The Concours d’art oratoire (French public speaking competition) is a long-standing CPF tradition in the North Vancouver school district.

Each year French Immersion (FI), Late French Immersion (LFI) and Francophone students from across North Vancouver participate in the North Vancouver School District Concours d’art oratoire final.  Winners from the district competition then go on to compete with students from across BC in the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire. Provincial winners have the opportunity to go on to travel to the National Concours to compete for a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Ottawa, and other prizes such as books, medals, merchandise, cash and more!

2013 North Vancouver District Finals – Secondary Finalists

Concours d’art oratoire 2014

From February to April, Grade 6 to 12 teachers hold class competitions with all students participating if desired. Many teachers make Concours part of the curriculum.

Winners from the school competitions will participate in his year’s District finals, which will take place over two days: April 14th and 15th, 2014 at the Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue.

Winners at the District level will proceed to the Provincial competition which takes place on Saturday, May 4th, 2014 at SFU Surrey Campus.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Canadian Parents for French (CPF) will host the CPF National Concours d’art oratoire 2014, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Concours Rules
Click here to view the rules for Concours 2014

Concours FAQs
Click here to link to CPF BC/Yukon’s Concours FAQ page

For more info about the provincial finals, visit CPF BC/Yukon’s Concours page, and check out the video below, which features an introduction by Charlotte Diamond!