The Canadian Parents for French Concours d’art oratoire (French public speaking competition) is a long-standing tradition in our school district. On April 16th 2013, 37 French Immersion (FI), Late French Immersion (LFI) and Francophone students from across North Vancouver participated in the North Vancouver School District Concours d’art oratoire final. It was a beautiful day and students came with great enthusiasm to present a wide variety of well-prepared and entertaining speeches.
Winners from the district competition then went on to compete with students from across BC in the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire held at SFU Surrey Campus on Saturday May 4th 2013.
Huge congratulations to both Austyn Jasper (Immersion 9e – Windsor) and Irene Carrasco (Immersion 12e – Handsworth) who placed 1st in their respective categories at the provincial competition! As Irene Carrasco is in grade 12, she has been offered a $2,000 entrance scholarship to the University of Ottawa and she now has the opportunity to go on to travel to the national Concours in Ottawa to compete for a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Ottawa, among other prizes!
This year’s Concours d’art oratoire was a very successful event. We are proud of the effort and dedication of all students who competed in both the district and provincial competitions. The speeches were well written and well presented to an audience of their peers, teachers and parents.
For more information about Concours d’art oratoire, please visit the Canadian Parents for French website (www.cpf.bc.ca).
Félicitations à tous!