Students from grades 4 to 12 participated in the 33rd annual provincial French public-speaking event, Concours et festival d’art oratoire, organized by Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) and the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA). On Saturday, May 6th, CPF Ontario welcomed over 300 students from 24 school boards and 11 independent schools across Ontario to the provincial event at York University’s Glendon College in Toronto. Students presented their original speech on a topic of their choice before a panel of officials recruited by the OMLTA.
Students in grades 4 to 8 took part in a non-competitive festival in both the Traditional and Impromptu Divisions, showcasing their French-language and public-speaking skills. Students in grades 9 to 12 participated in a competitive Concours in both the Traditional and Impromptu Divisions with ambitions to win cash prizes and scholarships.
First Place Grades 9-12 Concours Traditional Division Winners
The following students in the Traditional Division from grades 11-12 will represent Ontario at the 2017 CPF National Concours d’art oratoire on June 3rd, 2017 in Ottawa, competing for full or partial scholarships to four Canadian universities with a cumulative value over $500,000.
Ayaan Virani from Markville Secondary School, York Region District School Board
Katherine Gotovsky from University of Toronto Schools, Toronto
Hayden Godfrey from William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, Toronto District School Board
Raphael Faiola from Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto District School Board
First Place Grades 9-12 Concours Impromptu Division Winners
The following students in the Impromptu Division from grades 11-12 won scholarships to York University (Glendon Campus) and the University of Ottawa.
Julie Ngo from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Aaron Tan from Colonel By Secondary School, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Clare Fiala from University of Toronto Schools, Toronto
Mathilde Raymond from Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Click HERE for a complete list of winners in the Traditional Division.
Click HERE for a complete list of winners in the Impromptu Division.
Click HERE for images taken of the event and winners of the grade 9-12 categories.
For additional information on the annual event, Concours et festival d’art oratoire, click HERE.