HALIFAX, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - The Lieutenant Governor's Award: Ready to Write! Prêt à écrire! in partnership with Canadian Parents for French - Nova Scotia is now
underway. This award celebrates the ability of young Nova Scotians to
communicate in both official languages by promoting the use of the
French language. This year's theme is on the use of social media
technology and how it affects young Canadians.
"The use of social media has dramatically impacted our lives,"
Lieutenant Governor Mayann E. Francis said. "Given this year's theme, I
am excited to know the views of Nova Scotia's youth." Her Honour has
long been committed to life-long learning and is especially supportive
of education for young Nova Scotians.
Students in grades 10-12 enrolled in any French second language program
within Nova Scotia are invited to take part in this program. Eligible
students can enter submissions. The criteria for the award essays is
based on originality, creativity, writing style, organization of ideas,
content and written language proficiency.
The deadline for submissions is March 25th, 2011. The recipient will be presented with the award at a ceremony to
be held at an appropriate venue, a Canadian Parents for French - Nova
Scotia event or a suitable function in the recipient's area before the
end of the school year. This program is sponsored by Université
Sainte-Anne which has a longstanding relationship with Canadian Parents
for French and a history of supporting French education initiatives in
Canadian Parents for French is a national network of volunteers that
values French as an integral part of Canada and is dedicated to the
promotion and creation of French learning opportunities for young
SOURCE Canadian Parents for French
For further information:
Rebecca Lancaster, Executive Director at 453-2048 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org