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 Nova Scotia.

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 Canadians.

SOURCE Canadian Parents for French

For further information:

Rebecca Lancaster, Executive Director at 453-2048 or email at

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