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.