The Forest of Reading is celebrating its French Language Programs and what a party it will be. Come and celebrate Le prix Mélèze and Le prix Tamarac on May 22nd, 2024, at Harbourfront Centre. This amazing French-language field trip opportunity is new this year and we are excited to celebrate with 500+ young people.

Come join the fun! Unlike other years when the French programs were part of the Forest of Reading Festival, it was decided to celebrate our French programs separately in a different format for them to have their own spotlight.

Fête de la Forêt de la lecture attendees can:

  • Attend 1 digital ceremony hosted in person by TFO’s very own Josée Leblanc with a surprise winning author at the end.
  • Choose between two exclusive workshop options: The fantastic author and host Mireille Messier has something exciting planned OR get the inside scoop from the Mélèze & Tamarac winning authors themselves.
  • Take pictures at the photo wall, get temporary tattoos, work on a craft and even buy Forest of Reading merchandise.
  • Shop for their favourite books at the Tinlids store that will have all the nominees’ books, plus some others. 

The day will go quickly! Be sure to pack your lunch and attendees can eat their lunches outside on the Harbourfront Campus. We look forward to hosting you.

Information on arriving by bus.

Here is the schedule of events:

Le prix Meleze Award Logo

Day Schedule

10:30-11:15am – Le prix Mélèze Ceremony Screening following with a winning author there in person to present to the crowd. (SOLD OUT)


Le prix Tamarac Award Logo

Day Schedule

12-1pm – Le prix Tamarac Ceremony Screening following with the winning authors there in person to present to the crowd.

BUY YOUR TICKETSTickets will be on sale February 15th through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office and will be $25/ticket. All people on site must have a ticket to enter the ceremony and workshop venues. Please note the Harbourfront Centre Staff are not bilingual so please ensure someone can communicate in English for the purchasing of French programs.


*All tickets must be sold by April 1st to ensure that this event moves forward. Please do not delay purchasing your tickets.*Workshops with the authors will be in large venues of ~200 seats and will be first-come-first-served. No sign up is required ahead of time.*Some attending Authors will be disclosed by May 5th, but the winners attending are of course a surprise!