Bonhomme de neige makes an appearance at APES

Bonhomme de neige makes an appearance at APES.

Bonhomme de neige makes an appearance at APES.

The hallways at Alexander Park Elementary School (APES) were a little busier than usual last Friday. To celebrate French culture in Canada, Canadian Parents For French Golden Chapter (CPF-GC) and Golden Secondary School (GSS) hosted a winter Carnaval for all APES students to enjoy.The Golden Carnaval had everything from the Quebecois traditional tire d’erable (a snow and maple sugar concoction served on a stick), relay races, a bean-bag toss and even an appearance and an opportunity for students to dance with bonhomme de neige — the celebrity of the Carnaval in Quebec. The event was organized and run by GSS students from French Immersion 8/9 and French as a Second Language 10, 11 and 12. CPF-GC sponsored the event with a grant they received from CPF BC/Yukon branch. “The event is really all about fun,” said CPF-GC cultural event co-ordinator.” It’s a way for the students to learn about Quebecois culture and a learning process for students at the high school, too.”The event was originally planned to take place at the GSS field, but was moved inside APES school due to temperatures hovering around the – 20 range.