CPF BC & Yukon’s inaugural creative arts bilingual competition “Jeunes Artistes” launched in March 2016 at Maillardville’s annual “Festival du bois” event in Coquitlam, BC where top provincial students flexed their creative skills in singer/songwriting, stop motion video, storytelling, and poetry categories. This first-time showcase brings together majority and minority official language speakers through the creative arts scene.
A history of CPF BC & Yukon, its volunteers and French education in BC & Yukon.
Seeing as CPF BC & Yukon will soon be celebrating our 40th anniversary (2017), and French Immersion recently celebrated its 50 years this year (1965, St-Lambert, QC), we wanted to catch up with some volunteers who have seen this organization, and the programs for which we advocate, grow despite obstacles and opposition.
Supported by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon collaborated with CPF Alberta, Radio-Canada, and Canadian Heritage to set out to discover how and what what graduates from French programs of BC, Yukon, and Alberta, are doing today. We’ve heard stories from Olympians, journalists, business executives, teachers, and many others for whom bilingualism has enriched their lives! Below you will find profiles featuring a handful of the stories we have heard.
The Laurier Project is an opportunity for students to explore key themes relating to the 175th birthday of Canada’s first official French-Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Titled The Father of Modern Canada, Laurier is known for bringing together French and English where others had failed, developing Western Canada through immigration, and believing firmly in Canada’s destiny as a great nation.
Through various activities, contests, and awareness campaigns, The Laurier Project remembers Canada’s roots and recognizes their importance in the conception of contemporary Canada, the great nation we know today.