CPF Nova Scotia recognizes Nancy Belliveau for her exceptional work in French Second Language Education
The Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Network Conference took place in Halifax from October 18-21. CPF Nova Scotia took time to recognize the outstanding achievement of Nancy Belliveau, who was presented the 2018 Nova Scotia FSL Champion award.
CPF delegates from across the county enjoyed a reception at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21on October 18. Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook MP Darrell Samson delivered greetings to the group from Minister Mélanie Jolie at Canadian Heritage. Following M. Samson’s speech, President Anthony Orlando presented the 2018 French Second Language Champion award to Nancy Belliveau.
Nancy Belliveau started her journey in French in 1983 when she took the immersion program at Université Sainte-Anne. She graduated with a B.Ed specializing in teaching French Second Language from Université Sainte-Anne; then a Masters in French from Sainte-Anne and one in English from Acadia University.
Mme. Belliveau was a teacher with the AVRSB for 14 years as well as a consultant in pedagogy for an additional 10 years. She has taught French Second Language methodology for teachers every summer, except two, at Sainte-Anne since 1994. Mme Belliveau also taught French Second Language methodology courses at Acadia University for close to the same length of time.
Mme. Belliveau is passionate about French and training teachers to teach French Second Language. She credits falling in love with her Francophone husband as the reason that her household and family are truly bilingual.
The French Second Language Champion Award was established in 2016. Recipients to date have been Patricia Holland, founding Director of CPF Nova Scotia and Greta Murtagh, retired HRSB French consultant.
The CPF Network Conference reception wrapped up with CPF delegates and guests playing an enthusiastic game of Face aux Questions with volunteers, Laurie Bolland and Florence Roach from the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education. The CPF Network Conference was last held in Halifax in 1990.
Felicitations to Mme. Nancy Belliveau!