French students from grades 9 to 12 will gather at the Cochrane RancheHouse for an interactive French event.

The event is being held with hopes of expanding the knowledge that the students have on French after school, as well as providing keynote speakers and workshops.

Local forum coordinator, Trish Rognvaldson says the event gives the opportunity for the 200 students attending to practice their French outside of the classroom. 

"They get a name tag that has the two workshops that they get to participate in and after the keynote speech. The students go to their workshops, which are 40 minutes each. This year we're doing yoga, line dancing, visual art, improv, jeopardy, and they get to meet students from other schools, from other school divisions. They get to have some fun speaking French."

"What we see in the western provinces is less resources, less opportunities like this for students, for teachers to bring their students to. So we're really excited that these are happening in Alberta."

French for the Future puts on approximately 15 Local Forums and has done so for the last 20 years.

Every event aims to be unique and relate to the community that hosts them.