French Immersion Boot Camp

Thurs Nov 2 @ 7 – 8:30pm Laity View Elementary

Parent lead orientation to surviving your first years as a French Immersion parent. Tips and strategies for supporting your child when you don’t speak French. Of interest to parents of K to Grade 2.

Free for Members / $5 for non-Members


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CPF AGM – Wednesday May 17, 2017, Time: 6:30 pm, Location: Laity View Elementary

Dear Members and French Immersion Parents,

To members, I would like to once again thank-you for your support of Canadian Parents for French for French through your annual membership.  Your membership fee allows us to put on some very successful events and experiences for our children and I truly hope to see this continue in the future.  

As always we welcome new volunteers from board level, committee or on-off event help. And welcome you to visit at one of the monthly evening meeting, just check the web site for times and locations as we circulate around the French Immersion schools. You don’t need to speech French.  Just bring your passion for French immersion and our kids.  The time commitment depends on the position for example School Reps it’s about 4 hours per month. We are currently looking for School Reps for Maple Ridge Elementary and Pitt Meadows Secondary.  

We are very proud to say that the Ridge Meadows Chapter is one of the most active CPF Chapters in BC & Yukon. In the past few years we have build a strong school network, a website, French summer camp and more.

We celebrate this year’s successes:  

  •          French Film Fest
  •          French Summer Camp
  •          Parent Survival Night
  •          Community French Movie Night
  •          Running a booth at two of the winter Craft fairs
  •          Grade 12 scholarships at $500 each
  •          Grade 7 excellence awards
  •          Quebec field trip grants of $50 per student
  •          High School drama workshops
  •          CPF representation on the district FAC

Election of new members to our Board of directors for the next year must occur at our next Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Our AGM will be held Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Laity View School in the library.  Laity View school is located at 21023 123rd Ave, Maple Ridge.

I encourage you to become involved with CPF.  As a group and with the support of provincial Branch, CPF can work with the school board to shape a French Immersion program that parents want.  This is the time to become involved.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions please email:  or call (604) 783-7862.

I hope to see many of you at our AGM, showing your support for CPF.

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Free bilingual “environmusical” party

ArtStarts presents

Eco-Logical Show! L’école-logique! with CréaSon

VANCOUVER: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11am and 1pm (2 sessions)
at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver
NEW WESTMINSTER: SundayMay 28, 2017 at 11am and 1pm (2 sessions)
at River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

A bilingual French/English performance, CréaSon unites all ages in an “environmusical” party and builds on young people’s willingness to reinvent the world. The audience accompanies the musicians throughout the show and volunteers will jam with them on recycled instruments! Being ecological is so logical!

ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market are monthly events for families, featuring free, fun, 45-minute creative arts workshops with some of the best children’s artists. Sessions start at 11am and 1pm. Free! No registration necessary.
For more information, visit
Thanks to Westminster Savings for their generous support of ArtStarts at River Market.
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Camp d’été 2017 – French Summer Day

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Camp d’été 2017 – French Summer Day Camp Theme: Cirque d’été

(Summer Circus)

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017, 9am to 3pm

Registration Package is available Click here

Bienvenue FUN IN FRENCH!

Camp d’été:

is for children going into Grades 1 through 5 in September, 2017, who are enrolled in a French Immersion program or have basic speaking ability in French;

offers French Immersion students the opportunity to develop French language skills while enjoying fun summer activities.

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CPF French Film Fest 2017

Canadian Parent for French Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chapter is please to present French Film Festival 2017.  The date is Tuesday February 21st   at  The ACT Maple Ridge.

We are excited to present the following films:

 For the intermediate students:

 La Guerre des Tuques screened at 9:30


For the Primary students:

Un Monstre à Paris screened at 12:30


No Admission Fees

We are very pleased to offer this event free of charge to students and schools.  This year our Chapter has worked hard to raise funds to cover the costs of this event.  In previous years, there was a charge to attend. This year the Chapter is not able to cover the cost of buses for students from Laityview Elementary and Pitt Meadows Elementary.

Show Start Times

We’ll start the morning off with the Intermediate film, La Guerre des Tuques. The film will start at 9:30. The film is 1 hour 22 minutes. We request that students arrive at the Maple Ridge Act at 9:00 am. This gives Eric Langton and Golden Ears the time to walk and buses from Laityview and Pitt Meadows time to travel to the ACT.

The primary students’ film, Un Monstre à Paris begins at 12:30. We would like the primary students to be there at noon. The primary film is 1 hour 30 minutes long. The students will be able to return in time for the end of the school day.

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Community Movie Night by Canadian Parents for French – Les Cigognes/the Storks

Friday 20-Jan-2017

Doors at 6pm, Movie starts at 6:30pm

Laity View Elementary

Free Admision

Bring a blanket, stuffy and pjs


Les Cigognes (The Storks) have moved out of the baby delivery… now they deliver packages for global internet giant Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Film will be shown in French – with English subtitles

There will be pizza concession. Also welcome to pack a picnic. Must be accompanied by an adult.




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Canadian Parents for French (CPF) – Ridgemeadows chapter members are parents of students in British Columbia’s Pitt Meadows / Maple Ridge School District #42 with an interest and focus on supporting French Language learning. We volunteer to organize extra-curricular French activities for students. We support the French Immersion programs by providing French activities for students, information and support to parents, and participating in Pitt Meadows / Maple Ridge school district committees.

CPF-Ridgemeadows always welcomes new members! If you value our activities and want to know more about French language learning in Pitt Meadows / Maple Ridge – you are at the right place! Read over our website and join us at one of our friendly meetings. We will be happy to meet you!

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