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Date: 2014-02-06

PEI Hosts National Competition

Date: 2013-12-17

French Student Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Date: 2012-03-01

Family fun day being organized to celebrate cultural diversity

Date: 2008-05-20

The 2008 Lieutenant Governor Award goes to Acadian Performers Chuck & Albert!

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PEI Hosts National Competition

In May, youth from across Canada will travel to PEI to compete for thousands of dollars in university scholarships; prizes available as a result of the Canadian Parents for French National Concours d’art oratoire (national public speaking competition). PEI youth will have the opportunity to represent the province.

Gail Lecky, the Executive Director of Canadian Parents for French, encourages Island youth in Grade 10, 11 and 12 to participate, “We’re excited to be hosting the national competition, but more importantly we’re pleased that our young people (Grade11/12) will benefit from scholarship opportunities with our sponsoring universities.” The University of Ottawa, Université Saint-Anne, University of Moncton, and the University of Prince Edward Island have all made full-scholarships available as prizes. There will also be several 2nd and 3rd place prizes. In addition there are many prizes for the Grade 10 division such as trips to the Encounters with Canada program and camp in Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The competition is being held in PEI this year to coincide with the 2014 Celebration and the participants will also have an opportunity to visit the Birthplace of Confederation. In 1864 Sir John A and the other Fathers of Confederation demonstrated their oratory skills and in 2014 Canada’s future leaders will also showcase their French public speaking abilities.

The PEI provincial competition will be held March 29, followed by the national one in May. Youth will compete in the following categories: core/basic French; core extended; early and late French immersion; and, Franchophone.

Information is available from Canadian Parents for French at 368-3703, at [email protected], and at the website pei.cpf.ca.

For more information, contact:

Gail Lecky, (902)368-3703 [email protected]

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part o Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second language opportunities for young Canadians.

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French Student Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Canadian Parents for French - P.E.I. is recognizing six students with its French Student Excellence Award. Students were judge on the following criteria: character, qualities of leadership and interest in becoming bilingual as well as scholastic ability. Distinction, whether in intellect or character or a combination of these, is the most essential requirement. Awards were available for students enrolled in Core French, in French Immersion and in French Language Schools.

The winning students receive a paid registration to the Encounters with Canada Program. Amanda Moore, President of CPF PEI says “ This award is an excellent way to recognize students for the hard work they do in studying in French “ “It also gives the students a practical way in which to use their French language skills as the program at Encounters can be done in French or English.”

The student’s awards prizes this year are: Teila Coulson and Haley Evans both form Kensington Intermediate High, Haylee Anderson from Kinkora Regional, Alexandra Spinny, Colonel Gray, Taylor Matheson attending Montague Regional and Madison Perry at Westile.

Congratulations to these students and to the others that were nominated.

For more information about this or other programs supported by CPF-PEI, please contact Gail at 368-3703 or [email protected]

Canadian Parents for French is a national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French second language learning opportunities for young Canadians.

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Family fun day being organized to celebrate cultural diversity

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The 2008 Lieutenant Governor Award goes to Acadian Performers Chuck & Albert!

Canadian Parents for French PEI have chosen Chuck Arsenault and Albert Arsenault of “Chuck and Albert” to receive the Lieutenant Governor of PEI Leading the Community AwardPrix de chef de file communautaire du lieutenant-gouverneur de l’Î.-P.-É. This award is presented to an organization, business or individual that has best demonstrated support for linguistic duality and Canadian unity. The purpose of this award is to celebrate successes, innovation and contribution to our community.

Chuck and Albert will receive the award in a ceremony hosted by Her Honour Lt.
Governor Barbara Hagerman at Fanningbank on May 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm.

The award recognizes “Chuck and Albert” for their cross cultural and bilingual school
and public performances. Lucille Fontaine, Coordinator at the Department of French
Programs, Department of Education says “They do a wonderful job promoting the
Acadian culture in a very entertaining way. ”They can adjust to any audience.“ Claude Parent, President of Canadian Parents for French PEI, notes. “These two men, Chuck and Albert, do much to blend our two cultural communities and to celebrate our
diversity.”

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