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Women's Day: Read about women of colour in France and Black History Month. 03/21 👩

This month's newsletter is packed full of news and resources, including a busy month of presential and online events. We've been busy working on a wide range of projects and have been working hard to revamp our Instagram account. March has also been full of special calendar dates to commemorate and celebrate. Black History Month was in February in Canada and we keep the conversation going on our social media and in this issue. March was also about gender equality with the celebration of Women's Day, as well as a month filled with French events for International French Language Day. We hope you find this month's issue interesting! 
News Snapshot
Black History Month
Last month was Black History Month in Canada. People were invited to participate in festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. If you missed it, learn all about it here.
The role of BC's Black Pioneers in shaping the vision of Canada
The history of the Black pioneers forms an integral part in understanding Canada’s multicultural society today. Learn about their fascinating story and how they helped shape the West here.
Native languages dying out in Kenya
A new hybrid language called Sheng - a mix of Swahili, English, and 42 local languages - gains popularity among the urban youth of the East African country at the cost of local mother tongues. An article shared by FIT.
Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies
An interesting article shared by STIBC last month for International Mother Language Day explaining the repercussions of language extinction and why it is so important we continue fighting for linguistic diversity.     
Dictionary of Francophones
The "Dictionary of Francophones" (DDF) is officially launched! This digital reference tool with more than 400,000 words and 600,000 definitions will continue to be enriched by users from all over the French-speaking world.
Who counts as a speaker of a language?
A thought-provoking TED talk from Anna Babel, Spanish professor at Ohio State University, about the intricate relationship between language and social categories, and how they shape and influence the way we see and ultimately judge each other.  
Do we think differently in different languages?
We love the video shared by the ATIA this month about how language shapes the way we see the world. Have you ever stopped a minute to consider whether this is the case for you? We bet it is! And has your vision of the world changed because you speak different languages and have different gateways into different cultures? It's a fascinating subject and one that can provide answers to a lot of questions.
LingoStar Highlights
Over the past couple of months, we've been working hard on our Instagram account to give it a new identity. It's had a facelift, and we think it looks great! Check it out! Our work continues right across our other social media platforms. Our aim is always to share news and stories related to the linguistic, cultural, societal and psychological aspects of our work and industry. We hope you find them of value!
LingoStar Focus & Projects
It's been a busy month and we've focused on so many projects and languages that there are simply too many to detail them all below. In line with our newsletter focus this month, here's a snapshot of what we've been up to!
LingoStar Blogs & Star Stories
LingoStar Versatile Projects
If you´ve ever wondered what kind of services a Translation Company provides, our recent blog post offers an overview of our work at LingoStar. From translation to voice recording and phonetic breakdown in a multitude of languages and for various industry fields… It never gets dull!
Click here to view this blog post!
Are women of colour in France leading the fight against racism?
If you want to know more about how women of colour are increasingly leading the fight against racism in France, read our latest blog post!
Click here to view this blog post!
Special Calendar Dates Coming Up
  • April 1 – April Fool’s Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday (statutory holiday)
  • April 4 – Easter Sunday (Easter Long Weekend)
  • April 5 – Easter Monday
  • April 22 – Earth Day
Events Coming Up
AILIA 2021 Virtual Conference
April 9 - 10am to 6pm ET
Held virtually for the first time, the event will bring together industry leaders to discuss the state of the localization industry in Canada and abroad, with a focus on emerging trends.
BP21 Translation Conference
Online, April 20-23
An annual international conference for freelance translators and interpreters, welcoming newbies and old-timers alike! 
Inclusive Language: Should We Worry About It?
Apr 21, 12pm - 1pm ET
Save the date! The webinar description is yet to be added but this should be a good one to register for! 
Sylvie Peltier's exhibition is at Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver. Her work explores the richness and complexity of nature. Sylvie loves to share a softer and more luminous view of the world. Here, she has experimented with the interplay of lily pads, reeds, and water and the mysterious abstract motifs they create.
After a tremendous success in Paris, Imagine Van Gogh opened in Montréal in 2019 followed by Québec and Winnipeg in 2020, and Vancouver, Edmonton and Boston in 2021.
Easter in Vancouver
Head over to Vancouver's Best Places website to find out what's on over the Easter weekend! Events happening include Easter Animal Safari at Maan Farms, Peteys Easter Drive-Thru Eggstravaganza, and Easterfest at Taves Farms.
Chiiliwack TulipFest 2021
We had to include this event simply for the visual pleasure of such a beautiful display of colours! Chilliwack TulipFest are hopeful to open their fields for their 15th season this April! They plan to have some modifications to their usual operations so check their website for updates over the next week or so!
April 16-30
This year, experience the amazing music, dance and joyful spirit of Festival du Bois at home, in your own cabane. It’s all free, and it all starts Friday, April 16 at 5pm! Exclusive concerts by brilliant music-makers from across Canada, special Children’s Programming for kids of all ages, artist interviews, and fun and engaging videos!
Get in touch!
Thanks for your interest in our services and stay tuned for more interesting articles. If you need professional translation, interpretation services, or voice-overs, make sure to get a free quote at lingo-star.com.

Feel free to call us at 604-629-8420 or email us at info@lingo-star.com for more information. We are here to help.

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