Friday, June 23, 2017

FIVE Things to Prep Your Children for Summer Break

Five Things to Prep Your Children for Summer Break

As the days get warmer and longuer, the task of keeping children focus on school and other daily routines becomes every parent's challenge. Here is a list of things to help you get throught the end of the school year and ease the transition to the next:

Stick to a routine, they help kids cope with the excitement and craziness when traveling, or even during school treats and end-of-the-year activities.

Spend more time outdoors to relax and unwind. This also improves your child's concentration in school.

Plan ahead for activities. You can get ideas from the library or the internet on enriching activities. This will help prepare your child for the transition to the next grade.

Find support. Friends, family and the school staff can provide good company and support. It’s always nice to have an extra adult or even an older child around to help keep an eye on yours while you take a break.

Encourage children to reflect back on the school year and think about what they have learned, what was challenging, how they dealt with it.


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Canadian Parents for French Summer Day Camp

CPF-MB French Summer Camps are for French Immersion students aged 6-10 years, who have completed Grade 1 of the French Immersion program. The camps:

  • reinforce and develop French language skills over the summer months;
  • provide an opportunity for students to use the French language outside of the classroom in a fun atmosphere;
  • encourage creativity and imagination through games, sports, story-telling, song, arts crafts and other activities;
  • give insight into French as a day-to-day, living and enjoyable language;
  • Enhance awareness of the French culture.

Camp Soleil is a summer day camp, which is offered in CPF chapter-related communities, for one week on a daily basis (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).  A bilingual camp coordinator and camp counselor facilitate the camps in French, using themes that motivate students to use their French and also broaden perspectives of the French culture.


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*Click here for a printed version of the Camp 2017 Schedule

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste Celebrations at CCFM

As a part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM), along with partner Pluri-elles, invite you to come celebrate francophone culture during la Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste on Saturday June 24th at the CCFM.

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: CCFM - activities for the whole family including give-aways face painting, balloon twisting and live performances starting at 1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.: St. Boniface Cathedral docks - Gun salute and ringing of the St. Boniface Cathedral bells in celebration of Canada 150th.

6:30 p.m.: The Forks - Live music

For more information, contact Daniel Girard, Assistant Programming Coordinator at:
(204) 233.8972 ext 443 -


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Canada Day 2017 Celebrations

Come celebrate Canada 150th in French! There will be variety of activities and event for the whole family.

The East Plaza will be bustling with visual artists, musicians and performers.

LE MUSÉE DE SAINT-BONIFACE MUSEUM – 434 Taché Avenue– 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy strolling musicians, learn traditional French Dance, family activities, and free cookies.

LA MAISON GABRIELLE-ROY – 375 Deschambault Street – 1:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Celebrate Canada Day with a free entry to Maison Gabrielle-Roy House!

FORT GIBRALTAR – corner of Saint-Joseph Street and Messager Street – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free activities for the whole family! Tours and workshops with costumed interpreters, plays and demonstrations, and much more.

PROMENADE CAFÉ AND WINE – corner of Taché Avenue and Provencher Boulevard – 8:00 p.m. to midnight
Celebrate Canada Day under the stars in the parking lot of Promenade Café and Wine, complete with food, bar service, live music and the best vantage point for the evening’s fireworks display.

LAVERENDRYE PARK – Taché Avenue between Dollard and Despins Streets – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
La Compagnie de La Vérendrye celebrates 20 years with mini-exhibits on Western Canada's History.

St. NORBERT FARMERS MARKET - 3514 Pembina Hwy - 11 a.m. to dusk

Barbecue, games, pony rides and fun on the splash pad ending with fireworks at dusk.


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