Cultural Events for grade 10 students

Grade 10 French Immersion students from Ecole Alpha Secondary enjoyed a wonderful and highly energetic performance from H’Sao at Vancouver International Film Festival. H’Sao is a Francophone musical group originating from Chad. Following the concert, the students had lunch at French bistro Café Salade de fruits. Before returning to school, the students visited Le Centre Culture Francophone de Vancouver where they got info on various upcoming Francophone events in Vancouver such as Festival d’été de Vancouver.

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National French Public Speaking Contest

Congratulations to Ecole Alpha Secondary French Immersion student Hamish Clinton who won 2nd place at the National French Public Speaking Contest in May 2016 in Ottawa.

 

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Jane Keith, Canadian Parents for French National President, served as Master of Ceremonies for the event and congratulated participants on their accomplishments: “You join us as some of Canada’s best and brightest and are proof that young Canadians want to learn French as well as recognize the cultural and professional significance of acknowledging Canada’s two official languages.

Participants spent two nights in the Nation’s Capital, participating in several excursions to some of Ottawa’s most popular landmarks accompanied by Canadian Parents for French (CPF) staff and volunteers, including bilingual guided tours of the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill, as well as time for shopping at the Rideau Centre, and a French-language screening of the Ciné+ film, Les Mystères du monde invisible, at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.

H’Sao Concert & Salade de fruits

To celebrate another successful year, the grade 10 French Immersion students and Grade 11 Core French students have the opportunity to attend a francophone concert as part of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. After the concert, the students will have lunch in the authentic French bistro Salade de fruits located in the Centre Culturel francophone de Vancouver where they will also have time to explore and find out about various francophone events in the community.

Thursday, June 2, 2016  

10:30-11:30 H’Sao – concert and Q&A session in French

12:15-1:30 Salade de fruits – lunch in French

1:30-2:00 Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver – students visit the centre

Transportation: Students will travel on their own

Total cost – $35 which includes concert and lunch (tax and tip)

Menu – includes a main dish + dessert + drink 

Daily crêpe with green salad (organic) or Omelette with french fries and green salad (organic) or Daily fresh pasta  AND dessert (mousse au chocolat) and a beverage (St Pellegrino)

Burnaby Writing Contest

Our French Immersion students submitted original work in this year’s Burnaby Writing Contest. Two of our students have been chosen to have their original work published in this year’s Words Anthology.

Emma Soothill – La Haine (grade 8 Poetry French)

Raha Namdaro – Armée de Jeunesse (grade 9-10 Poetry French)

The Words Celebration will be held at Michael J. Fox Theatre on May 19 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Félicitations Emma et Naha !