|CPF-BC & Yukon Celebrates 30 Years|
Released: May 23, 2008
Since 1978 Canadian Parents for French – BC & Yukon has been offering activities for students to use and improve their French outside the classroom, helping parents help their kids at home – even if they don’t speak French themselves, and advocating for removal of barriers on French immersion enrolment and for more offerings in rural high schools through e-learning.
The issues today are very different than they were in 1978. At that time, some district trustees were so opposed to French immersion, they resigned from their positions rather than be a part of a new wave of choice in education!
Current and former staff and board members, partner organizations and parents who bravely enrolled their children in what was then a new and exciting program – French immersion – with the dream of seeing their children become bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages will be reunited for the first time in 30 years to celebrate the milestone birthday of the BC & Yukon branch of Canadian Parents for French.
From its humble but enthusiastic grass root beginnings in 1978, CPF-BC & Yukon has blossomed into a dynamic organization with four staff supporting 8,500 members and 44 chapters across BC and the Yukon. This year there are 41,400 students enrolled in French immersion and 247,000 studying French as a subject.
You are invited to a press conference to meet French immersion “pioneers”, partners from the francophone and post-secondary communities and current and former staff and board members. The event will take place in one of Vancouver’s single track French immersion schools, École Lord Tennyson.
May 29, 2008
École Lord Tennyson Elementary GYM
1936 West 10th Avenue
2pm – 3pm
(one block SE of Arbutus and Broadway)
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact Nancy Taylor, Executive Director
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