. It also encourages discussion and self-expression as students’ thinking becomes increasingly sophisticated.

École oraliste is well-known for the exceptional success rate of its students. The last 15 years have shown that hearing-impaired or deaf students who attend the school for a short or long period have moved on to graduate high school before starting a CEGEP or university program.

With their high success rate, École oraliste students are comparable not to students with difficulties or special education needs, but to mainstream students. Talk about outstanding results!

École oraliste is open to any student with hearing loss, free of charge.

Andrée Boisclair, Director
École oraliste pour enfants malentendants ou sourds
1090 René-Lévesque Ouest Blvd., Quebec City, QC G1S 1V5
418-263-5189 | info@ecoleoraliste.qc.ca