French Film Night at North Van City Library April 21

Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver Chapter and REEL Canada are pleased to present a FREE viewing of the animated French-language children’s film “Le Coq de St Victor” to celebrate Canada 150 and National Canada Film Day!

DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30-7:00pm (arrive by 5:15pm)
PLACE:  North Vancouver City Library (3rd floor Program Room)

NOTE: The Program Room is limited to 60 people – first come, first served! Popcorn and water available by donation. Kids are welcome to bring blankets and pillows. For more info, please contact cpfnorthvan@gmail.com

French Film Festival 2017, February 23

On February 23rd, students from all 7 French Immersion Elementary schools in the North Vancouver School District will be converging on Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade to take part in CPF North Vancouver’s annual French Film Festival! They will be viewing La guerre des tuques 3D a lively, animated remake of La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), a beloved Québécois live-action film from 1984. A book of the same name was produced to accompany the original film. During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village in Québec split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie. The colourful film of course is allegorical: Peace is tough and tedious; war is an easy solution.

Bon cinéma to Écoles Boundary, Braemar, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, Ross Road et Sherwood Park!

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“Staying in French” Event, March 2 at École Ross Road

Canadian Parents for French & North Vancouver School District 44 present

STAYING IN FRENCH
Making the transition from Elementary to Secondary in French Immersion

DATE: Thursday March 2, 2017
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: École Ross Road Elementary, 2875 Bushnell Place, North Vancouver

Come find out the benefits of continuing in French Immersion!

  • Everyone welcome, ideal for Grade 6 & 7 students in French Immersion and their families
  • Hear teachers, students and parents, including Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, talk about the benefits of French Immersion
  • Discover resources for supporting French-language learning

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“Carnaval” at École Braemar Elementary School, February 6, 2017

In 2015, École Braemar hosted its very own “French-style Winter Carnaval.” It was the first large-scale French event on the North Shore to include both French Immersion and English students.

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For its third year running, the entire school (487 students) came together on Monday, February 6, 2017 to celebrate bilingualism, learn about French Canadian culture, the rich history of the Québec Winter “Carnaval,” and to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

On the days leading up to the event, students prepared by learning French songs and practicing French words broadcast over the school PA system each morning. Activities on the actual day of the “Carnaval” included themed crafts, French bingo, singing, ice sculpting by Ice Décor, and even a flash mob inspired by Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s contest that demonstrated love and passion for the Canadian Francophonie!

Plus, for this year, the “Bonhomme” mascot, as well as Christ Atkinson – Assistant Superintendent, NVSD, Lucas King – VP, Mountainside Secondary, Cst. Anthony Cameron – Liaison Officer, RCMP, Deneka Michaud – Communications Manager, NVSD attended our event to help us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Merci à tous et à toutes!

This event also tied in with French Immersion Celebration Week 2017:
“Once again in 2017, 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 30 – February 5, 2017, will officially be recognized as French Immersion Celebration Week by both the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Yukon.”
— Canadian Parents for French, BC & Yukon Chapter
Read full news release here.