FRENCH FAMILY FUN WEEKENDS

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Canadian Parents for French Alberta is proud to be the founder and the coordinator of “French Family Fun Weekends”.  These weekends are an opportunity for families of students in French-second-language, French Immersion and Francophone programs to come together to not only celebrate their childrens’ French language skills, but to also provide them an opportunity for their children to “live” French by participating in a full-day socio-cultural activity.

The two weekends are:

  • Falling Into French Weekend  -Banff. October 26-28 2018.
  • French Family Weekend – Jasper. March 2-4, 2018.

FALLING INTO FRENCH

This year’s Fall weekend in Banff will take place from October 26 – 28, 2018 at the Inns of Banff.  This year’s fee is $500.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.  Special rates for families of different sizes are available upon request.

The price for the weekend includes the following:

  • Two (2) nights accommodation (one hotel room)
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Dinner and entertainment Saturday evening
  • Student programming all day on Saturday
  • Lunch for students on Saturday
  • Parent education session
  • Sunday morning family activity
  • All taxes and fees

FRENCH FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please join us in the Fall at our Falling into French Weekend in Banff!

The 2018 event will take place in Jasper, AB from March 2-4, 2018 at the Lobstick Lodge. This year’s fee is $500.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Please see below for rates for families of different sizes.

The price for the weekend includes the following:

  • Two (2) nights accommodation (one hotel room)
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Dinner and entertainment Saturday evening
  • Student programming all day on Saturday
  • Lunch for students on Saturday
  • Parent education session
  • Sunday morning family activity
  • Tour and tasting at Jasper Brewing Company
  • All taxes and fees

The format is similar for both weekends:

  • Arrive Friday night
  • Saturday from 08:30 to 16:00 – Student programming
  • Saturday from 09:00 to 11:00 – Parent education session
  • Saturday evening – Dinner and French entertainment
  • Sunday morning – Family activity.

PARENT SESSION

This year’s Jasper parent session will be led by Sarah Clark and will be on the importance of oral language. Her talk entitled “Speaking at home- does this translate?” will outline the importance of oral language and how it translates to academic success. We will look at possible strategies to use at home to encourage language that will impact our children in the academic environment. Even if our primary language spoken at home is English these oral language skills will transfer to academic success in the French Immersion classroom.

Clark is a mother of 3 children who all attend French Immersion. She is a District Principal for Foothills School Division. In addition to her role as mother and teacher, she sits on the board of directors for Canadian Parents for French Alberta and has a passion for language development. Sarah has earned a M. Ed. in second language acquisition and designs professional development for teachers in the area of language development.

You can find Sarah’s presentation here: Speaking at Home- How does this Translate

SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT 

We are pleased to welcome Holding On Circus as our entertainment Saturday evening. They will give a short performance then hold festival style circus workshops for the whole family to participate in. You can check out their website HERE

SPECIAL PROMOTION

We also have a special promotion this year for returning participants—  they will have the opportunity to win a FREE future Family Weekend* for referring a new family. If you are a returning family be sure to tell your friends how great of a time you have on the CPF Family Weekends. When they register, all the new family has to do is write the referring individual’s name in the corresponding question on the registration form! Returning families will get 1 entry into the draw for the free weekend for each family that they refer so tell all your friends for a greater chance to win! The draw will take place on Saturday, March 3 during the family dinner in Jasper.

*Free weekend can be used for either our October 2018 weekend in Banff or the March 2019 weekend in Jasper.

French Family Fun Weekend 2018 Rates

*Please note, children under the age of 5 are free and are not included in the rate. i.e. If there are 2 adults coming on the weekend and you have a 3 year old and a 8 year old you would be charged the rate for 2 adults and 1 child.

Number of Participants: Rate:
2 Adults/2 Kids $500.00
1 Adult/2 Kids $380.00
2 Adults/1 Kid $430.00
1 Adult/1Kid $310.00
2 Adults/3 Kids $590.00
2 Adults/4 Kids $680.00
3 Adults/2 Kids $650.00
3 Adults/3 Kids $730.00
Saturday, Youth Programming Only $60.00 (includes lunch) / person

 

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