The Concours d’Art Oratoire
By Nicholas Loughton
On May 7, 2010, 12 students from SMUS traveled to Vancouver to participate in the annual provincial French public speaking competition, the Concours d’Art Oratoire. On the ferry, we enjoyed a delicious selection of food from the Pacific Buffet. Once we reached Vancouver, we went to our hotel, the Compass Inn, where we hung out before getting some quick shut-eye before the next day’s competition. The next day before we headed to the university, we stopped by Tim Horton’s, where I had an English muffin and a lot of chocolate milk. After we headed to the Surrey Campus of Simon Fraser University, we went to the opening ceremonies for the morning competition. The competition was right after that, so some had to run quickly to their rooms. I competed and tried my best, and I hope everyone else did too, and even though I didn’t win, I still had fun and learned a lot. I think the Concours d’Art Oratoire was a very good experience.