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  -Canmore. October 25-27, 2019.
  • French Family Weekend – Jasper. February 28-March 1, 2020

FALLING INTO FRENCH

The 2019 Canmore weekend is SOLD OUT! Please join us in Jasper from February 28-March 1, 2020 for our next French Family Weekend!

This year’s Fall weekend will take place October 25-27, 2019 in Canmore.  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 near the bottom of this web page.

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
  • Parent activity Saturday afternoon (students will be at programming). This year we are offering a tour and tasting at the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company. Beer or pop tastings available.
  • Sunday morning family activity
  • All taxes and fees
Parent Speaker, Canmore 2019:
Our parent speaker for Canmore 2019 will be Sarah Fedoration, a French immersion consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools.  Sarah’s love for the French language started when she was a French immersion student and her choice to become a teacher in this program seemed like a natural choice.  Sarah has been a classroom teacher and an assistant principal. Most recently, her  work involves working with immersion teachers to support them in developing best practices in their classrooms.
Workshop description:  This session will focus on various ways that parents can support their students throughout the French immersion program.  Tips, strategies and resource will be shared.  There will also be an opportunity for parents to share their strategies and questions.

 

FRENCH FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

The 2020 event will take place in Jasper, AB from February 28-March 1, 2020. 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
  • Fun parent activity Saturday afternoon
  • Sunday morning family activity (sleigh rides, outdoor skating)
  • 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.

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!

*Free weekend can be used for either our Jasper 2020 weekend or Banff/Canmore 2020 weekend.

Past parent education presentations:

All Hands on Deck! (Banff 2018)

Inclusion in the French as a Second Language Classroom (Jasper 2019)

French Family Fun Weekend 2019-2020 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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