Mayor Charlie Cornfield (left) and Bonhomme are gearing up for this weekend's Carnaval at the Sportsplex

A taste of Carnaval

The Campbell River chapter of Canadian Parents for French will be hosting a Community Carnival this Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sportsplex.

The Campbell River chapter of Canadian Parents for French will be hosting a Community Carnival this Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sportsplex.

This is the third year the chapter has organized a community event to celebrate French Language and culture.

Canadian Parents for French is the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians. The Campbell River chapter has been a part of the community for over 25 years and supports the community by awarding yearly bursaries, sponsoring French cultural events, supporting Concours, a French public speaking contest and providing advocacy for local public French programs.

This year’s carnival was inspired by Quebec’s annual winter Carnival that takes place from late January to mid February. We would like to invite the public to come and be entertained by Veronique – The Living Statue, Hip Hop Dancers or why not try the French syllable challenge brought to you by the Francophone Association of Campbell River or get your picture with the Bonhomme de Carnaval, the famous ambassador of the winter celebration. There will also be a craft table and ‘Maple Taffy’, the official treat of Carnaval. Admission and activites are free Come get a taste of Carnaval and join us as we celebrate our other national language, French.

If you would like more information on Canadian Parents for French visit their website at www.cpf.bc.ca or contact Andrea Dirom for local chapter information.

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