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former directors The Granville School, 1896


L'Alliance Française de Vancouver has a long and rich history in the city.
Settled in 1904, the association shows 115 years of education in French.

This has been possible thanks to generations of boards of directors, executive directors, course managers, administrative teams and French instructors.

We present in this section a list of Presidents of the Board of Directors and Executive Directors.

Photo caption: The Granville School, 1175 Haro Street, was a boarding and day school for girls established in 1896 and directed by the Demoiselles Kern. Motto: "Rien sans peine" (Nothing without hard work). Mrs Marie-Louise Kern was very active in the founding, May 5th, 1904, of L'Alliance Française de Vancouver.


In this section, we list a number of contributions. Please feel free to send us more information if one or various people of your family, friends, were involved in our institution. We shall be glad to add their name.

Executive Directors
Damien Hubert 2014-current
Jean-Sébastien Attié 2010-2014
Delphine Coat-Prou 2008-2010
Pierre Montaigne 2005-2008
Catherine Pétillon 2001-2005
Philippe Timon 1997-2001
Bruno Nigita 1990-1996
Yves Thoraval 1983-1990
Jean-Pierre Joannidès 1977-1983
M. Marchioni 1973-1977
André Gautier (first Executive Director sent by France) 1968-1973

Presidents of the Board of Directors
Marie-Claire Howard 2018-current
Bruno Gervès 2015-2018
Marie-Claire Howard 2013-2015
Valérie Fabre 2011-2013
Erica Tao 2009-2011
Jacques Becker 2005-2009
Philippe Raulot-Lapointe 2004-2005
Jacques Becker
2000-2004
Allan Smith 1998-2000
Emmanuel Nicolas 1996-1998
Micheline Gill 1991-1997
Dr Jacoli 1974-1991
Ladislas Kardos 1971-1974
Herbert Oliver 1969-1971
Charles Bloch-Bauer 1947-1968

It all comes with BONJOUR