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.
Ottawa, April 16th, 2020 – The Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (French-Canadian Youth Federation – FJCF) and the Local Organizing Committee (OC) of the Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames) agreed today on the new dates for 2021, for the 8th edition of the Games.
The Victoria CFGames will be held July 13th to 17th, 2021.
Representatives from both organizations met to discuss the new dates since the postponement. In light of a continued pandemic, and for the safety of the participants, they had no other choice but to postpone the event to next summer.
The postponement impacts of the CFGames are numerous. We would like to thank all the employees and volunteers who have contributed to the planning of the event so far.
We will work with our partners in the coming weeks and months to confirm all the logistical details that will be communicated, in due time.
Ottawa, March 27th, 2020 – The Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (French-Canadian Youth Federation – “FJCF“) and the local Organizing Committee (OC) of the 8th edition of the Canadian Francophone Games (Victoria 2020 CFGames) decided today that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFGames will not take place in July 2020.
The FJCF and Victoria 2020 OC are working on options to hold the event in 2021. Official dates are to be confirmed later this year. After careful analysis, the best possible option is to postpone the event. Our concern for the health and safety of those involved, as well as the participants, is of great importance.
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.
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.