The Canadian francophone games (or JFC) – Team B.C.
One of the biggest gatherings of francophone youth in Canada (1000 people)! Not only do the games allow you to express your talents in three disciplines (Arts, Leadership and Sports), they will also allow you to participate in activities that emphasize cultural pride, self-confidence and leadership skills in the context of healthy competition.
What are the French Canadian Games (JeuxFC) ?
The French Canadian Games are one of the largest francophone youth gatherings in Canada (over 1000 people). The 2020 edition will be taking place in July 2020 in Victoria, British Columbia.
Not only does this event let you discover three exciting components (Arts, Sports and Leadership), the games offer activities that promote cultural pride, self-confidence and leadership skills in an environment of friendly competition. Participants from all over the country will be able to showcase their talents in a way that focuses on sharing with others as well as personal growth. This will all happen through leadership workshops and artistic and sporting competitions that take place over five rich and fun-filled days!
JeuxFC 2020: Let’s go to Victoria!
An unprecedented event in the Francophone history of British Columbia is currently in the works. The Canadian Francophone Games (JeuxFC) will take place in July 2020, an event which will draw together the 10 provinces and the 3 territories in a set of competitions divided into three components: arts, sports and leadership.
The JeuxFC have been taking place every 3 years since 1999. The 8th edition, which will take place in 2020 in Victoria, will host over 1000 youth, between the ages of 14 to 18, who will be involved in more than 90 competitions over the course of 5 days. In order to properly supervise this event , 500 volunteers will be present as well as family members to encourage their province’s teams. The JeuxFC2020 will take place in Victoria and particularly in Oak Bay, where the participants will be accommodated at the local high school and the Willows primary school.
The will of a community driven by a motivated team
The idea of organizing the Canadian Francophone Games in Victoria was first thought of by Marie-Pierre Lavoie in 2016. Following their on-site visit to evaluate the candidate file for British Columbia, the selection committee leaned towards Victoria in order to promote the vitality of Francophone culture in the Western Canada. Marie-Pierre is now chair of the official Organization Committee of the Canadian Francophone Games of 2020 in Victoria and she is pleased to see that this event, organized BY and FOR young people, has attracted the attention of very dedicated young people like Karolane Cliche, Ashton Ramsay, Yann Lacoste and Frédérique Bouchard.
Here are the details for the presented activities:
• Visual arts
• Culinary arts (NEW for 2020)
• Citizen action
• Public speaking
• Track and field
• Ultimate frisbee
• Sailing (NEW for 2020)
Stay connected to learn more about registration dates! Participation fees will be determined at a later date.
Selection criteria for all participants :
• Must have been born between January 1st, 2002 and December 31st 2006 inclusively;
• Be enrolled in high school in the 2016-2017 school year;
• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
• Must be a resident of British Columbia;
• Must be able to express themselves in French and demonstrate their desire to do so;
• Must be competent in the chosen discipline;
• Be motivated to participate in the JeuxFC;
• Represent the values of the B.C. delegation;
• Past experience with the CJFCB (asset).
Do you want to join the mission team for Victoria 2020? Contact Sophie for more information!
Visual identity for l’Équipe CB
Central to Équipe CB’s new visual identify is the orca, a symbol of dynamism, strength, but also teamwork, which really represents our team and our province. This new logo also represents our values: team spirit, personal betterment, generosity and respect for the environment.
The team’s values
Being a part of l’équipe CB means adopting the following values…
In order to proudly represent the francophone youth of British Columbia, speak the language that unites us. Be proud of the different accents that make BC unique, but above all, united!
Be honest and respectful towards others. Encourage your teammates and congratulate the other teams on their successes!
Respect the environment around you and be an example for the other provinces!
This is the moment to live by our #CBenfamille and to even make it our #Canadaenfamille! Take care of the other members of the team, be inclusive, be cheerful, and make an effort to meet the other teams!
Give your best during the activities and competitions, as well as during the whole event! Surpass your limits, go outside of your comfort zone in order to become a better person!
Benefit fully from this incredible event by having fun!