Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) invites media representatives and other special guests to attend the launch of the 30TH Spelling Bee of Canada 2017 Competition on Sunday October 2, 2016 at the Jamaican Canadian Association from 1pm to 7pm.
Attendants at the Spelling Bee of Canada Fundraising Brunch and Dinner will get the chance to learn about an exciting addition to the Spelling Bee of Canada program: The introduction of the first national French Spelling Bee of Canada.
Also on the agenda:
- Announcement of the recipients of the Unsung Heroes Award
- Placement of the primary, junior and intermediate 2016 championship winners’ names on the championship trophies
- Presentation of the Spelling Bee pronunciation software in English and French—an audio Spelling Bee study manual with standard pronunciations and other engaging activities.
- Recognition and appreciation of SBOC volunteers and chapter president
- Performance by the Corvette Junior Public School Choir
Spelling Bee of Canada has partnered with Épelle-Moi Canada to create a French version of the competition. Founder and director for Spelling Bee of Canada Julie Spence notes, “Canada being a bilingual country, we see this as an opportunity that, we hope, will benefit those children who speak French and would like to test their skills. For those who don’t know French, this might encourage them to learn.” The benefits of the program, however, aren’t limited to the children participating.“There are some people who have learnt the language but are not practicing it. For parents who might know the language, have studied the language, it may be an opportunity for them and their children to work together,” says Spence.
Founder of Épelle-Moi Canada Dorine Joelle shares Spence’s excitement and expectation, “We are really excited about the partnership especially since we share the same vision: the literacy of children. We see the value it [French Spelling Bee of Canada] brings to the education of the children. Teaching at a French school, I know that some youth think French is just for school. After school there’s no more French. With this type of activity we’re showing them that there can be some exciting competition outside of school to participate in. It will hopefully encourage children to improve their French language, especially in terms of oral communication.”
Location: Jamaica Canada Association, 995 Arrow Rd, North York, ON M9M 2Z5
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Tickets: $25 (youth), $35 (adults)
Media representatives are encouraged to RSVP before October 1, 2016.
About Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC)
Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC), established in 1987, is an educational organization that encourages youth, parents, teachers and the community at large to participate in the education process. With the support of schools, student literacy representatives, sponsors, parents, chapter presidents and volunteers, Spelling Bee of Canada aims to encourage young people to expand their vocabulary, communication skills and self-confidence, by providing a foundation for future scholastic achievements. For more information, please visit:www.spellingbeeofcanada.ca
About Épelle-Moi Canada
Épelle-Moi Canada is a French educational program with an aim to enhance the french language among Canadian youth through literacy in French. With the support of the parents, chapter presidents and volunteers, communities, Épelle-Moi Canada encourages young people to expand their knowledge regarding the french orthography, vocabulary, communication. By providing a solid foundation for future scholastic achievements through our theme EDUCATION + PERSEVERANCE = SUCCESS, the program hopes to boost self-confidence and esteem.