Sixth LOJIQ awards ceremony: Talented young Quebecers honoured at Québec National Assembly

QUÉBEC CITY, May 28, 2014 - LOJIQ (Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec) underlined the excellence of 17 international mobility projects at its sixth awards ceremony, held on May 27 at the Québec National Assembly in the presence of close to 300 guests.

Out of a total of 5,658 participants supported by LOJIQ last year, 21 particularly outstanding young Quebecers were honoured for their professional and personal development and their contributions to Québec’s development and impact.

Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, presented the Grand Prix LOJIQ, the highest award of the evening. She had the following to say: “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the young people who took part in the LOJIQ programs, especially the winners of the LOJIQ prizes. Organizations devoted to international youth mobility play a crucial role in preparing youth for the professional, cultural and social challenges that lie ahead of them.”

LOJIQ director Alfred Pilon stressed the exceptional quality of the projects singled out during the evening and reminded the people in attendance that “The international stage is a great revealer of talent for all of the young Quebecers who dare to set off to conquer the world and, above all, to conquer themselves.”

LOJIQ top award goes to Klô Pelgag

In 2011, Klô Pelgag took part in an event called Week-ends de la jeune scène at Maison du Québec in Saint-Malo. In 2012 she won the LOJIQ prize at the Granby song festival, and then toured in 2013. The young singer-songwriter is unanimously appreciated in the francophone artistic community and has chalked up an impressive number of honours. She took part in the Mars en folie tour in China in 2013, won the Découverte des radios francophones publiques 2013 award and was singled out for the Célébration de la langue française award at the Québec City summer festival. She also won the Diffuseurs européens-SODEC prize at the 2013 edition of Bourse RIDEAU (a performing arts event) and, more recently, was chosen for the Révélation Radio-Canada 2014 award. Her latest honour, the Grand Prix LOJIQ, provides recognition for the projects that she has deployed with LOJIC’s support and for her contribution as a magnificent ambassador of La Francophonie and young Québec talent.

Winners of the 2014 LOJIC prizes:

LOJIQ Culture prize
Jean-Daniel Desroches
LOJIQ Professional Development prize
Kéven Breton
LOJIQ Professional Development prize
Carolyn Charpentier
LOJIQ Professional Development prize
Naomi Rouillard
LOJIQ Regional Development prize
Gabriel Paquet
LOJIQ Regional Development prize
Ashley Morency
LOJIQ Citizen Involvement prize
Kevin Bacon
Patrick Bacon
Tshiueten Canapé
Karine Pedneault-Cleary
LOJIQ Young Entrepreneur prize
Guillaume Poudrier
LOJIQ Young Entrepreneur prize
Anthony Deraps
LOJIQ Business Pre-start-up prize
Catherine Therriault
LOJIQ Social Entrepreneurship prize
Jonathan Maheu
LOJIQ Social Entrepreneurship prize
Vincent-Audette Chapdelaine
LOJIQ Innovation prize
Loïc Frohn-Villeneuve
LOJIQ Francophonie prize
Gabriel-Laurence Brook
LOJIQ Socio-professional Insertion prize
Annie Lessard
LOJIQ Research and Development prize
Marie-Ève Lamarre
LOJIQ Academic Success prize
Léonie Matteau
Grand Prix LOJIQ
Klô Pelgag


About LOJIQ

Year in, year out, LOJIQ helps over 5,000 young Quebecers between the ages of 18 and 35 deploy their vocational and personal projects abroad. Its programs include financial assistance, enabling better support for international initiatives. LOJIQ groups together the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ), the Office Québec-Amériques pour la jeunesse (OQAJ), the Office Québec Wallonie Bruxelles pour la jeunesse (OQWBJ) and the Office Québec-Monde pour la jeunesse (OQMJ).

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