École Braemar Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Canadian Parents for French
Canadian Parents for French is a national network of parents, volunteers, and advocates dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians. Members benefit from access to academic support, scholarships, research, camps, and more.

CPF-North Vancouver is a chapter of CPF BC & Yukon. The chapter consists of parent representatives from the elementary and secondary French Immersion schools in North Vancouver.

The Chapter Executive generally meets on a monthly basis and circulates information to members, parents, and schools via email, social media, and on their website - www.cpf.bc.ca

For more information, please contact CPF BC & YK.

​Canadian Parents for French, BC & YK Branch
Tel: (778) 329-9115 or 1(800)665-1222

North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards at Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

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North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards At Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

Vancouver -- 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 264 made the provincial finals, and 8 students from North Vancouver took home top awards in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d'art oratoire.
"Through participation in Concours, students develop confidence and improve their French but as well their skills in time management, listening and critical thinking. Ultimately they become more effective as communicators, capable of inspiring others," said Diane Tijman, President of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon.
"We are so proud of all our Concours participants. Bravo à vous tous et toutes pour votre belle participation!" she added.
This year marked the 34th anniversary of the Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon sponsored Concours d'art oratoire. The provincial finals were hosted Saturday, May 6th at SFU Surrey.
We thank all the local volunteers and teachers, as well as the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care, Canadian Heritage, and le Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique for their financial support.

Provincial Winners from North Vancouver:

Kiana Delsouz 
Grade 6 Early Immersion 
"Le Potentiel des Douches Froides"
Argyle Secondary School
2nd Place
CPF BC-YK Vice President
Greer Cummings (left)

Jonah Lee
Grade 6 Francophone 
"L'histoire du chocolat"  Braemar Elementary 
3rd Place
Chief Judge Bettina Cenerelli (right)

John Underhill
Grade 6 Early Immersion
"Les trous noirs"
Cleveland Elementary
1st Place
CPF BC-YK  President
Diane Tijman (left)


Arvin Madhi
Grade 9 Immersion 
"Le transport à l'avenir"
Handsworth Secondary School
1st Place
Keynote Speaker Celyne Gagnon (right)


Shana Edalat
Grade 11/12 Francophone 
"Le minimalisme"  Handsworth Secondary School
2nd Place
CPF BC-YK  Vice President
Greer Cummings (right)

Geneviève McKay
Grade 10 Francophone
"La liberté de presse"
Handsworth Secondary School
3rd Place
Chief Judge Bettina Cenerelli (right)


Sophia Ocana
Grade 8 Francophone 
"La place du Canada dans le monde d'aujourd'hui"
Handsworth Secondary School
2nd Place
CPF BC-YK  President
Diane Tijman (left)
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*Matthew will be going on to represent BC in the upcoming National competition. Good luck Matthew!

Matthew Wilson
Grade 12 Early Immersion
"C'est quoi un leader?"
Handsworth Secondary School
1st Place
Keynote Speaker Celyne Gagnon (left)


2017 Provincial finalists from North Vancouver:
Adida Duggan– Grade 11 Immersion – "L'Influence de la Technologie sur les Emplois" – Argyle Secondary School
Romina Kashani – Grade 8 Immersion – "Les médicaments" – Argyle Secondary School
Respina Rostamifar – Grade 12 Late Immersion – "Le féminisme" – Argyle Secondary School
Kian Vahidi – Grade 7 Late Immersion – "La violence dans les médias" – Braemar Elementary
Ian Grabher – Grade 6 Late Immersion – "La Protection de l'Environnement." – Brentwood College
Aliya Dervisevic – Grade 7 Early Immersion – "L'oléoduc Kinder Morgan " – Dorothy Lynas
Sebastian Hyland – Grade 6 Late Immersion – "Comment la technologie affectera l'éducation à l'avenir" – École Boundary Elementary School
Arman Hariri – Grade 8 Immersion – "La Créativité" – Handsworth Secondary

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Images are shared with permissionClick here for the list of all provincial winners and click here for a short video from a previous year's provincial competition. For more information please contact: 
Glyn Lewis
Executive Director
Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon
Phone: 778.329.9115 (poste - ext. 318) Toll Free: 1.800.665.1222
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*Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is a parent-lead registered non-profit dedicated to creating quality and accessible French second language opportunities for all youth.
*Concours d'art oratoire is a pan-Canadian French public speaking competition -- an estimated 85,000 students participate annually across Canada.
*Student participants choose, develop, and present a 3 - 5 minute speech, en français. Students are free to select a subject/theme that interests them. 
*The provincial competition is open to all students, grades 6 through 12, who are learning French through programs such as: French Immersion, Core French, and the native Francophone School Board (SD93). For each grade there are the three categories.
*The competition typically progresses through the following stages: 1) Students participate in their local classroom 2) Top students move on to the school district competition 3) Top students move on to the provincial competition 4) Top students in grade 12 move on to the national competition.
*Concours is judged by French speaking volunteers, i.e. University/College professors, teachers, native Francophones, and French immersion graduates. For the official rules of Concours d'art oratoire click here.
French immersion enrolment in British Columbia has increased every year for the past 16 years. As of 2015/2016 there were 52,545 students, or 9.5% of the entire study body, in French immersion.
*There are 180,000 students in BC in the Core French program. There are over 5,000 in the native Francophone school board. For the latest French student enrolment trends in BC & YK click here.


Canadian Parents for French BC & YK Branch
1555 W 7th Avenue, Suite 227
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1S1
Tel: (778) 329-9115 or 1 (800) 665-1222
Email: info@cpf.bc.ca




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