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29 Aug 2014

Québec contingent headed for Francophone Games

Marie Malavoy, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, and Maka Kotto, Minister of Culture and Communications, with two members of the Québec’s Francophone Games contingent, Joëlle Numainville, cyclist, and Maxime Plamondon, story-teller (photo: Gouvernement du Québec).

A Québec delegation of over 90 performers, athletes and attendants will be heading for Nice, France, for the 7th Francophone Games, to be held from September 7 to 15.

Québec is entered in six cultural events at this year’s Games:

  • story-telling
  • creative dance
  • literature (short story)
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture and installation

It will also be represented in six sports:

  • track and field, including disabled sports
  • women’s basketball
  • road cycling
  • judo
  • freestyle wrestling
  • table tennis

The Francophone Games are a great opportunity for participants to compete in high-calibre events and, at the same time, connect with other French-speakers from around the world.

About the Games

The Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games) were created at the Francophone Summit in Québec City in 1987. Since then, Games have been held in Casablanca, Morocco (1989), Paris, France (1994), Antananarivo, Madagascar (1997), Ottawa and Hull-Gatineau (2001), Niamey, Niger (2005), and Beirut, Lebanon (2009).

This year, 53 of the 77 countries and governments (members and observers) that make up the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) are taking part in the Games.

Coordination of the Québec team at the Francophone Games is being carried out by the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE), in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS), the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).

Québec contingent (in French)
You can also follow the Québec athletes via social media:
Twitter @EducationQC
Twitter @MCCQuebec
Facebook – Québec contingent

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