This year’s BC/Yukon Membership Drive Prizes
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS!
Winners will be contacted by the Branch to claim their prizes.
Last year’s winners
British Columbia Family French Camp
At BC Family French Camp, children from French Immersion and other French-speaking kids bring their families along to camp!
Families camp in their own tents or trailers. Together, a friendly neighbourhood is formed, surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French. Programs are available for children aged 4 to 16.
And parents don’t have to be able to speak French! Parents enjoy a rewarding blend of lounging time and sharing in a variety of small volunteer duties while their children use their French in a wonderful outdoor setting with their energetic and funny francophone Moniteurs (counsellors) who are hired for their spirit, enthusiasm, love of working with children, and ability to share all things French-Canadian with BCFFC families!
Visit the BCFFC website for more information: www.bcffc.com
CPF Membership & Summer Camps:
Did you know that CPF Membership is required to attend BC Family French Camp (BCFFC) and other summer camps operated in partnership with, or supported by CPF BC & Yukon? Another great reason to take out a CPF Membership this Fall! Many BCFFC camp dates fill up fast so to avoid processing delays, make sure you have your current CPF membership in place!
Click here to join or renew online.
- The CPF Membership Drive prize is for a week of French Camp and includes program fees for one child & campsite fees for accompanying family members.
- Transportation to and from camp is not included, nor are any additional fees that may occur at camp.
- Registration is subject to availability.
- Prize voucher does not guarantee a spot in a particular camp.
- Visit www.bcffc.com for registration info.
Alliance Française de Vancouver
Alliance Française Scholarship
As a local organization involved in its community, the Alliance Française de Vancouver is proud to support young French learners who seek help to continue their French courses with its Alliance Française Scholars Program, and is pleased to offer a prize of one (1) scholarship worth up to $4000 to the winning CPF member who joins or renews their membership during the 2017 CPF Membership Drive. The scholarship includes mentorship and summer programs as well as free access to the AFV Resources Centre. Click here to learn more about the program.
About the Alliance Française de Vancouver
The Alliance Française is the largest cultural network in the world with more than 800 centers in 137 countries and 550,000 students every year. In Vancouver, the Alliance Française of Vancouver has been actively promoting interest in the French language and culture since 1904. It is a non-profit cultural and educational association managed by a board of directors elected by its members. It is our mission to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to offer French language courses to all.
About the Alliance Française Scholars Program
The Alliance Française Scholars Program seeks well-rounded students who demonstrate good character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community. Once again, the Alliance Française Scholars Program will offer up to 20 awards of up to 1 year of French classes (September 2018 to August 2019, including Summer programs) to students who are 11 years old and older.
Alliance Française Scholars are chosen for their strong interest in the French language, service and leadership potential. They deeply value integrity and honesty, show passion for French and are interested in cultural diversity. Furthermore, they are willing to take meaningful risks and strive for results.
Each Alliance Francaise Scholar shows a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes and is interested in working for a better world.
SPRING 2018 DEADLINE: June 1st, 2018
Click here for more information and application form. (PDF)
Send your full application with letter of support by June 1st, 2018.
IDÉLLO: a learning platform for everyone
HELP YOUR KIDS THINK OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
IDÉLLO helps you give your children the support they need. Create and share activities in French with them and for them. Introduce them to games, applications and videos that are sure to engage them in their learning journey. IDÉLLO is enriched with new content on a weekly basis, and all of IDÉLLO’s content is available at all times. If you want to help your child learn French, you will surely be satisfied with IDÉLLO’s authentic French-language content, which can be adapted to your child’s skill level.
CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL CONTENT
- A variety of certified resources in French, relevant and categorized according to subject matter and school grade
- Over 11, 000 educational resources: videos, games, websites, applications, teaching tools
- Designed to meet the needs of teachers, educators, students and parents
- Expert-curated resources for Francophones and Francophiles: risk-free browsing
Parent testimonial: “I can let my kids surf the platform by themselves since I know that the content is certified and safe.”
Visit the IDÉLLO site for more info and for details about subscription plans for parents, teachers and students: https://www.idello.org/en/discover
School Field Trips in French at the Vancouver Aquarium!
Did you know? The Vancouver Aquarium offers French-language school field trips for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12!
A field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium is a unique way to engage French Immersion and francophone students in a hands-on learning experience with incredible marine life, en français! Find out more here: https://www.vanaqua.org/fieldtrips or by contacting Céline Modschiedler, Curriculum Programs Coordinator:
Email: [email protected]
Kidsbooks has been sharing the magic of reading for over thirty years.
Even in today’s electronic world, this iconic bookstore is a must visit for children of all ages. Each age group has a specially dedicated area including the baby section, preschool/primary, middle grade and teens. There is also an activity and fun section where puzzles, skipping ropes, colouring books and board games can be found. Friendly staff will happily help find the right book for any child and best-sellers are highlighted for every age group.
Both locations and its online store carry a wide range of French-language books.
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
The first of its kind in North America, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival began as a theatre festival for young audiences presenting international performances. Today the Festival is multi-disciplinary presenting theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling and over the years has been an inspiration to major cities throughout Canada and abroad, where annual children’s festivals now take place.
The Festival features francophone performers throughout the schedule and one full day of francophone programming.
Canucks Sports and Entertainment
Vancouver Canucks’ regular season stretches from now until early April 2019! If you’re in town, go for it and check out a game!
If a game’s not in the cards but you know a bilingual sports fan, why not encourage them to read about the game on Radio-Canada’s website? Stay tuned for post-game interviews with French player Antoine Roussel! Visit the Canucks’ official page for more info.
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