Ottawa, December 15, 2021 – It is with great emotion that the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF) announces the cancellation of the 8th edition of the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne (JeuxFC) (Canadian Francophone Games).
This difficult decision is necessary in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all the work that has been done to ensure the event could be held and the solid plans that have been put in place to make it happen, ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved with the JeuxFC is a priority, but also a formidable challenge.
“We share the great disappointment of the Francophone community of Victoria, of British Columbia, of the youth, as well as our members and partners who were committed to making these JeuxFC a can’t-miss event. We would like to thank and acknowledge the tireless work of the Victoria Organizing Committee, which has been on board since 2016,” says FJCF President Marguerite Tölgyesi.
The FJCF would also like to thank all the people, community and financial partners who have believed in this adventure and who have devoted their energy to it over the years.
The FJCF and its primary funder, the Government of Canada, remain committed to this important flagship event for French-speaking youth across the country.
Ottawa, October 8th, 2020 – The CFGames will once again be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announces 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).
The current context and all the uncertainties that lie ahead, make it difficult to safely organize the CFGames in the summer of 2021, while maintaining the nature of the event appreciated by so many. In order to guarantee the quality of the event for all participants, visitors, collaborators and partners, the FJCF and the OC made the difficult decision to postpone the Games once again. If conditions are right, the CFGames in Victoria would be postponed to summer 2022.
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.