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The 26th edition of the British Columbia Francophone Youth Games will be in Kelowna!

This year, école l’Anse-au-Sable in Kelowna will be hosting the British Columbia Francophone Youth Games, a provincial event organized by the CJFCB. Nearly 130 participants between the ages of 14 and 18, about twenty volunteers and a dozen workshop leaders will join together from May 18th to 21st, 2018.

Six workshops centered on arts, sports and science will be led by professionals from each discipline. The Youth Council, inspired by the beauty of Kelowna, has incorporated a new outdoor component and a new environmental science component within the event. The outdoor component will focus on learning about environmental awareness over the course of several hikes near Okanagan Lake and central Kelowna. The science component will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the field of environmental sciences through a variety of activities related to the nature of the Okanagan region.
Social evenings will be organized to allow young people to socialize in French and get to know other Francophones and Francophiles from all over the province.

Every year, the Youth Council awards a $ 1,000 scholarship to a student from the B.C. Conseil Scolaire Francophone (CSF) with the aim of supporting youth in their post-secondary goals. Applications begin on Monday, April 16th!

All grade 12 students who are members of the Youth Council are eligible. In addition to being a graduate of the CSF, candidates must demonstrate how they have distinguished themselves throughout their high school careers through their community and academic involvement, peer inclusion and leadership, in order to further promote youth participation in their schools and broader communities. The Youth Council will also take into account whether the candidate embodies the values of the Youth Council (youth leadership, inclusion, integrity) and whether they have modeled exemplary behavior during CJFCB events.