About Us

CPF Kelowna and District Chapter covers largely the SD23's boundaries. There are six FI elementary schools, one middle school and one high-school offering French Immersion. There is no Late FI, only Early FI Program.


As decided by the AGM General Elections in October 2015, CPF Kelowna and District Chapter has a new Executive:

President: Abbey Westbury (DWE)

Vice-President (and Contact Person): Ana-Maria Covaser (Casorso and KLO)

Secretary: Abbey Westbury (DWE)

Treasurer (interim): Corinne Obst (GPE)

Members at large: Aylin Uyaniker, Bulent Uyaniker (GPE)



mail: cpfkelownachapter@yahoo.com

Facebook page: CPF Kelowna and District Chapter

Blog: cpfkelownachapter.wordpress.com

Chapter News

October 3rd, 2016

Regional French Immersion
Public Consultation Meetings

Central Okanagan Public School families are invited...

Monday, October 17, 6:00-8:00pm
École KLO Middle, School Library
Tuesday, October 18, 6:00-8:00pm
Hollywood Road Education Centre, Room 2
Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00
Mount Boucherie Secondary School, Multi-Purpose Room

Redesigning Opportunity for Language Learning in Central Okanagan Public Schools

With more than 2,300 students registered in the French Immersion program this year, and numbers steadily growing, the School District has made a commitment to review the current delivery structure of the French Immersion Program and explore other options in order to design optimal language learning experiences for our students (K-12).

To do this, the Board of Education brought together a Task Force comprised of parents, teachers,
principals, vice-principals, district staff, trustees and community partners to review options to guide future planning. The Task Force met six times during the 2015-2016 school year and were committed to developing a plan that was learner focused – students learning with language
proficiency and cultural understanding – and one that presented inclusive, accessible, flexible, sustainable and well-resourced options for the Board of Education's consideration. As a result,
the Task Force co-designed multiple options which addressed short term needs and long-term
goals. Options were presented to the Board of Education and stakeholders in May of 2016. This
concluded Phase One of the Consultation Process.

The Board of Education is now beginning Phase Two of the Public Consultation Process. Three
Regional Public Consultation meetings will be held to consider the strengths, opportunities and
challenges of the Dr. Knox Middle option and Springvalley Middle option.
Public comment and input will be collected and collated to help inform the Board of Education.
Both options include possibilities for opening additional dual track middle schools, offering second entry points to the Immersion Program (adding middle and/or late immersion to our already established early immersion intake), as well as potentially creating single track French Immersion
elementary schools.

A public survey will also be made available online to collect public comment and input. The Board of Education will consider all evidence and input before making a final decision that best meets the needs of students in the District.
October 1st, 2016

I hope you had a good start of a new school year in French Immersion!

Here is the first exciting event of the Fall. the French Book Fair at CCFO:

Summer Camp Assistant Volunteer (French Immersion)

Do you love the outdoors? Like kids? Speak French? We’re looking for you!
Canadian Parents for French is looking for two volunteers to help with a new, one-week French Immersion Wilderness Skills day camp for kids ages 7-12.
Camp dates are July 18-22nd, from 8:45-3:45, daily.
What’s in it for you:
• Learn incredible wilderness survival skills
• Gain experience in a work environment
• Build up your team-leading skills
• Help to create the fun and educational highlight of the summer for a great group of kids!
• Earn volunteer credits that can be applied toward your next school year

You’ll be expected to:
• Help the instructors prepare and run activities
• Provide support and encouragement for children who may be tentative
• Assist with small projects that the instructors may require
• Have fun!

You have:
• Experience with kids (babysitting is a plus!)
• Interest in nature and wilderness
• Strong conversational French abilities
• Enthusiasm, patience and a positive attitude
• The ability to contribute to a team

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply with a cover letter (and resume, if you’ve got one!) to:
Please write Volunteer in the subject line.
Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm, Friday, June 24th
Thanks for your interest! We will contact you if you’ve been selected for an interview.


Summer Camp Assistant Leader (Bilingual)

Do you love the outdoors? Love teaching? Speak French? We’re looking for you!
Canadian Parents for French is hiring an Assistant Leader to help with a new, one-week French Immersion Wilderness Skills day camp for kids ages 7-12.
Camp dates are July 18-22nd
What’s in it for you:
The opportunity to learn incredible survival skills (making fire, shelter, and food only from what you can find in the wild), and to practice your team-leading abilities. Helping to create the fun and educational highlight of the summer for a great group of kids!

You’ll be expected to:
• Help the instructor prepare and run activities
• Lead some activities (with guidance from Instructor and assistance from team members)
• Provide support and encouragement for children who may be tentative
• Ensure the safety of the campers
• Have fun!

The successful candidate will have or be:
• Previous experience with kids (leading kids in group settings an asset)
• Interest in nature and wilderness skills (previous experience an asset)
• Strong conversational French abilities, as this camp will be run in French (Dogwood certificate an asset)
• Demonstrated leadership abilities, including patience, a positive attitude
• An enthusiastic and energetic team player
• Mature, hardworking and organized, with excellent interpersonal skills
Valid First Aid Certificate is an asset
Criminal Record Check submission will be required

Rate of pay will be based on experience, Dates of employment are July 18-22nd (37.5 hours, total).

Interested Applicants are encouraged to apply with resume and cover letter to:
Please write Assistant Leader Application in the subject line.
Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm, Friday, June 24th
We thank you for your interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Registration for our FRENCH IMMERSION WILDERNESS CAMP is now open!

Camp Dates:
July 18-22 (ENTERING GRADES 1-6) and July 25-29 (ENTERING GRADES 7-9)

Camp Address:
5325 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna (Camp Dunlop campus)

You can find all the information, as well as the registration forms here:


Here’s a link to the online registration form:


Here’s a link to the printable registration form:


You can pay by:

1. Cheque, payable to CPF Kelowna and District
Mail to:
Canadian Parents for French
4525 Sallows Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 4C2

2. E-Transfer to: cpfkelownachapter@yahoo.ca

3. PayPal

Wilderness Day Camp Payment
CPF Member Price $190.00 CAD
Non-Member Price $225.00 CAD

Due to insurance and liability requirements, please read the CPF Camp Handbook:


More, we would kindly ask you to read, print and sign the Liability Waiver:


The waiver is printable, and includes the release for medical treatment. We will have printed copies at the sign in spot on the first day, so that parents can sign the waiver in front of a CPF representative as a witness. No camper will be allowed to participate without a signed waiver.

If you have any questions about the Camp, about CPF Kelowna or CPF membership, don't hesitate to contact us, cpfkelownachpater@yahoo.ca.

Merci, and Enjoy!

Our first CPF Kelowna sponsored Summer Camp is here!

See the poster attached in Resource Files.

Registration is open! Make sure you have a valid CPF Membership to benefit from the discount. It's pretty exciting, our team has worked very hard to make this happen. We can't wait for you to join us!


Ana-Maria Covaser, anacovaser@shaw.ca