Second Day at the 2014 Gatineau Canadian Francophone Games

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.

The first medal ceremony took place last night at Stade Pierre Lafontaine. A total of 36 winners got onto the podium. New Brunswick is currently ahead with 9 medals, including 6 gold ones! Manitoba is second and Quebec is third. The rankings are available online at

Upon their return to Centre Carrefour, the youngsters received a beautiful surprise. The multipurpose room, the hallways and the gym were completely transformed into an electrifying nightclub. Inspired by an incandescent evening theme, the Orkestra agency organized different atmospheres in different sections. Shows, video games, inflatable structures, dance floor, slush bar, cotton candy, ice cream and candy, everything was there to allow participants to spend an amazing evening!

Competition continues today at the Mont-Bleu location, the Gatineau Sports Centre and the Maison de la culture. Don’t miss tonight’s national NRJ street dance competition presented by Scotties at 8:15 pm at the Robert Guertin Arena. Join us for this high-level clash of professional dancers. These dancers, most of whom have participated in many competitions around the world and danced in famous music videos, give you the feeling of being at the filming of the greatest dance movies!

The evening will be hosted by great VG video girl, a world renowned artist and Gatineau native. Tickets are available at or by phone at 819-243-8000 and cost $9.50 for adults and $6.50 for teens aged 13 to 17 (taxes and service fees are extra), while children aged 12 and under get in for free.

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Amélie Gauvreau
Communications Director
2014 Gatineau Canadian Francophone Games
Cell: 819-664-4177