COMMUNITY & CELEBRATIONS2017-05-29T20:47:49-07:00



Name: Cabane à Sucre (Sugar Shack!)


Description: The event included, song, dance and maple taffy! A local chef helped out at the event, and students from the various schools led events and activities.

Age: All ages.

Impact: CPF partnered with four schools to “bring French out of the classroom and into the community.”

Organizing Notes: n/a

Contact: CPF Comox

Category: Community


Name: French Cultural Night “Festival de Famille”

Description: Two compelling live French musical groups! Angela Roy – a sneak-peak performance in anticipation of her school visits scheduled the following month in January, and local musicians Les Copains du nord headlined with traditional Quebecois, Acadian and Cajun music for families.

Age: Elementary School

Impact: Brining families together to speak French together and participate in an affordable and dynamic event!

Organizing Notes: Timing: Fall, extracurricular; Advertising:backpack notices, facebook event, community posters,membership email. Est. Number of students/community members reached: 225. 2 trustees were invited; Target audience: Core French, French Immersion, Francophone;Est.# volunteer hours spent on event: ; Actual event cost: $600; Total financial support approved by CPF BC -Yukon:$380; Revenue generated: $300; What media presence did you have at this event or as a result of it? Terrace Standard newspaper printed a colour photo and event summary; Other notes:Involved activiies like: a) Photos with Bonhomme de Neige ( very popular- many families using the image for Christmas cards!)

b) Crepe canteen -The canteen sold over 300 crepes, and donations were collected to support future French cultural entertainment to the NW.

Contact: CPF Terrace

Category: Culinary, community


Name: “Amuse-toi bien” kits

Description: The kits are a collection of games and activities for families where French is not the dominate language at home or in theclass. Amuse-toi bien! is a special aide designed specifically fornon-French speaking children.

Age: Elementary School

Impact: Designed for the youngest students,introduces French vocabulary so that the children feel less threatened in any FSL learning environment.

Organizing Notes:

Contact: CPF Whitehorse

Category: Education


Name: CPF Booth at Shredfest Festival (Sponsoring an Event)

Description: CPF organized a station at community festival “Shredfest.”

Age: All ages.

Impact: Presence at a local event allows the chance to speak with students and their parents in a relaxed setting, and be visible in the community.

Organizing Notes: Timing: March; Venue:Shredfest at Shames Mtn; Other Notes: Our logo appeared on the Shredfest t-shirts, but we need some form of advertising give-aways if we do this next year. Like stickers, tattoos, swag of some sort to raise the profile of CPF. Something that would create more awareness of what French programming is available in our community. (French Immersion, Francophone school, core French, French community programming).

Contact: CPF Terrace

Category: Community events, active living


Name: Cabane à Sucre at Winterfest

Description: “Terrace and Kitimat Canadian Parents for French invite you to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of cross-country skiing, snow sculpturing, sledding, snow shoe obstacle course, French music and Tire D’Erables – Maple Taffy!”

Age: Elementary school/All ages

Impact: Encourages kids to celebrate traditionally french-speaking events, celebrating the language they are learning.

Organizing Notes: Timing: Sunday, March 03, 1-4pm; Venue:Onion Lake Cross-country Ski Trails; Cost:Free entry for CPF Member Families, non-members $5.oo/Family

Contact: CPF Terrace

Category: Community events, Active living


Name: Parents Night out & Scholastic Book Fair

Description: Bring your children to Canadian Parents for French Parents Night Out. We will look after your children, while you do whatever you wish.

Age: Elementary School

Impact: Gives parents a break, a chance to socialize with other French immersion parents while browsing the book fair, all the while giving kids a chance to be around other kids they might not have otherwise socialized with.

Organizing Notes: Timing: 5pm-9pm;Venue: ex. In the School District Building; Cost: $20 per child, For families with multiple children, the cost for members is $20 for the 1st child and $5 for each child after. The cost for non-members is $20 for the 1st child and $10 for each child after. The Chapter states that to secure your spot, please send a $10 deposit

Contact: CPF Tri-Cities

Category: Family


Name: Ciné-Fête 2010

Description: 2010 Ciné-Fête showings were two Canadian films: Kérity, la Maison des Contes, for grades 1-5, and Un été sans point ni coup sûr, for grades 6-8. Movies showed at two high schools (Oak bay High and Esquimalt High lent out their school theaters at no charge)

Age: Elementary/Middle School

Impact: Fun, easy and brings together students from different schools to be in the same place for an extracurricular event.

Organizing Notes: Venue:School Theatre; Cost:Free

See sample invitation, attached: French Movie & Dinner -Invite

Contact: CPF Victoria



Name: Soirée spooktaculaire!

Description: A 2 hour “Spooky French halloween party” featuring face painting, a halloween disco, a haunted house, Cupcake decorating a spooky. Free babysitting provided for pre-school aged children and quiet, relaxing coffee house for parents who wish to stay on-site prizes, Fun games, crafts & music.

Age: Elementary school

Impact: Allows families to join in French activities together.

Organizing Notes: Venue: Dixon Elementary (Local elementary school); Timing: Fall; Event Length: 2 hours; Cost:$5 members/$10 non-members

Contact: CPF Richmond

Category: Holiday, Family


Name: French classes for parents

Description: CPF Hamilton-Wentworth is partnering with Les Petites Pommes to offer a Basic French Course for Parents.

Age: Adult

Impact: The course is intended to give parents some basic French vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation so as to encourage their children’s use of French at home.

Organizing Notes: Beginning Monday, January 14th, 2013. Classes will run 10 weeks on Mondays and some Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Westdale.The course is aimed at people with little or no prior French experience. Each lesson has a major focus (e.g. numbers) with the teacher explaining and pronouncing the words followed by group and individual repetition.

Contact: CPF Hamilton-Wentworth

Category: Education, family


Name: French reading club, French play group & French family fun nights!

Description: Activities in French from reading to play-games…in French! Family fun nights put on with a University student partnerships from U of A (Augustana Campus)

Age:All ages (Likely targeting elementary school.)

Impact: A wide variety of opportunities for parents to be involved with their children’s french learning.

Organizing Notes: n/a

Contact: CPF Camrose

Category: Community, literary


Name: Rendez-vous de la francophonie

Description: Canadian Parents for French is proud to celebrating Rendez-vous de la Francophonie by showing six fresh, colourful, humorous shorts highlighting six territories and provinces of Canada.

Age: High School

Impact: Allows students & their parents the opportunity to find themes they love in films brought to their communities.

Organizing Notes: Timing:March (ex.March 9, 2013 @ 10:30 am. ) Venue:Theatre (ex.Coquitlam SilverCity). Cost: $2 per person.

See poster attached – Poster_CPFTrieCities_Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2013

Contact: CPF Tri-Cities

Category: Film, family


Name: Family Skating Party

Description: Canadian Parents for French Tri-Cities Chapter hosts a family skating party.Event includes French entertainment, refreshments, face painting and a visit from Bonhomme Carnaval.

Age: Elementary school

Impact: An opportunity to French immersion/French speaking families and their kids to share in an activity in their community, and form connections outside the classroom.

Organizing Notes: Timing: A winter weekend, 1 to 3 p.m @ Community Skating Rink (Port Moody Recreation Complex). Cost:Members Free!/Non-members $5 + skate rentals $2; Length: 2 hours.

See sample poster attached:

CPFTriCities_Skating party invitation – 2013

Contact: CPF Tri-Cities

Category: Family, active living


Name: French movie- pizza and popcorn

Description: An after-school French movie for students, including a snack too!

Age: Grades 4-6

Impact: Continues youth engagement in French after school, and provides low-cost child-care for parents.

Organizing Notes: Timing: After school;Event Length:Cost:Free for members, $5 for non-members

Contact: CPF Gander

Category: After school, Daycare


Name: French Movie Night

Description: See Attached document.

Age: toddlers – elementary school

Impact: Gives families a chance to come together for a simple french event in the community.

Organizing Notes: See attached: CPF – Ontario – French Movie Night

Contact: CPF Ontario

Category: Activity


Name: “Le Club CPF” after school club

Description: An after school club motivating kids to speak french through engaging activities!

Age: Elementary school

Impact: Encourages French-use in an after-school environment without the pressure of tests and grades, and with a variety of ‘cool’ activities!

Organizing Notes:

See flyer, attached – Le Club CPF Toronto Flyer

See graphics, attached:

Contact: CPF Ontario

Category: Activity


Name: French Café

Photo courtesy: CPF Surrey

Description: A monthly Café setting and chat in French with a Facilitator present. Enjoy French conversation in a relaxed atmosphere with your peers. Socialize and discover French activities and events in Surrey as well as learning about French opportunities for youth with guest speakers etc.

Age: ages 13+

Impact: An opportunity to practice French in a casual, relaxed and un-intimidating setting, with a group of people you might not otherwise meet.

Organizing Notes: Venue: Local Café. (Surrey usually meets at local Tim Hortons.) Event Length:1 hour.

See poster below:

Contact: CPF Surrey

Category: Speaking, community


Name: French career fair

Description: A two and a half day career fair for high school students which provides information and guidance about careers, education and training in French or in both official languages available in Saskatchewan. Workshops range from sciences, technologies, arts, communications and much more. Information booths and representatives of various employers, universities and colleges are also present. Career counsellors are on-site to answer any questions or provide consultation for students in order to better guide them in their career paths.

Age: Grade 9-12

Impact: Students are able to discover a variety of professional paths – in French and English – due to the large number of professional workshops available at the event.

Organizing Notes: Other Notes: Rotating between Regina and Saskatoon, this event is held every two years and is a partnership between l’Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF), la Division scolaire francophone n° 310 (DSF), le Conseil de la coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS), l’Association jeunesse fransaskoise (AJF), le Service fransaskois de formation aux adultes (SEFFA) and Canadian Parents for French – Saskatchewan.

Contact: CPF Saskatchewan

Category: Post-secondary


Name: Mini Rendez-vous

Description: Mini Rendez-vous is a one-day “mini” conference organized by chapters in various locations offering workshops and cultural activities in French. The program is developed by bilingual university students in consultation with the CPF–SK branch office. The day includes music, games, sports, crafts, and science activities.

Age: K-5

Impact: The goal is for children to use their French in an enjoyable setting outside the structured classroom, while providing opportunities for children to interact with French speaking young people.

Organizing Notes:

Contact: CPF Saskatchewan


Name: French Movie-night…in theatre

Description: Chapter worked with the local movie theatre to have a current movie brought in in its French version.

Age: K-6

Impact: Making french fun and exciting…and part of the community!

Organizing Notes: n/a

Contact: CPF Alberta


Name: Children’s Festival concert

Description: CPF Pre-purchased of 80 tickets to see Quebec band Mauvais Sort a Childrens fest

Age: All ages

Impact: Family event, fun experience outside of school. Showcases people (bands!) who are using French as part of their every day lives.

Organizing Notes: Venue: Timing: Event Length:Cost:$11 per ticket (this includes taxes and fees), compared to regular cost to the public of $22Other Notes: CPF North Vancouver pre-purchased 80 tickets to see Quebec band Mauvais Sort at the Vancouver Children’s fest.Mauvais Sort is a popular “folk n roll” band from Quebec. Ticket Purchase thanks to financial support from the Province of BC and the Government of & along with the support of CPF BC & Yukon Branch. Must be member to purchase, adn families can purchase tickets by mail to organizing chapter.

Contact: CPF Vancouver North

Category: performer/concert

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