Our second Fête du soleil wrap-up comes from Prince Albert. This year was an exciting week-long camp from July 18-22. A definite highlight was the excursion to Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park. This allowed the campers to experience the park in French in a fun and memorable way. They continued to learn French through fun vocabulary and pictures, crafts, games, and activities all relating to each day’s theme. This week’s themes were Careers, Pyjamas, Around the World, and Science.
Here is what the Prince Albert chapter had to say about hosting Fête du soleil:
Q: As a volunteer, what is your favorite part of hosting Fête du soleil in Prince Albert?
A: We love to see the children enjoying themselves and hearing what they have to share about what they learned and experienced.
Q: What makes Fête du soleil unique in Prince Albert?
A: Despite having two other French summer camps in our community, Fête du soleil is selected because of the quality of the programming, the excellent monitors, and the overall positive reputation the Prince Albert Chapter has built over several years.
Q: Why is it important for Prince Albert to host Fête du Soleil?
A: It is important to expose our membership to other wonderfully influential French immersion youth in the hopes of inspiring them to become a monitor in the future.
Q: What does it mean for Prince Albert to have a Canadian Parents for French chapter?
A: It is wonderful for families to have an organization that encourages and supports French-second-language learning in a fun, non-intimidating and exciting way outside of the classroom.
Q: Who else in the chapter and the community helped to make this year’s Fête du soleil a success?
A: We appreciate the additional support from Canadian Parent for French – Saskatchewan this year as we only have a skeleton crew for a Board. We would like to extend a big thanks to Prince Albert Director Amy Hadley for organizing the excursion, providing the orientation and managing the finances during this event. We would also like to thank Prince Albert Director Brenda Dyer for her assistance in Fête du soleil decisions, and we would like to thank Amy’s son, Ian Harris, for driving and his volunteerism on the excursion.
Check back soon for our next Fête du soleil wrap-up from Swift Current.