Concours d’art oratoire 2014


The Concours d’art oratoire (French public speaking competition) is a long-standing CPF tradition in the North Vancouver school district.

Each year French Immersion (FI), Late French Immersion (LFI) and Francophone students from across North Vancouver participate in the North Vancouver School District Concours d’art oratoire final.  Winners from the district competition then go on to compete with students from across BC in the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire. Provincial winners have the opportunity to go on to travel to the National Concours to compete for a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Ottawa, and other prizes such as books, medals, merchandise, cash and more!

2013 North Vancouver District Finals – Secondary Finalists

Concours d’art oratoire 2014

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 over two days: April 14th and 15th, 2014 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 4th, 2014 at SFU Surrey Campus.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Canadian Parents for French (CPF) will host the CPF National Concours d’art oratoire 2014, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Concours Rules
Click here to view the rules for Concours 2014

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

For more info about the provincial finals, visit CPF BC/Yukon’s Concours page, and check out the video below, which features an introduction by Charlotte Diamond!

Spring Break Circus Arts Camp in French

Visions Ouest Productions & Transporteurs de rêves is offering another exciting CIRCUS CAMP in French at École Jules-Verne (Vancouver), March 17-21, 2014, with instructor Benoît Ranger.

Please visit their website for more information:

The registration form is also available here.

20th Annual Rendez-vous French Film Festival, Feb 7-16, 2014

Rendez-vousFilmFestival2014The 20th annual Rendez-vous French Film Festival provides an opportunity for the British Columbia community to enjoy a rare slice of the award-winning global Francophone film industry. This is an event not to be missed.

From February 7-16th 2014, Visions Ouest Productions will screen approximately 50 short, medium and feature-length films at various venues, including fiction, documentaries, and a special program to mark Black History Month.

All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated.

Visit the Rendez-vous French Film Festival website for programme information and to purchase tickets online.
Tickets are also available at the door, 30 minutes prior to the first screening each day.


Visions Ouest Productions (VOP) is a non-profit organization.
The vision: To provide the French-speaking and the Francophile communities of British Columbia with artistic, cultural and educative programs and services recognized for their quality and their innovative aspect and to contribute to the blooming of the Francophone community.
The mission: VOP is committed to offer artistic, cultural and educative programs and services that help to create a strong cultural identity for the Francophone and Francophile British Columbians. VOP is also committed to participate actively in the development of the French-Speaking community.