About Us


L'Association francophone des Rocheuses du sud (Francophone Association of the Southern Rockies) seeks to promote francophone education and culture in our region. Established in 2012 in Fernie local parents wanting to see a francophone school opened in their city, a reality that came to life in September 2013 with the opening of École Sophie-Morigeau. AFRoS soon added to its activity roster a preschool storytime (heure du conte) and adult French conversation hour (conversation française) and became the liaison between francophone activities happening locally and provincially that cater to residents of the East Kootenay.

AFRoS's mandate is to represent the southeast part of British Columbia demarcated by the Alberta border to the east, the US border to the south, Highway 1 to the north and the Creston-Revelstoke line to the west. This includes the municipalities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere and Golden, as well as the regional districts that surround them.  Our Board of Directors is entirely volunteer and can be found under Direction on the main menu.

An Overview of Our Activities (All language abilities welcome, always!):