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Keep in touch with the latest news regarding our reconstruction project

OUR PROJECT



LET'S OPEN A NEW CHAPTER TOGETHER




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HELP US TO BUILD A NEW HOME FOR THE ALLIANCE
Marie-Claire Howard, President

The Alliance Francaise Vancouver celebrated its 115 years in Vancouver in style with almost 700 people attending the RectoVRso exhibition at the Centre for Digital Media and 300 more pouring into our digitally transformed auditorium by Nicolas Sasson for a night of dancing with DJs Jack J, DJ Venetta and Mela Melania and good food offered by our very own Danièle et Annie and their team of volunteers. In the meantime, progress for the new building is being made slowly as we are in discussion with the City of Vancouver over a proposed development levy. Stay tuned. We have received warm support and are currently exploring several avenues for private donations as we start our fundraising campaign. Anyone interested in contributing to the success of our project is encouraged to contact us or donate online (See dedicated webpage). It’s easy and tax-deductible.

NEW BUILDING - RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

NEW BUILDING - RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

After such a busy summer and back-to school period, we are still working hard on our reconstruction project. So far, we are not expecting any movement before next spring. 2020 will definitely start in the actual building and we are preparing an amazing cultural program on site until summer 2020. Stay tuned for update!

A SPECIAL EVENT FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY

A SPECIAL EVENT FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY

Bring diversity to Vancouver’s cultural life
Damien Hubert, Director of the Alliance Francaise Vancouver

As you may have noticed, the Alliance Française Vancouver will organise two events to celebrate his anniversary starting with an immersive art exhibition. On this occasion, we wanted to offer something special to Vancouver, something to show the common ties that bonds Vancouver and Francophone artistic creation. Virtual reality is one of them, but not the one that comes first to mind. Applied to art it changes the way we see artistic creation and allows artists to invent new ways of expression. Both French and Canadian artists and researchers are at the forefront of innovation in that field. The last week-end of September will be full of awesome experiences, exhibitions and events to prove it such as Culture Days Events and Vancouver International Film Festival Immersed Conference. We are very happy to contribute to such a rich program with such amazing partners!

A GREAT NEW HOME

A GREAT NEW HOME

COMBINE FRENCH ELEGANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Marie-Odile MARCEAU, Mac Farland Marceau Architects


Our architectural team is honoured to accompany the AFV on the renewal of their facilities. We are currently drawing final floor plans and are pleased to confirm that the new facility will offer a high level of comfort and sustainability, consistent with LEED Gold projects.  Respect for our environment has always been a concern of our architectural practice and has been an important part of this project from the beginning.  With the AFV team, we have included significant green features, including a green wall and a mass timber structure - which, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, has the advantage of sequestering carbon. We are proud of our partnership with Alliance Française in the creation of a new home that combines French elegance with environmental stewardship.

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 at the end of September 2019. Please note that 45th West street is also expected to be closed from June to mid-october 2019.

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 space with 160 seats, a gallery and a demonstration kitchen; we will be able to develop our cultural program with a lot more events. 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!

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