January 2016 Chapter Update from CPF BC & Yukon

January 2016’s Chapter Update has just been sent out by CPF BC&YK, you can view it online here.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sociocultural Grants Update
The 2015-2016 Sociocultural Grant Approvals have been posted, you can view them here. Visit CPF BC&YK’s Sociocultural Grant page to find out what the next steps are if your chapter has been approved, or download CPF BC&YK’s Sociocultural Grant Reporting Cheat Sheet here!


2015 Membership Drive prize winners announced!
For a full list of winners, check out CPF BC&YK’s web post


Jeunes Artistes:  Show us your passion… before February 9th!
The deadline to submit entries to our exciting open-format bilingual creative arts competition is coming up! Kids, submit your video entries by Tuesday, February 9, 2016! Visit the Jeunes Artistes website for competition details and resources and check out our Facebook page for inspiration. TEACHERS: Click here for an ‘accelerated calendar’ for you to follow with your students!


How to organize a Concours d’art oratoire in your school!
Yes, it’s Concours time again! Check out CPF BC&YK’s handy “HOW TO” document, it’s full of helpful tips to help plan school and district competitions in anticipation of the Provincial competition on May 7th at SFU Surrey! Registration for the Provincials is open from March 15th to April 15th.  You can find much more info in the Concours d’art oratoire section of CPF BC&YK’s website, including a comprehensive list of Resources for Teachers.


Have fun learning French with La Francomobile!
All aboard the Francomobile! Developed by experts specifically for 7-12 year olds, La Francomobile improves beginners’ oral and written comprehension skills in French with over 20 hours of fun games and 40 short videos!
Download free app on iTunes
Info for teachers
English fact-sheet
French fact-sheet


Vive les voyageurs!
Tap your feet and clap to the beat of French Canada at Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual winter festival. 
Enliven a grey January weekend with the unique folklore and culture of the voyageurs and fur traders that lived at 19th-century Fort Langley. Learn a Métis dance; try your hand at spoons and jigging, attend a French 101 lesson, join our Fur Trade Wedding, then fill up on delicious maple taffy and poutine while listening to live Voyageur-style music by Rejean, Chic Soiree and more. The Fort’s historical presentations will also be ongoing for the duration of the day.
January 23 – 24,  2016, 10am – 5pm
Some festival activities will be running from January 18 to 22 for school groups; public also welcome. CPF Langley is  also sponsoring a second week of school programs from Jan 25-29, 2016, stay tuned for more details! Regular admission fees apply ($7.80 per adult); free for annual pass holders. (Get a family annual pass for only $39.20 until March 31!) For more info, visit the Fort Langley Historic Site website

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