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The Canadian Parents for French Concours d’art oratoire (French public-speaking competition) is a long-standing tradition in the North Vancouver school district. Each April, French Immersion, FSL and Francophone students from across North Vancouver participate in the North Vancouver School District Concours d’art oratoire finals.

Last week’s district finals were attended by 39 students and their parents, teachers, administrators, SD44 staff, community judges and CPF North Van volunteers over a two-day period.  The district finals were part of a national event that involves over 80,000 children from across the country. Winners from the district competition will go on to compete with students from across BC in the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire held at SFU Surrey Campus on Saturday May 4th 2014. Grade 12 provincial winners have the opportunity to go on to travel to the National Concours to compete for a scholarships to the University of Ottawa, and many other prizes.

We are proud of the effort and dedication of all students who competed in the district finals.  The speeches were well-written and well-presented to an audience of the students’ peers, teachers and parents, in the lovely setting of the Oceanview Room at the Education Services Centre.


The North Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Parents for French would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous support of the Concours d’art oratoire:

Delany's Edgemont Village

Delany’s Edgemont Village

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Everything Wine, Marine Drive


Kidsbooks, Edgemont Village

32 Books & Gallery, Edgemont Village

32 Books & Gallery, Edgemont Village