French Immersion Celebration Week

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French Immersion Celebration Week 2019

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is pleased to announce that the week of Feb. 4 – Feb. 10, will officially be recognized as French Immersion Celebration Week by both the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Yukon.

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!

French Immersion Celebration Week  – 2019 | Events

Many schools host closed events for students in partnership with local CPF chapters but several were open to the public. Here are a few!

  • NELSON:

    Carnaval d’hiver | February 8, 2019

    CPF Nelson’s 11th annual Carnaval d’hiver is a must-do event. There will be crêpes, baked beans, maple syrup treats, broomball, a visit from Bonhomme and family fun by the outdoor fire. It’s sure to be a great way to encourage and celebrate speaking French!

    Feb. 8 | 5:30 to 7:30pm, Trafalgar Middle School

  • KITIMAT:

    French Movie Night

    Come to the Kitimat Community Theatre for an evening of French film festivities! Keep an eye out during French Immersion Celebration Week for Kitimat’s French Immersion banner, which will be hanging for all to see!

    Feb. 8 | Kitimat Community Theatre

Kitimat welcomes drivers with a “French Immersion Week” sign over the highway.

  • Golden:

    Skating with Bonhomme! | Feb. 9, 2019

    Join families, francophiles and Bonhomme for a skate to celebrate winter, languages and French Canadian history!

    Feb. 9 | 4 – 5 p.m, Golden Arena

  • SURREY:

    French Film Festival | Feb. 12, 2019

    CPF Surrey will have two screenings for French films at the Landmark Cinemas, Guildford for FI high school students in the Surrey School District. Both Ecole Kwantlen Park Secondary and Ecole Earl Marriott Secondary are participating. Volunteers from the French Immersion Club at Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary will help organize this event. It is a joint project between CPF Surrey and the Surrey School District.

    Feb. 12, 2019

  • SAANICH:

    The Maple Man | Feb. 25, 2019

    CPF Saanich has invited the Maple Man to inform and entertain 800 elementary school students with tasty tales from the sugar shacks of Québec and even more sweet treats!

    Feb. 25, 2019

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!


French Immersion Celebration Week 2018 | Events

  • 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.

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 2019!

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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.
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