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Where Are They Now? Où en sont-ils?

February 3rd, 2016|

Have you ever wondered what happens to students who graduate from French language programs? How did learning French enrich their lives and Where Are They Now? To help answer these questions, we spent months searching, contacting, and interviewing over 400 graduates of French immersion, Core French and native Francophone programs in Western Canada. We're now [...]

Jeunes Artistes 2016 – Contest closes February 9th!

January 19th, 2016|

The top 10 students selected for the provincial competition are invited for an all-expenses paid weekend in Vancouver where they will showcase their work and the compete for the top 3 People's Choice Awards! TEACHERS: You could WIN A TABLET for your classroom, simply by organizing Jeunes Artistes in your classroom! >> Register your class [...]

2015 Membership Drive winners

January 6th, 2016|

CPF BC & Yukon’s Membership Drive ran from September 1st – October 31st, 2015. Names were drawn in December 2015, see below for the list of winners! Félicitations to the lucky winners and thank you to everyone who joined or renewed their memberships – remember 80% of each membership fee goes right back to local [...]

Victoria Day Family French Camp at Canoe Island

January 6th, 2016|

Now that we are at the start of a new year, many families are starting to make plans for summer French camps. We will be updating our Camps page as soon as we receive 2016 details from the various French camps throughout the region. In the meanwhile, here is a pre-summer French camp offered in [...]

La Dictée P.G.L.

December 4th, 2015|

WHAT IS LA DICTÉE P.G.L.? La Dictée P.G.L. is a unique and exciting educational project. It is also a fun competition that schools can participate in as well as an international spelling contest. La Grande finale internationale de La Dictée P.G.L. takes place in Montreal in May 2016, following regional events in the months beforehand. [...]

2015 AGM & Conference

December 4th, 2015|

November 13-15, 2015, Richmond, BC With delegates coming in from all across the BC & Yukon region, a great roster of workshops and speakers, as well as amazing special guests and legacy members present, our Annual Conference and AGM was impactful and an all ‘round success. Choosing between workshops such as Governance, Risk [...]

December 2015 Chapter Update: Chapter Happenings

December 3rd, 2015|

Cranbrook/Fernie Chapter Each year, the Cranbrook/ Fernie Chapter of CPF enters a French Immersion float in the Cranbrook Christmas parade. This year’s event took place on November 30 and was a great success, the kids loved waving from the float with Bonhomme walking and waving alongside! The French Immersion float helps to keep [...]

Resources for children following Paris attacks

November 30th, 2015|

Several resources were developed to help children in France and around the world understand and cope with the tragic events of November 13th in Paris. Here are links to a few of them:   • Bayard Jeunesse (links to materials for youth aged 5 to university level) http://www.bayard-jeunesse.com/Actualites/Attentats-de-Paris-des-documents-pour-aider-les-enfants-et-les-adolescents-a-comprendre English pamphlet: http://www.bayard-jeunesse.com/content/download/985087/28960217/version/1/file/The-terrorist-attacks-in-Paris-Astrapi.pdf • Le P'tit Libé [...]

French and bilingual contests and competitions

November 23rd, 2015|

Entering contests and competitions in French are great ways for students to express themselves en français, learn something new and have a chance at winning fantastic prizes! Here are a few recent contests that are being offered to students in BC & Yukon and across Canada, including our very own JEUNES ARTISTES creative arts competition! [...]

French-language film resources

November 18th, 2015|

Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment! Here are some resources to help you find French films to watch with your kids on DVD or online: Check your library for selections from past chapter-hosted film festivals such as Le Coq de St Victor, [...]