“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.

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