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Haitian Creole Bootcamp with Gloria!
Haitian Creole Bootcamp with Gloria!

Sat, Apr 18


KCR Community Resources

Haitian Creole Bootcamp with Gloria!

Internationally renown Haitian Creole language instructor Gloria Guignard Board is coming to beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia!

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Apr 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T2, Canada

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Jump Start your Haitian Creole with Gloria Guignard Board!

This one-day, 8 hour intensive bootcamp is an excellent opportunity to jumpstart or boost your Haitian Creole to help build relationship with Haitians.   Ideal for adoptive parents, travellers to Haiti, and those who work and serve in Haiti.

Your registration fee includes free access to the Learn Haitian Creole with Gloria video download program and a copy of Gloria's Learn Haitian Creole workbook - a value of $175USD.  

Lunch is NOT included in the registration fee.   However, once registrations are confirmed, we may coordinate a purchased lunch option for those registered.

Participants are to bring:

- Bottled water 

- Pen or pencil 

- Snack + Lunch

- Phone or other device to record teachings  

Out of Town Travelers:

Kelowna can be accessed by air.   Kelowna International Airport (YLW) serves over 2 million passengers annually and offers more than 70 daily non-stop commercial flights with nine airlines and is the 10th busiest airport in Canada.

If travelling by vehicle, please follow this link for directions to Kelowna Community Resources: 

Kelowna Attractions:

For those wanting to make a weekend out of their stay in Kelowna, here are a few ideas:

  1. Check out our energetic downtown and beautiful waterfront boardwalk.  
  2. Go on a tour of the many local Okanagan wineries, restaurantscraft breweries, cideries, and distilleries
  3. Hit the trails by bike, visit the historic Myra Canyon Trestles, or hike to the top of a mountain. 
  4. Visit the farms, orchards, markets, or many local restaurants for delicious seasonal products grown right here. 

About Gloria


Gloria was born in the Bahamas, a nation with 50% Haitians, to Haitian parents. She is fluent in both Haitian Creole, her first language, and English.  In 2004-2005 Gloria took several courses at Fontbonne University in St Louis, Missouri, to learn how to teach her son, who was born deaf, how to speak clearly, read, and understand both the written and spoken language of English. Several years into doing ministry in Haiti, Gloria’s friends, missionaries, and people adopting from Haiti asked her to teach them creole. After trying different programs which did not lead to lasting results, Gloria put together her own curriculum and practiced on over 200 individuals, one-on-one via Skype, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime. Soon multiple churches and organizations noted the success of the program and had their missionaries contact Gloria for creole lessons. She soon developed the Learn Haitian Creole with Gloria program whereby she implemented all that she had learned in her speech and hearing courses to provide a stronger foundation and to help people become more confident and fluent in their communication skills.

Since then more people serving and adopting from Haiti have used her books, Learn Haitian Creole with Gloria Level I and Learn Haitian Creole with Gloria Level II and her video program available on Vimeo. Her students have developed better creole skills and deeper relationships with Haitians thus having a lasting effect in the community they serve and with their adopted child. 


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