June 2015 Chapter Update

Click here to view the June 2015 Chapter Update from CPF BC/Yukon. Chapter Updates are a way for CPF BC/Yukon to connect with CPF chapter volunteers on a monthly basis but they also contain useful information that is relevant to anyone with a connection to children learning French in British Columbia!

And North Vancouver gets a nod in Chapter Happenings, click on the image below to have a look!

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North Vancouver students win top awards at Provincial Concours d’art oratoire!

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Over the past few months, 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 240 made the provincial finals, and 69 students across BC took home top awards in this year’s pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire.

This year marked the 32nd anniversary of the Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon-sponsored Concours d’art oratoire. The provincial finals were hosted Saturday, May 2nd at SFU Surrey.


We are extremely proud of North Vancouver students for their incredible work, as they led the way in winning the top awards for this year’s Provincial French Public Speaking Competition!


2015 Provincial finalists from North Vancouver:

  • Lewis Arnold, Grade 9 Immersion: “La domination ou la soumission? :  L’homme vis-à-vis la nature” – École Handsworth Secondary
  • Nia Wagner, Grade 7 Early Immersion: “L’influence d’Adolf Hiter” – École Larson Elementary
  • Arman Hariri, Grade 6 Late Immersion: “Les enfants et l’avenir” – École Braemar Elementary
  • Jack Wright, Grade 11 Immersion: “Les paradoxes” – École Handsworth Secondary

Provincial Winners from North Vancouver (see photos below):

  • Genevieve McKay, Grade 8 Francophone: “Le travail des enfants” – École Handsworth Secondary (1st Place)
  • Norah Goddard-Despot, Grade 8 Immersion: “La science derrière le cerveau adolescents” – École Handsworth Secondary (3rd Place)
  • Matthew Wilson, Grade 10 Immersion: “L’importance des langues” École Handsworth Secondary (1st Place)
  • Joshua Johnson, Grade 12 Early Immersion: “Le problème avec la démocratie au Canada” – École Argyle Secondary (3rd Place)
  • Stefania Stirban, Grade 6 Early Immersion: “Une statue qui donne la liberté” – École Cleveland Elementary (1st Place)
  • Kelsey Steffen, Grade 7 Late Immersion: “Joshua Tree” – École Boundary Elementary (2nd Place)
  • Leila Kostiuk, Grade 9 Francophone: “Le gaélique écossais” – École Argyle Secondary (1st Place)
  • Shana Edalat, Grade 10 Francophone: “Mon père” – École Handsworth Secondary (2nd Place)

Congratulations! Félicitations à vous tous! Chapeau!

Stéphanie Weller
Facilitatrice des programmes français, Centre des Services Éducatifs
District French Immersion/Core French Facilitator, Learning Services
North Vancouver School District #44


MORE CONCOURS LINKS


1st - 8e francophone - Le travail des enfants
1st – 8e francophone – Le travail des enfants
3rd - 8e immersion - La science derrière le cerveau adolescent
3rd – 8e immersion – La science derrière le cerveau adolescent
1st - 10e immersion - L'importance des langues
1st – 10e immersion – L’importance des langues
3rd - 12e immersion précoce - Le problème avec la démocratie au Canada
3rd – 12e immersion précoce – Le problème avec la démocratie au Canada
1st - 6e immersion précoce - Une statue qui donne la liberté
1st – 6e immersion précoce – Une statue qui donne la liberté
2nd - 7e immersion tardive - Joshua Tree
2nd – 7e immersion tardive – Joshua Tree
1st - 9e Francophone - Le gaélique écossais
1st – 9e Francophone – Le gaélique écossais
2nd - 10e Francophone - Mon père
2nd – 10e Francophone – Mon père

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ABOUT CONCOURS D’ART ORATOIRE

  • Concours d’art oratoire is a pan-Canadian French public speaking competition – an estimated 85,000 students participate annually across Canada.
  • Student participants choose, develop, and present a 3 – 5 minute speech, en français. Students are free to select a subject/theme that interests them.
  • The provincial competition is open to all students, grades 6 through 12, who are learning French through programs such as: French Immersion, Core French, and the native Francophone School Board (SD93). For each grade there are the three categories.
  • The competition typically progresses through the following stages: 1) Students participate in their local classroom 2) Top students move on to the school district competition 3) Top students move on to the provincial competition 4) Top students in grade 12 move on to the national competition.
  • Concours is judged by French-speaking volunteers, i.e. University/College professors, teachers, native Francophones, and French immersion graduates. For the official rules of Concours d’art oratoire click here.

Concours d’art oratoire: North Vancouver School District Finals, April 13, 2015

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Concours d’art oratoire 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, delivering the speech that won them first prize at their schools.

This year’s District finals took place on Monday, April 13 at the Education Services Centre.

Please see below for more information about the event, and the list of 2015 District winners!


EW logo_colour_RThe North Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Parents for French would like to thank Everything Wine (Marine Drive location) for its generous support of Concours d’art oratoire!  www.everythingwine.ca


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From the Superintendent’s Blog:

On Monday April 13, 2015 the Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon Branch and the North Vancouver School District 44 hosted the annual district finals for the French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire 2015. Students in grades 6 through 12, from across the school district, came to the Education Services Centre and delivered the speech that won them first prize at their school. The event was very well attended and the large audience consisted of judges, family members, school principals, the North Shore News, friends, and fellow students. The level and the quality of French presented was impressive and blew everyone away. It was truly inspiring to see the perseverance, hard work and passion of every finalist shine through. It was a real celebration of French! John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools

2015 North Vancouver School District winners

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ELEMENTARY:

  • Immersion tardive 6e: Arman Hariri (Braemar)
  • Immersion précoce 6e: Stefania Stirban (Cleveland)
  • Immersion tardive 7e: Kelsey Steffen (Boundary)
  • Immersion précoce 7e: Nia Wagner (Larson)
  • Francophone 7e: Gabrielle Webb (Braemar)

SECONDARY:

  • Immersion 8e: Nora Godard-Despot (Handsworth)
  • Francophone 8e: Genevieve McKay (Handsworth)
  • Immersion 9e: Lewis Arnold (Handsworth)
  • Francophone 9e: Lelia Kostiuk (Argyle)
  • Immersion 10e: Matthew Wilson (Handsworth)
  • Francophone 10e: Shana Edalat (Handsworth)
  • Immersion 11e: Jack Wright (Handsworth)
  • Immersion 12e: Joshua Johnson (Argyle)

 In the News!

An item about the North Vancouver School District Concours d’art oratoire Finals appeared in the Wednesday April 22 issue of the North Shore News! Click thumbnail below to view a larger image.

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Provincial Finals

10,000 students from across British Columbia competed in the 2015 Concours d’art oratoire, and our 13 finalists joined the 240 students that made the provincial finals at SFU – Surrey Campus. We are extremely proud of our students for their incredible work, as North Vancouver led the way in winning the top awards for this year’s Provincial French Public Speaking Competition!

2015 Provincial finalists from North Vancouver:

  • Lewis Arnold, Grade 9 Immersion:  “La domination ou la soumission?: L’homme vis-à-vis la nature” – École Handsworth Secondary
  • Nia Wagner, Grade 7 Early Immersion:  “L’influence d’Adolf Hiter” – École Larson Elementary
  • Arman Hariri, Grade 6 Late Immersion: “Les enfants et l’avenir” – École Braemar Elementary
  • Jack Wright, Grade 11 Immersion: “Les paradoxes” – École Handsworth Secondary

Provincial Winners from North Vancouver:

  • Genevieve McKay, Grade 8 Francophone: “Le travail des enfants” – École Handsworth Secondary (1st Place)
  • Norah Goddard-Despot, Grade 8 Immersion: “La science derrière le cerveau adolescents” – École Handsworth Secondary (3rd Place)
  • Matthew Wilson, Grade 10 Immersion: “L’importance des langues” École Handsworth Secondary (1st Place)
  • Joshua Johnson, Grade 12 Early Immersion: “Le problème avec la démocratie au Canada” – École Argyle Secondary (3rd Place)
  • Stefania Stirban, Grade 6 Early Immersion: “Une statue qui donne la liberté” – École Cleveland Elementary (1st Place)
  • Kelsey Steffen, Grade 7 Late Immersion: “Joshua Tree” – École Boundary Elementary (2nd Place)
  • Leila Kostiuk, Grade 9 Francophone: “Le gaélique écossais” – École Argyle Secondary (1st Place)
  • Shana Edalat, Grade 10 Francophone: “Mon père” – École Handsworth Secondary (2nd Place)

Visit http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/actvities/youth-activities/concours-dart-oratoire/ for the full list of winners.

Congratulations! Félicitations à vous tous! Chapeau!

Stéphanie Weller
Facilitatrice des programmes français, Centre des Services Éducatifs
District French Immersion/Core French Facilitator, Learning Services
North Vancouver School District #44

Concours d’art oratoire 2015

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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.

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

 Concours d’art oratoire timeline

SCHOOL COMPETITIONS
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.

DISTRICT FINAL
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.

PROVINCIAL FINAL
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.

NATIONAL FINAL
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!

Concours d’art oratoire 2014 – North Vancouver School District Finals

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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.

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF 2014 NVSD PROVINCIAL FINALISTS


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
www.delanyscoffee.com

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Everything Wine, Marine Drive
www.everythingwine.ca

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Kidsbooks, Edgemont Village
www.kidsbooks.ca

32 Books & Gallery, Edgemont Village

32 Books & Gallery, Edgemont Village
www.32books.com