On Monday, April 13th, 2015, Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver and the North Vancouver School District will host the annual district finals for the French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire 2015.

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The Concours d’art oratoire is a long-standing CPF tradition in the North Vancouver School District. On May 13th, students in grades 6 through 12, from across the school district, will deliver the speech that won them first prize at their school. The winners from the District finals will then advance to the Provincial finals at SFU, Surrey Campus on May 2nd. Senior high school students will then have a chance to attend the National finals in Ottawa on May 30th. The CPF Concours d’art oratoire offers hundreds of prizes to participants: university scholarships, trips to Ottawa, books, medals, merchandise, cash and more.

2014 District Finals – Elementary School Winners. Click image to view more photos.
2014 District Finals – High School Winners. Click image to view more photos.

 Concours d’art oratoire timeline

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 on April 13th, 2015 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 2nd, 2014 at SFU Surrey Campus. Secondary-level winners will advance to the National Final, held in Ottawa on May 30, 2015.

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Canadian Parents for French will host the thirteenth annual public speaking competition, the National Concours d’art oratoire 2015, in Canada’s capital Ottawa, Ontario. The competition brings together senior high school students from across Canada who will deliver the speech that won them first prize at the school, regional, and provincial/territorial levels.

Provincial Concours Finals
For more info about the provincial finals, visit CPF BC/Yukon’s Concours page

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

Photos from 2014 District Competition
View gallery here

Photos from 2014 Provincial Competition
Over 280 students converged on SFU Surrey on May 3rd, 2014 to compete in the provincial Concours d’art oratoire. This Flickr album features the winners from each category.

2014 North Vancouver Provincial Finalists & Winners
Click here to read CPF BC & Yukon’s press release which lists all the North Vancouver finalists and winners

Check out the video below, which features an introduction by Charlotte Diamond!