A NEW PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL STRENGTHEN VICTORIA’S FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY

Victoria, June 9th, 2020 – The boards of Victoria’s Francophone Society, la Société francophone de Victoria (SFV) and the Canadian Francophone Games, les Jeux de la francophonie canadienne Victoria 2020 (JeuxFC Victoria) met this week to discuss the future of both associations. COVID-19, the postponement of the Games to Summer 2021 and the upcoming departure of the current Executive Director of the Society generated serious discussions about how to best proceed. It was at this meeting that board members heard of a new transition plan that would give space for a more cohesive partnership between the Society and the Games.

This partnership would help strengthen Victoria’s francophone community, maintain the Society’s diverse programming all while ensuring the success of the Games next summer, a major project for Victoria’s French-speaking population.

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UNE NOUVELLE COLLABORATION QUI RENFORCERA LA FRANCOPHONIE DE VICTORIA

Victoria, le 6 juin 2020 – Les conseils d’administration de la Société francophone de Victoria (SFV) et des Jeux de la francophonie canadienne Victoria 2020 (JeuxFC Victoria) se sont rencontrés cette semaine pour discuter de l’avenir de leur organisme. Les impacts de la crise sanitaire, le report des Jeux de la francophonie canadienne à l’été 2021 et le départ prochain de la direction générale de la SFV ont généré des discussions sérieuses sur la meilleure façon d’aborder tous ces changements.

Durant cette rencontre, les membres des deux conseils d’administration ont reçu un plan de transition qui permettra une collaboration étroite entre les deux organismes qui renforcera la vitalité de la communauté, maintiendra l’intégrité de la SFV et de sa programmation tout en appuyant de façon importante la réalisation du plus gros projet francophone à Victoria, les JeuxFC.

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Notice regarding COVID-19 and the Victoria 2020 Canadian Francophone Games

Message from the Organizing Committee of the CFGames 

VICTORIA, March 13, 2020  – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following announcements by the provincial government regarding gatherings of 250 people or more, the organizing committee of the Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames) and its partners from the Fédération jeunesse canadienne française (FJCF) are currently discussing contingency plans for the tenure of the Games. We continue to move forward in our planning of the Games, to be held in Victoria, BC this summer from July 14th to 18th, and any information regarding its postponement or cancellation will be announced to the public as quickly as possible.

We are paying close attention to the news regarding COVID-19 and public health and security is our main concern. We have put in place preventative measures as suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of  British Columbia and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

More information will be updated on our website and Facebook. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns.

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Canadian francophone Games honoured by the Government of British Columbia for its contribution to the Francophonie

VICTORIA, March 6, 2020 – On BC Francophonie Day, celebrated on March 5th 2020 at the Legislative Assembly in Victoria, the Organizing Committee for the 2020 Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames) was honoured by the Government of British Columbia for its contribution to the Francophonie.

La Journée de la francophonie en Colombie-Britannique celebrates French language and the diversity of francophone cultures Marie-Pierre Lavoie, Board Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2020 Canadian
Francophone Games, received the award from British Columbia’s Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs, the Honorable Adrian Dix.

Oak Bay High, Jack Wallace Track Fundraiser A community project

VICTORIA, January 24, 2020 – The Oak Bay High School Alumni Association and the Organizing Committee for the Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames) seeks to raise funds to resurface the track prior to hosting the Canadian Francophone Games this coming July 14th through 18th, 2020 in Victoria.

A fundraising campaign is now online on the Gofundme platform. Fundraising events will be held in the coming months to reach the $20,000 goal.