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Team Yukon wins Prix de l'Amélioration ("Improvement Award") at 6th Canadian Francophone Games
Team Yukon, the territorial delegation composed of 35 youths as well as 10 coaches and chaperones, is the delegation which has shown the biggest improvement since the last Canadian Francophone Games (CFG) held in Sudbury in Summer 2011. The team has thus returned to Yukon with the prestigious Prix de l'Amélioration.
This important distinction is the result of teamwork and is testimony to the remarkable performance of the youth in all of the disciplines, notably:
Mason Bramadat won a leadership excellence medal in the event organization category following a vote by his peers.
Marguerite Tölgyesi won the Étoile du Match ("Star of the Game") award four times in the course of the improvisation competition.
Tyra Jones placed 4th in the 200 m dash.
"The 2014 Canadian Francophone Games were an intense and unforgettable experience for all participants and adult chaperones of the Yukon delegation. The Mission Team is extremely proud of the positive attitude and the perseverance of the Yukon participants", affirmed chef de mission Geneviève Gagnon. "I would like to thank the volunteer coaches for their exceptional work, as well as the community of Whitehorse for its support and encouragement prior to and during the Games."
The CFG, which were held from July 23 to 27, 2014 in Gatineau, were also a chance for participants to forge new friendships, explore other disciplines such as ultimate Frisbee and improv, and to discover the different accents of today's Canadian Francophonie.
To learn more about Team Yukon, visit its blog at the following address (in French): www.yukonjfc2014.com
The Canadian Francophone Games are among the largest gatherings of Canada's French speaking youth. Since the first Canadian Francophone Games, over 20,000 people from near and far have taken part. A contingent of 1,200 participants and more than 750 volunteers, are expected for every Games.
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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Source :
Francis Lefebvre
Communications and Community Relations Director
(867) 668-2663, ext 332
flefebvre@afy.yk.ca
Merci au ministère du Tourisme et de la Culture du Yukon, à l’Aurore boréale et aux autres organismes et individus qui nous ont permis d’utiliser leurs photos.
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