Shawna has been a member of CPF since 2011 when her oldest daughter started kindergarten. She has participated in the Cranbrook Fernie Chapter board as a Director, Secretary Treasurer and President and is committed to supporting our children in their learnings of French Canadian language and culture.
Carmen has been passionate about bilingualism since her academic exchanges to Québec and France. She has been involved as an advocate for effective, inclusive French programs since 2002, both as a CPF volunteer and, later, Vice-President of the Tri-Cities Chapter. She joined the Branch board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting in Halifax, N.S.
Spencer is a French immersion graduate who has seen first-hand the many avenues that multilingualism can offer. “The magic of communicating and connecting with people in a foreign country or place in a foreign language is why I support CPF and its values,” he says.
“I believe French immersion gives students the opportunity to become global citizens and international, multilingual thinkers — who wouldn’t support that?”