Whitehorse Daily Star

Yukoners at Canadian Francophone Games

Team Yukon,

By Whitehorse Star on July 11, 2017

Team Yukon, a delegation of 34 young people, 11 coaches and attendants, flew Sunday to Moncton-Dieppe, N.B., to participate in the 7th Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames), taking place from today through Saturday.

“The CFGames allow participants to share a larger-than-life experience and unforgettable memories,” said Josée Jacques, the arts, culture and youth project officer at the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) and Team Yukon chef de mission.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for young French Yukoners to discover their country, take part in a national competition, spread their wings, make friends, learn more about the Francophonie and develop a sense of belonging to it,” she added.

During this competition, Team Yukon youth will exercise their skills in three areas: sports, leadership and the arts.

Some members of the team will represent the territory in the mixed badminton, three-a-side mixed soccer, athletics and men’s volleyball sport disciplines.

Other team members will be able to show leadership in the fields of media, public speaking and leadership in action or demonstrate their visual art skills.

The CFGames are among the largest gatherings of Canada’s French-speaking youth.

More than 20,000 people have taken part, directly or indirectly, over the years.

Every edition of the Games, held every three summers, draws 1,200 participants and more than 750 volunteers.

Comments (8)

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Kraker on Jul 16, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Trying to find out when the next vegan or vegetarian games are. Does anybody know?

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comen sense on Jul 15, 2017 at 7:38 am

Yes again my poor pay check. What a great country we live in, unlimited money tree cash flow. Yup some day just maybe before it is to late someone at the government level that has just a little interest for the well being of Canadians, might try and suggest that we moderate spending. For the people, paying taxes funding everything.

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Josey Wales on Jul 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Hey kraka....if you meant Canada in its "current year" then yes I do agree with your rhetorical question.
We are the laughing stock of the international community as a result of our engineered society....
This is but one mere example of our direction in the rabid race to the bottom.

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Kraka on Jul 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

This is a joke right?

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Just Sayin' on Jul 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

What is the difference with the North American Indigenous Games? We send a contingent from the Yukon. I think they should have the Anglophone games.

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Tater on Jul 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

BnR, there aren't, but you have to pay for these........
Taxpayers dollars at work.

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Josey Wales on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm

BnR...actually there was, but only one.
It was hosted at the plains of Abraham, but we like fools stopped the festivities....lest it offends those whom did not place so well in that one.
Funny how folks are taught to forget that?

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BnR on Jul 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Strange that I don't recall a Canadian Anglophone Games......

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