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Our 2019/20 Executive Volunteers are ready to serve!


President: Sandra Arthur

Vice-President: Christine Malmberg

Treasurer: Tara Keeping

Secretary: Vacant

Social Media:   Sandra Arthur, Cait Espinoza

Special Events: Lisa Glynn

Fundraising: Tara Keeping

Members at Large: Cedar Payne, Andrea Calder


Our CPF Saanich Summer Newsletter 2019 is now available.


In this newsletter, we include a variety of articles that highlight the benefits of speaking more than one language. We have some wonderful examples of how local Saanich students are using their ability to speak English and French to enjoy some amazing experiences.

-French Student Exchanges
-International French “pen friends”
-Celebrating with our new G12 French Immersion Grads  and

-International Youth Camps and much more - do check it out!

If you require a high res version please drop us an email cpf.saanich@gmail.com


Meanwhile, if you can offer ad hoc volunteer support, we'd love to hear from you.  We have a number of short assignment activities for the fall and hope that parents or students might be able to help.  We can offer volunteer certificates for those older students requiring volunteer hour certification.







We're back online! 

We've had a busy school year - so do please take a moment to catch up on our news and achievements by checking out our recent newsletters.  Winter 2017,  Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Winter 2018/19.  There is plenty to learn!  We look forward to receiving your views, comments, suggestions and ideas!  Join us on our Facebook page, where we regularly post updates and news.  To be honest,we actually post many more news items and interesting links on our Facebook page - so make that your daily visit!




New Executive team ready to support CPF Saanich


We are delighted to announce our 2018/19 line up.  We are still seeking a Secretary.  If you have a few hours available each month, we'd love to hear from you.  The role could also be shared by two busy people!!!  Feel free to attend our next meeting to learn more.


President: Sandra Arthur

Vice-President: Christine Malmberg

Treasurer: Cedar Payne

Secretary: Tara Keeping

Social Media:   Sandra Arthur, Cait Espinoza

Bayside Middle School Rep: Rachelle Hill

Keating Elementary Rep: Joel Dutil/Karen McNeil

Deep Cove Elementary Rep: Monique Hiltz

Stelly's Secondary Rep: Vacant (Sandra Arthur covering for moment)

Member at large: Andrea Calder-Philips, Liza Glynn


Bonjour CPF Saanich Members
January 2019:
We've had a busy start to the 2018/19 school year.  Our funds are being challenged due to reduced fundraising support and lower membership.  Nevertheless, our band of volunteers have brainstormed and we have an exciting line up of French learning opportunities for our Saanich schools.
Please check out our latest newsletter (downloaded below, page by page as this website only accepts small files!).   
+Catch up on what's going on in our district and link to the latest research report on "The state of French-Second Language Education in Canada" and discover how well French-second language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada.

+Demand for French Immersion too high - resulting in a lottery selection process...

+The popular Maple Man is returning to host his exciting workshop for all students at our elementary schools in Deep Cove and Keating.  A great opportunity for our young children to learn about maple syrup production!

+A treat is in store for all Stelly's French students in May - once again we have invited Theatre la Seizieme, the only francophone professional theatre company in British Columbia, to host a live performance of their latest show "Simon a toujours aime danser".
Our chapter would not exist if it were not for the amazing group of volunteers who offer their time to plan, deliver and support wonderful French learning events to our French students in Saanich.  So far this year we have been able to host many wonderful events starting with a district-wide School Welcome Back events, "Bonjour, Bonne Nuit" (with a wonderful group of Bayside students), and with many other events still in the pipeline.

Our volunteers are priceless- thank you! 
June 2018
As the school year fast approaches we are delighted to share our CPF Saanich, Summer Newsletter.  Please take a moment to review.   We've had a busy time and we encourage you to consider how you can become more active in the new school year.  We currently are seeking volunteers to join our amazing team to further advocate for French learning and offer additional French activities in our schools.  Specifically, we are seeking : a Treasurer, School representatives (Deep Cove, Keating and Stelly's), Fundraiser coordinator, PC guru and ad hoc volunteers who can help with small projects/assignments (anything from just a couple of hours to a few weeks).  These roles can be shared and provide you with a stronger understanding and connection to your students French learning.  Do please consider and feel free to contact me or any of our team to learn more.



CPF Saanich - News Bulletin



Some of our Previous News Bulletins:


Winter 2018/19 (on link attachment below)

Summer 2018 (on link attachment)

Spring 2018 (on link attachment)

November 2017 (find file on link below)

February 2014

December 2013

November 2013

September-October 2013


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