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Delegation of 34 young people to represent the Yukon at Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames)
Whitehorse, July 6, 2017 - On July 9, Team Yukon, a delegation of 34 young people, 11 coaches and attendants, will fly to Moncton-Dieppe, New Brunswick, to participate in the 7th Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames), taking place from July 11 to 15, 2017.
"The CFGames allow participants to share a larger than life experience and unforgettable memories," said Josée Jacques, Arts and Culture + 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, 3-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.
For further information about Team Yukon's participation in the 2017 CFGames, visit henri.afy.yk.ca.
The Yukon delegation's participation in the Games is made possible through financial contributions from Canadian Heritage, the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française, Lotteries Yukon and Partenariat communauté en santé (Francophone Health Network).
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 draws 1,200 participants and more than 750 volunteers. Held every three years, in summer, the Games offer a thrilling experience in French and a program full of festivities and fostering meaningful exchanges.
Association franco-yukonnaise
Official voice and leader in the development of the Yukon French-speaking community since 1982, AFY aims to improve the quality of life of Yukon Francophones.

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Media Relations
Kimberly Stanhope, Communications Assistant
Team Yukon
541-965-3385
kstanhope@afy.yk.ca
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