Chapter Meeting Wednesday, October 7th, 7pm Argyle Secondary

Please join CPF North Vancouver for its first chapter meeting of the  2015/2016 school year! Everyone is welcome to attend! For more info, please contact

DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
TIME: 7:00-9:00pm
PLACE: École Argyle Secondary (Directions below)

Tasty treats & beverages will be served.

Marylène Saumier Demers
Coordinator – “Jeune Artistes”
CPF BC & Yukon Branch

Marylène will have an informative exciting presentation on the new CPF contest “Jeunes Artistes (along the lines of “Concours d’art oratoire” but with an artistic twist).

More info about Jeunes Artistes


The two maps below will assist you in finding the school and the best entrance at that time of the day (please use the entrance highlighted on the map as the other entrances are typically locked after 6pm.

Our meeting is being held in the school library.

Once you enter the building, walk directly ahead of you until you reach the wall, turn right and walk straight down until you reach the stairs.  The library is immediately ahead of you at the top of the stairs.

Looking forward seeing you all on Wednesday evening !!!

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Bilingual Creative Arts Competition Launches!


Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is launching JEUNES ARTISTES!

It’s a new bilingual creative arts competition, which gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their bilingual language skills in an open, creative format. This project, built off of the success of the Concours d’art oratoire, is a great opportunity to engage students in an event focused on creativity and French/English bilingualism. Top 10 winners in Grades 10-12 will be invited to showcase and perform at the Provincial event in Vancouver in March 2016.

More info:

French over the Summer Break

IMG_0104_litchiEvery summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork…but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways! Here are some ideas!

• Summer French Camps • Community
• Movies • Television
• Libraries • Workbooks and Magazines
• Games • Online activities
• Music • Other cool sites

French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting activities. Teachers often notice that children are more willing to speak in French if they have attended a camp in French over the summer.

French-languages services & Francophone history in BC:

Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment.

Several Canadian channels offer a wide variety of French children’s shows to watch online:

Most local libraries offer a variety of French language resources.

Here are some fun ways to practice French as well as some entertaining educational magazines.

Here are some fun traditional games and challenges:

Or play word and number games you already own – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle etc – en français!

And here some great online games and apps:

Learning songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.

Here’s a collection of fun websites from Québec and France: