Druide Extends its Support for the Ligue nationale d’improvisationApril 16, 2018
Druide informatique and its subsidiary Éditions Druide have announced their continued support for the Théâtre de la ligue nationale d’improvisation (LNI), extending it for another five years. By contributing to this well-known cultural institution, Druide intends to recognize the commendable use of French by participants in the LNI’s exciting matches.
The LNI is a professional theatre company dedicated to the production, staging and promotion of “improvisation matches.” The LNI runs activities for primary, secondary, high-school and university students, providing them with an introduction to culture while also stimulating their creativity. These activities reach more than 50,000 people each year.
Continuing its patronage of the LNI is a way for Druide not only to passionately pursue its educative goals, but also to encourage the inspired use of the French language—a most precious resource. As has been the case for the last two years, the participant who has made the best use of French at the end of every match will be awarded an Antidote Star. At the end of the season, the participant with the most awards will receive the Antidote Cup.
In addition, Éditions Druide will continue to celebrate World Book Day with LNI audience members by introducing them to a work of Quebec literature. In 2018, audience members at the April 23 match at Club Soda will receive a free copy of À cause des garçons by author Samuel Larochelle.
“When Druide told us they would be renewing their support before our current agreement had even come to an end, we were completely taken aback,” admitted François-Étienne Paré, artistic director of the LNI. “They’re setting a great example!” he added with a smile.
Tickets are still available for the match on April 23 (including the opportunity to meet Samuel Larochelle). Just visit lepointdevente.com or call 514-286-1010.
Druide informatique produces and markets Antidote, the most complete writing assistance software suite available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. The company is also the creator of WebElixir, a quality assurance service for websites. In addition to its software, Druide publishes French-language literature and reference works through its subsidiary, Éditions Druide.