Gatineau, Thursday July 25th – The Games continue to provide surprises to our 1000 participants. Yesterday was a day full of meetings and sharing for our Canadian francophones.
Our young people have rhythm in their veins! After some competitions in the morning, all 12 delegations gathered in the early afternoon on the Place de la Cité to create a collective piece. Percussionist Mélissa Lavergne hosted a great cooperative activity, presented by Réno Depot, giving us an amazing show using djembes, boxes, paint cans, shovels, wheelbarrows and other unlikely instruments the company generously provided for the occasion.
Gatineau, Thursday July 24th – The first day of the Canadian Francophone Games in Gatineau was a great success. Sponsored by TVA and the Metro Plus Marché Kelly, the opening ceremony which took place last night at the Place de la Cité marked the official launch of the five days of “French” celebrations. The young participants proudly displayed their colors during the delegations’ parade. The atmosphere was up and all artists brilliantly highlighted the Francophonie!
It is under sunny skies that our participants begin this second day. Competitions get under way for some disciplines and continue for others. The percussionist Mélissa Lavergne will host at 2:30 pm the great cooperative activity presented by Reno Depot at the Place de la Cité. This activity will be open to the public and will bring all the delegations together to create a collective piece.
Gatineau, July 23 2014 – The 6th Canadian Francophone Games (CFG) organizing committee is extremely proud to finally announce that the 2014 Canadian Francophone Games in Gatineau opened a few hours before the start of the competitions. In the presence of the vice-president of the Federation of French-Canadian Youth Eric Gignac, the mayor of Gatineau, Mr. Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, the MNA for Chapleau, Marc Carrière, president of CFG 2014 Gatineau, Benoît Pelletier, the organizing committee has welcomed the participants, coaches, families and visitors who arrived in the area on Tuesday.
Gatineau, January 11, 2013 – The Organizing Committee for the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne Gatineau 2014 (JFC) today unveiled the logo for this national event, which will bring together 1,000 Francophones between 13 and 18 years of age, from every Canadian province and territory, for five days of competition between July 23 and 27, 2014. Participants will get to connect while testing their talents in three different areas: the arts, sports and leadership.
“This visual signature is a clear reflection of Gatineau’s imprint on this sweeping celebration of Canada’s Francophone youth. Not only will it generate close to $4 million for our economy, but the JFC will also strengthen the city’s reputation and position as a key player when it comes to staging major events. I invite all Gatineau residents, particularly its youth, to get involved in this terrific adventure,” indicated Gatineau Mayor Marc Bureau at the logo’s unveiling.
Greater Sudbury – Organizers of the Greater Sudbury 2011 Canadian Francophone Games have unveiled the arts and culture programming surrounding the national competitions our city will host from July 20th to 24th. At a press conference held today in the foyer at Tom Davies Squ are, organizers proudly announced that internationally renowned artists will be performing at the new Grace Hartman Amphitheatre. Isabelle Boulay, Zachary Richard and Karkwa are among the performers presented by the CFG in evening concerts where all are welcome to attend.