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OUR FUTURE IS DRAWING HERE

Keep in touch with the latest news regarding our reconstruction project

OUR PROJECT



LET'S OPEN A NEW CHAPTER TOGETHER




CULTURAL PROGRAM

CULTURAL PROGRAM

AN EXCITING JOURNEY AHEAD OF US
Eloïse LORIOT, event coordinator



While the board and AFV team are working on the reconstruction project for our new building, we are preparing our cultural program for the years to come.The new building will include a brand new and fully equipped performance stage with 160 seats, a dedicated exhibition space and a demonstration kitchen; we will be able to develop our cultural program with a lot more events. We will double the surface of our already great library! What an exciting project! We want to offer an inclusive and eclectic program to our community focused on contemporary artistic creation. We aim to open the new cultural centre to Francophone and Francophile artists and to foster partnerships with new organizations. Reconstruction period will also bring new challenges. AF is working to present an audacious off site program… Count on us to be creative and imaginative!        

HAPPY FRENCH NATIONAL DAY

HAPPY FRENCH NATIONAL DAY

BASTILLE DAY, A GREAT MOMENT TO SHARE THE BEST OF FRANCE
Damien Hubert, AFV Director  
 

As we had a very nice event on Sunday to celebrate the French National Day, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all our French and Francophone partners and friends who are always a great support for the AFV! The Alliance Française is proud to be a part of this vibrant community. Bastille Day is always a great moment to share the best of France with all: conviviality, Joie de Vivre, sharing and generosity. As a Canadian organisation dedicated to promote French and Francophone cultures, this is what we want to bring to Vancouver! We are looking forward to the next Bastille Day!

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER ON CAMBIE

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER ON CAMBIE

Summer is here, and we are already thinking about back-to-school period in September. As some of you asked regarding what to expect in September, we will welcome our students on Cambie as usual.
Have a nice summer!

LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE

LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE

CELEBRATE MUSIC TOGETHER
DAMIEN HUBERT, DIRECTOR 


On June 21th, join us to celebrate music and summer for the 2nd year at AF in on our parking lot. It is important for us to keep the spirit of this big French Event in Vancouver. Gathering artists, neighbours and friends for a free evening of concerts! This is quite new on Cambie area and we are thankful to our neighbours and partners to allow us to organise this. The FETE DE LA MUSIQUE is a good example of what we want to achieve in the next few years. We want to offer to our neighbourhood an open and inclusive cultural center with activities for everyone. I invite you to join us to celebrate Music on June 21st!

GENERAL MEETING - FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH

GENERAL MEETING - FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH

 
A NON-PROFIT FULL OF LIFE!

MARIE-CLAIRE HOWARD AFV PRESIDENT  

The AFV is about to have his Annual General Meeting. Join us on June 14th for this important moment in the life of our Association. This year, the stakes are higher than ever as we are at the threshold of a new big adventure: building a 40,000 sf new cultural centre. A great opportunity to celebrate our 115-year anniversary!  With more than 300 active members, the Alliance Française is indeed a vibrant organization!  Since the beginning of the year, AFV have welcomed more than 1000 students and hosted 39 events!  If you want to join us in shaping the future of this great institution, become a member now!

ATTENTION - ACCESS TO PARKING TEMPORARY MODIFIED

ATTENTION - ACCESS TO PARKING TEMPORARY MODIFIED

Due to the constructions on Cambie area, the city of Vancouver closed Ash street from 45th to 49th avenue. Access to the back lane to our parking lot (at rear) is only possible from 49th avenue. The city expects to re-open Ash street September 1st, 2019. Please note that 45th West street is also expected to be closed from June to August 2019.

A VIRTUAL TOUR TO DISCOVER OUR NEW HOME

A VIRTUAL TOUR TO DISCOVER OUR NEW HOME

Have you visited our new home yet? In order to work on our new building and help our community to project into our future, we created a virtual tour. Let's have a look to all the spaces that we will have the chance to open to the public: the lobby, the restaurant, the multipurpose room, the performance space, the library, classrooms, reception, roof top.... the only space you won't be able to see is the underground parking! Yes, we will have a big parking lot below the building! Feel free to ask questions through our Facebook chatbox. You can also take a VR tour on your phone if you have a VR headset. https://cloud.inod.solutions/alliance_francaise/

WE ARE 115 YEARS YOUNG!

WE ARE 115 YEARS YOUNG!

A THRILLING JOURNEY
DAMIEN HUBERT, DIRECTOR


2019 is an important year for the Alliance Française de Vancouver. This year will mark the official beginning of our reconstruction project as we will celebrate our 115th anniversary! As an independent Canadian registered charity we embrace our mission to promote Francophonie, French language and cultural diversity. We are the 3rd largest Alliance Française in North America after New York and Toronto. We are excited about the journey ahead and thrilled to be able to reinvent ourselves after so many years!  And that's why we are planning to celebrate our anniversary looking toward the future and with a special thanks to the community that helped us to achieve these 115 years of success and will accompany us in the next years: our students, our members, our board members, our volunteers, our partners and, of course, our team! Indeed, our history is and will be, above all, a fantastic human journey! I hope you will celebrate with us this important anniversary year. I invite you to learn more about our projects in the coming months. 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

OUR TEAM IS GETTING READY
ALIZE HAY - OFFICE MANAGER


The Cambie corridor is a very busy place and we’re noticing an increase of construction vehicles and traffic detours.  As we prepare to move to temporary facilities in 2020, the administrative team is here to welcome you to your lessons or our events and do what we can to minimize inconvenience. Watch this page for regular updates. You can also ask us questions directly through Facebook messenger box, phone or e-mail! Feel free to ask us if you have any concern or question regarding the new building, the move and the construction. We are here to help!

ATTENTION - ACCESS TO PARKING LOT TEMPORARY MODIFIED

ATTENTION - ACCESS TO PARKING LOT TEMPORARY MODIFIED

Due to the constructions on Cambie area, the city of Vancouver closed Ash street from 45th to 49th avenue. Access to the back lane to our parking lot (at rear) is only possible from 49th avenue. The city expects to re-open Ash street July 1st, 2019.

Let's join us in this wonderful adventure 

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Alliance Française de Vancouver - 6161 Cambie street Vancouver - (604) 327 0201 - info@alliancefrancaise.ca