"Le magicien"

"Nous avons eu le plaisir de travailler avec monsieur Marc Tardif pour un spectacle à notre école. Il y avait 400 élèves présents. Au cours de la représentation, nous avons pu constater le professionnalisme de monsieur Tardif comme magicien ainsi que sa gentillesse comme personne. Il a su captiver nos élèves de la maternelle à la sixème année. L'une des plus belles qualités de monsieur Tardif est sa capacité à transmettre une énergie positive. Son style dynamique a certainement contribué au succès de notre activité à notre école primaire."
Céline Roussel, Professeur d'arts plastiques, École Les Sources, Québec

"Over the years I have been fortunate to see Marc perform for students in many schools on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan. His performances are always a vehicle for important positive messages about over coming challenges and finding fulfillment. His message is delivered in a fun and entertaining way, with much laughter and joie de vivre. Marc engages students in his performance, and they look forward to his return. Marc is a consummate professional, he communicates well with the teacher in charge both before and after his performance.  His outgoing and jovial personality is infectious.  My students have varied in age from grade 1 through grade 10 and all have enjoyed Marc's brand of "magical" motivation. I recommend him most highly." 
Stephanie Hewson, French Language Coordinator, WL Seaton Secondary, Vernon, BC, 250-550-7474 


"In the field of French education,Marc is one of the most highly respected and sought-after educational entertainers in the business. He gets requests from all over the world and for good reason. I have had the pleasure of working with Marc on several different levels. As a Department Head of Modern Languages at Sandwich Secondary School, in LaSalle, Ontario, we often contact Marc to have him come to our school. You can have him come year after year because, as a veteran of the business, he has so many different shows and talents to offer. The students are engaged and both staff and students talk about his shows for years to follow. As the President of Educorock Productions Inc., I had the pleasure of organizing the national touring event called “Frenchstock.”  This event saw the top six French educational performers in Canada present their talents in one live spectacle in sold out theatre shows across the country. When it came time to contacting artists for this extravaganza, Marc Tardif was the first artist we contacted and negotiated with to be on the bill. Frenchstock show after show, Marc was the artist that left the biggest impression on audiences. As the international recording artist “Etienne,” I have shared the stage with Marc.  We have filled theatres and arenas in shows of excess of 5,000 who came to see Marc’s magic in person. On and off the stage, Marc is the consummate professional. Always early, always staying late and always willing to stay and talk to students and teachers."
Steven Langlois (OCT), Department Head of Modern Languages, Sandwich Secondary School, LaSalle


"Nous avons eu la chance d’accueillir Marc Tardif lors de notre Franco-Fête / St-Jean, en juin. Le spectacle, ayant lieu en plein air, devait être attirant afin de rassembler l’audience autour de la scène. La prestance de Marc Tardif, son approche facile et son sens de l’humour ont grandement contribués à faire de ce spectacle un succès dès le départ. Il a su garder l’attention de tous avec des numéros bien rodés qui s’enchaînent sans délais. Il sait se montrer convainquant afin d’emmener la foule à participer et il inclut des sections drôles où tous rient de bon cœur. Mais, c
e qui a le plus été apprécié, c’est qu’il a su s’adapter à notre clientèle bigarrée, comprenant un nombre important de familles exogames (français et anglais). Nous avions engagé Marc Tardif pour offrir un spectacle à notre communauté francophone. Il a su reconnaître la nature multiculturelle de notre communauté et a adapté son discours à cette foule sans toutefois négliger la langue dans laquelle nous voulions avoir le spectacle. Les gens, peu importe leur langue, se sont sentis inclus dans la fête. Plusieurs familles nous ont signifié avoir apprécié ce spectacle. À n’en pas douter, il pourra plaire à plusieurs autres..."
Nathalie Bouchard, Coordonnatrice, Association des francophones de Kitchener-Waterloo C.P. 1028, Waterloo, ON, N2J 4S1, Tél. : 519-746-0337, coordonnatrice@afkw.org, www.afkw.org

 

"We are still talking about your show and how grateful we are to have seen such an amazing performance.  I've been using the theme of magic in my lessons and being able to connect with you, Quebec and the important messages you shared has really made French interesting and our experiences authentic!"
Elvira Fantin, Elvira.Fantin@dpcdsb.org


"Encore un gros merci pour ton animation d’aujourd’hui.  J’espère que tu as entendu les mercis du groupe et que tu retiendras surtout les rires et l’émerveillement des enfants."
Didier Bergeret, Program Coordinator, Language Programs Arts & Science
Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria, Tel 250-721-8511, Email bergeret@uvic.ca


"Thanks so much Marc.You were awesomeand the feedback from the students would certainly indicate that."
Patty Dunn-Robinson, pdunn@office.ldcsb.on.ca


​"Merci d'être venu à notre école. Votre spectacle était magnifique! Tous les élèves l’ont beaucoup aimé."
Samira Kassam, Junior/Intermediate Core French teacher, Unionville Meadows Public School, (905)479-4795


​"Just wanted to take the time to thank you again for a FANTASTIC show!I have heard nothing but great things all day from the staff and kids. What a wonderful opportunity for us to discuss what happened en francais! The students were so eager to tell me about their favourite parts and most of them had so many they could not decide. Your show was truly engaging and inspiring and I would highly recommend you to my colleagues."
Danielle Bowden, OCT, FSL, Corpus Christi School, (905) 897-7037