Official Opposition Sport and Youth critic Matthew Dubé and Francophonie critic Pierre Dionne Labelle are marking the opening of the 7th edition of the Francophonie Games taking place in Nice, France, from September 7 to 15.
“I wish all our athletes, who proudly represent us, the best of luck,” said Dubé. “These games give us a chance to showcase our sports and cultural talents, as well as to forge deep friendships with our Francophonie partners.”
More than 3,000 Francophone athletes and artists from all over the world will be competing in sports and cultural activities. More than a hundred young Francophone athletes will be proudly representing Canada at the Games.
“The Francophonie Games are unique in that they are the only international games that offer both sports and cultural activities simultaneously. Just like the athletes, artists will vie for gold, silver and bronze medals. We will be following with great interest the exploits of our Canadian athletes and artists, people who so ably represent the cultural vitality of the Canadian Francophonie,” added Pierre Dionne Labelle.