Here is the 2013-2014 Calendar for Gaspé English Section.
At the Gaspé Campus, you can enjoy activities involving the participation of a number of colleges in Québec. They give you the opportunity to discover other regions and build ties with students from throughout Québec who share your interests.
Do you enjoy drawing and storytelling? Are you interested in comic strips? Every year, Cégep BD helps talented young comic strip artists to get launched. It will make it possible for you to be coached by an experienced comic strip artist, who will be your mentor all year long, giving advice and commenting on your work. Moreover, Cégep BD organizes the annual 48hBD, a weekend of workshops that will allow you to deepen your personal approach. The event takes place at the Valleyfield college. If you participate in the Cégep BD contest, you could also win one of the prizes awarded for best creations.
Cégeps en spectacle
Cégeps en spectacle is a performing arts competition that promotes the French language. Since its creation, it has launched the careers of many famous artists, including Vincent Vallières, Ariane Moffat and Jonathan Painchaud. Now it's your turn to get on stage. Are you dreaming of a career as an artist or a stage technician? Do you just want to express yourself in music, humour, circus or theatre? Cégeps en spectacle will give you a unique chance to create your own number and present it in public.
College Film Award
Passionate about film? The Quebec College Film Awards gives groups of college students a chance to screen five Quebec films from the last year that were chosen by a committee of experts. The students have to select three films. One representative from each cégep is then invited to participate in province-wide discussions in Montreal in order to choose the winning film. The award is given to its director by a student the following spring, during the televised Jutra Awards gala.
College Students'Literary Awards
Every year, groups of students from different colleges meet to discuss selected works of Quebec fiction published during the preceding year, and that they have read attentively. Guided by their teacher, they discuss the qualities and the merits of the works to decide which Quebec author will receive the award. Any student, great reader or not, can participate.
Intercollege Poetry Anthology
The Intercollege Poetry Anthology is a yearly collection of creations by students from all over the province. To be published in the anthology, you must send in a poem to the Service à la vie étudiante on a topic of your choice. Three poems are then chosen by a local jury for publication in the spring. There is also a contest, where three authors of poems in the anthology share $1300 in bursaries.
Intercollege Snow Sculpture Competition
It's cold, everyone is freezing, but that doesn't stop the shovels. Every winter, around the end of January, the Rivière-du-Loup Cégep organizes a snow sculpture competition that brings together teams from about fifteen Quebec colleges. Participants choose a theme and create a sculpture out of a chunk of snow over 8 feet high! The winning teams share over $2500 in bursaries.
Intercollege Writing Marathon
Every year the Rimouski Cégep gathers together students who are passionate about creative writing, for a 24-hour writing marathon. Participants are invited to express themselves on an original theme during free writing periods alternating with creative workshops led by authors. A literary contest is also organized during the event. The first prize text is published in the Le Devoir newspaper.
Science, on tourne!
Science on tourne! is the only college level scientific and technical competition. Students take on a scientific challenge that seems nutty, but which is really very complex, concrete and highly educational. Science on tourne! is offered as a complementary course to students enrolled in Natural Sciences at the Gaspé campus, and as an extracurricular activity for all students.
To Sign Up
Contact Sophie Audet, Student Life Counsellor
418 368-2201, ext. 1439
The Marcel Bujold Sports Complex at the Gaspé Campus has facilities for a vast range of competitive and recreational sports activities. The student’s club, L’Esquif, and the Residence also proposes numerous outdoor activities.
The Cégep offers you many opportunities to develop your competitive sports potential. At the Gaspé campus, the competative sports teams, the Bleu Marin are involved in the following sports:
- Mixed Badminton
- College Swimming
- Women's Soccer
- Men's Soccer
- Mixed Ultimate Frisbee
- Men's Volleyball
- Women's Volleyball
Our Sports Teams Offer
- Supervision by a certified coach;
- Two 1½ hour training periods a week;
- Supplementary training (techniques, cardiovascular, plyometrics, body building, videos, etc.);
- Participation in at least three tournaments per year.
$65 per session
Our Coaching Team
|Women's Soccer||Mathieu Benoit|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Charles-André Ouimette|
|Men's Volleyball||Gilles Chapados|
|Women's Volleyball||Chloé Godeau-Munger|
To Sign Up
Sophie Audet, Student Life Counsellor
418 368-2201 ext. 1439
If you prefer recreational sports activities, the Marcel-Bujold Sports Pavilion offers a wide range of courses in aerobics, dancing, swimming, and martial arts.
An indoor climbing centre is also available to climbers. You can take a beginners' course, obtain your credits, and work on your technique during free climb time.
For more information, see the Marcel-Bujold Sports Pavilion page or contact Carmelle Mathurin, SAP Programming Head.
At the Gaspé Campus, there are many sociocultural activities that will help you develop your talents and explore your creativity. In addition to the activities offered by the Student Services, you are encouraged to propose your own activities. Sophie Audet, Student Life Advisor, will be delighted to help you set up your project.
The Intercultural Group is a forum for discussion and dialogue between students from different cultures. It organises numerous activities to help the College community discover the riches of interculturality. Shows, world cuisine, stands providing information about traditions that exist elsewhere: the Group is the ideal place to share your own experience and learn about others while meeting students from around the world.
To reach the Intercultural Group
418 368-2201, ext. 8071
Are you dreaming of being an actor, or working behind the camera? The film club will make it possible for you to experience all the steps involved in producing a film. Every year, the people who have signed up participate in creating a short film scenario together. The approximately ten minute-long work is shot at the end of the session, supervised by an experienced director.
L'Esquif Outdoor Club
L'Esquif Outdoor Club organizes and promotes outdoor activities on weekends, such as sea kayaking, adventure racing, hiking, back country skiing, etc. You will discover new and marvelous things to do in the most beautiful Gaspesian scenery. Do you have suggestions, or do you want to organize an outdoor activity? Get involved in L'Esquif!
You can also find us on Facebook!
Are you a musician or a singer? If so, join the Music Club! This group allows all students who play an instrument or sing to share their passion. The club offers you the opportunity to meet artists, participate in training, go to shows and concerts. You can be a part of stimulating music projects. You will have access to a practice room, and whenever you need it, you can take advantage of a resource person's supervision and advice.
Gaspé Improvisation League
Do you dream of being a raging success on stage, do you enjoy storytelling, are you looking for somewhere to let it all hang out? The Gaspé Improvisation League is here! Every Friday evening, two of the four improvisation teams engage in a vigourous face-off. Players must use stinging talk-back, be sharp, or use colourful characters if they want the audience on their side.
If you're in the Gaspé Improvisation League, you can also join the Bleu Marin college team to take on other cégeps at tournaments.
A beginners and selection camp is offered free in early fall, at the student café Chez Oscar.
Le Chameau Theatre Company
Le Chameau Theatre Company will make it possible for you to experience the excitement of the stage and participate in the whole process of creating a theatrical production. Supervised by an experienced producer, develop your acting techniques and get involved in making scenery and costumes and doing makeup. In early spring, you'll get your reward when four performances will be given in public.
Go to the first meeting to get the information on the upcoming project. Excerpts of the play will be handed out then. Casting takes place the following week, with a group reading of the excerpts. This allows the producer to get an idea of each person's potential (voice, volume, intonation, etc.).
Student Radio makes it possible for cegep students to be heard on all sorts of topics: the arts, politics, social issues, culture, etc. It also contributes to the Student Café atmosphere by playing a wide range of music according to the hosts' varied tastes. You can host your own theme show or broadcast short messages about events at the Cégep. A student committee decides on the programming, discusses the content of the shows decides and what kind of music should be played. A resource person supports the team as it learns and offers training.
Ecological Groupe Uni-vert
Do you care about the environment? Join Uni-vert, the ecological action and awareness-raising group. In addition to informing students about problems having to do with pollution and wastefulness, the members of the committee take hands-on action in the college and show documentaries. It is important to raise awareness and apply daily actions to respect the environment. Do your share for the planet by joining Uni-vert!
To Sign Up
Sophie Audet, Student Life Counsellor
418 368-2201, ext. 1439
The student association works on defending the rights and interests of the Gaspé campus students. It supports many projects and activities in order to energize student life. You can speak and vote at the student association general meetings, where subjects discussed affect students' daily lives. It is important to attend the meetings. Feel free to consult the executive committee members to share your suggestions and comments, since they represent you all year.