Friday, May 19, 2017

Promoting French in the Pacific Northwest


French class at Canoe Island ready to partager le Français!
Canoe Island French Camp was just awarded Special Distinction for promoting French culture in the Pacific Northwest by the French American Chamber of Commerce at its 3rd annual French American Business Awards dinner in Seattle May 12. This is the second year Canoe Island French Camp has been nominated for the Culture Award. First place Gold Award went to the Alliance Française de Portland.

We are honored to accept this award and thank staff, board members, and campers and families who help us share our love of French language and culture through our programs. A special merci to Mathieu LeMerle, past CIFC counselor and current Engineering Manager of Operations Innovation at Starbucks in Seattle who represented Canoe Island at the dinner. He is married to past counselor Eugenie (Howell) LeMerle who he met at CIFC in 2008.

We hope to see many of you très bientôt on Canoe Island and encourage all of our community members to keep promoting values of language and cultural exploration here in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide!

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