Monday, March 25, 2013

Festival jeune artiste du Manitoba

Just a reminder that this is the last week to submit your registration form or video audition for Festival jeune artiste du Manitoba! If you need a registration form, please contact frenchforlife@cpfmb.com.

Festival JAM has it all: auditions, judges, a live band to back participants up at the finals, glitz, glam AND cash prizes! The participant named Jeune artiste du Manitoba will receive $1000 and the opportunity to professionally record the song they've competed with, 2nd place will receive $500 and 3rd place will receive $250! You are also invited to come take in the live finals on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at l'Université de Saint-Boniface and cheer on all of our finalists.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to take YOUR French outside of the classroom and into the spotlight!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

Do you know an outstanding teacher? You can nominate them for the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence! Deadline for nominations has been extended to April 19, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/wz01819.html.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

National Ambassdor Youth Forum

Do you love French? Are you passionate about bilingualism and involved in your school and community?

Send in your application for your chance to become a French for the Future ambassador!

Thirty students will be chosen to take part in the 2013 National Ambassador Youth Forum, which will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from August 22 to 27, 2013. Travel, lodging and meals for the participants are covered by French for the Future.

For more information on the National Ambassador Youth Forum (NAYF), or to apply, please visit http://www.francais-avenir.org/en/que-fait-on/comment-participer-forum-national.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Allons en France 2013

Canadian Parents for French and the Embassy of France are once again offering the Allons en France contest! The grand prize: An all-expenses-paid trip to Nice, France for one high school student in Canada.

This year, students in grades 11 ...and 12 who are studying French as a second language (FSL) are asked to submit their entries through Twitter! Contestants in Allons en France 2013 are invited to meet the challenge: Use eight of the 10 given words in four tweets (two per tweet) and include the hashtag #AEF2013. While there is no theme regarding what is tweeted, extra consideration will be given to tweets which are linked to one another.

For more information, including complete rules and instructions and the mandatory contest registration form, please download the documents that are posted at http://cpf.ca/en/actvities/youth-activities/allons-en-france/. The contest will close on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The Allons en France competition is being held as part of the French government’s “Dis-moi dix mots” project central to the Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie (March 16-24, 2013). For more information on the project, please visit www.dismoidixmots.culture.fr.

Thank you for your interest in the competition, and please pass this message on to your children and students. Allons en France 2013: it's time to get tweeting!
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