Vincent Deslauriers

French & Movement Ed. teacher


French & Movement Ed. teacher

Vincent was born in Quebec City. At an early age he engaged in music, theatre, sports and outside activities.  At three years of age, he began travel throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. As an adult, travelling became a passion for him as he visited more than twenty countries spending many months in France, Morocco and India. These adventures gave him the love of poetry and fiction writing that he still nourishes today. He was a journalism high school teacher in Québec and a French teacher in the “Explore” program for four years. For two years he toured  Québec with a nomad exhibit, Démocratie en route, met over 25,000 students in over forty schools, gaining much experience in the classrooms. He worked with a youth empowerment organization, was an adviser on social innovation on a ministry council and gave conferences on citizen engagement to raise awareness about the importance of getting involved in the community.  He moved to Nelson with his family so his wife could study at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. These studies are very important for him, as he considers art a powerful tool for healing and peace making. Vincent teaches French in Classes 1-8, and Movement Education (P.E. and Outdoor Education) to the upper grades.

  • B.A.(Multidisciplinary studies), Laval Université, Québec City, PQ