French Immersion Celebration Week

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French Immersion Celebration Week 2018

Once again in 2018, to celebrate our volunteers and the successes of French Immersion in BC & Yukon, Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is pleased to announce that the week of January 28 – February 3, 2018, will officially be recognized as French Immersion Celebration Week by both the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Yukon.

Read the Government of British Columbia’s French Immersion Celebration Week News Release in English & French here

During this week of celebration, CPF members will be organizing events across the province. Students and their families are invited to celebrate and share their achievements in French Immersion programs. French Immersion Celebration Week aims for inclusion: the ability to speak French or being enrolled in French Immersion are not requirements to enjoy the celebrations!

2018 Celebration Week Events

Many schools will be hosting closed events for students in partnership with local CPF chapters but several are open to the public, here are a few!

  • VERNON: February 10, 2018

    Bonhomme de neige is coming to Vernon’s Winter Carnival! Grab your skates, celebrate French immersion, and join CPF Vernon on a French adventure! FREE admission with a FOOD BANK donation!
    Feb 10 5:30 to 7:30pm, Kal Tire Place. More info

  • TERRACE/KITIMAT: February 12, 2018

    This Family Day, join CPF Terrace for a fun-filled afternoon of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow fort building, tobogganing, crafts, French music, a canteen by École Jack Cook PAC and best of all, tire sur la neige – maple taffy!
    Monday, February 12th, 1-4pm, Onion Lake X-Country Ski Area (Between Kitimat & Terrace) More info

  • SOUTH CARIBOO:

    In the South Cariboo, the community can attend a family public skate, high school students will prepare and taste French cooking and the local junior B hockey game will open with the national anthem sung in French. More info to come on CPF South Cariboo’s Facebook page.

Ways to support French language education in British Columbia

  • BECOME A CPF MEMBER

    Our members are the driving force of CPF BC & Yukon. Members bring new energy, new perspectives and new enthusiasm. 80% of your membership fee goes right back to your local chapter! Click here for more info about CPF Membership.

  • VOLUNTEER

    Your local chapter is always looking for volunteers to help host events, manage their web presence and support French classes at school. Contact us to get in touch with your local chapter representatives!

  • READ, WRITE & PLAY IN FRENCH

    Have fun in French with these engaging resources!

2017 Celebration Events

Here are a few ways that CPF chapters around BC & Yukon celebrated French Immersion in their communities in 2017!

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Click to view more Chapter Events celebrating French Immersion in 2017!

Chapter Resources

CHAPTERS: Celebrate your volunteers 2018!

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CPF BC & Yukon will reimburse chapters up to $100 for appreciation activities hosted for your volunteers.

  • These events, initiatives or gifts cannot include alcoholic beverages, tobacco or travel and must occur between February 1st and 28th.
  • When your event is over, scan and email all your receipts to our outreach officer, along with your completed activity summary using this this template by March 10th. 
  • Photos are always welcomed and stories may appear in our newsletters. Please send them our way!

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