Heritage students win medals at Francophone Games

Above are many of the medal winners for the Francophone Games. In front, left-right, are Jonah Maisonneuve, Ashley Mussio, Dominic Labrecque, Celina Bouchard, Edith Sanchez, Zoe Tardif, Nadia Sylvain, Tenille Guerette, Danika Aubin, Alexanne Fillion, Veronica Jacob, Nadia Lavoie and Tyler Maure. In the back, left-right, are Coach James Bazan-Lindsay, Samuel Velie, Maxime Maisonneuve, Kelly Dion, Mathieu Maisonneuve, Joel Beaudoin, Adrien Houle, Eric Dentinger, Wyatt Cuthbertson, Zacharie Aubin and Eric Lavoie.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff


The 24th annual Francophone Games were held in Edmonton during the weekend of May 11-13 and many students from Ecole Heritage brought home medals.

Coach James Bezan-Lindsay took 75 students to the games, including some from Georges P. Vanier, as well as Glenmary School and Ecole Quatre-Vents in Peace River. He is pleased with his team’s performance.

“We got second place in the medal count,” says Bezan-Lindsay. “The games were well organized, and it was fun.”

Those winning medals and their categories are as follows:

Ultimate Frisbee – Bronze
Zac Aubin, Danika Aubin, Nadia Lavoie, Wyatt Cuthbertson, Zachary Mussio and Samuel Velie.

Ultimate Frisbee – Gold
Anique Tardif, Broenyn Armstrong, Emma Lapointe, Mason Lavoie, Keenan Labrecque and Mathieu Maisonneuve.

Ball Hockey – Silver
Maxime Maisonneuve, Charly Thibault, Éric Lavoie, Dominic Labrecque, Célina Bouchard, Edith Sanchez, Jonah Maisonneuve, Joel Beaudoin, Adrien Houle, Joshua Fischer, Mathew Fischer, Kelly Dion, Chris Key, Samson George and Eric Dentinger.

Girls Volleyball – Silver
Mireille Belzile, Émilie Aubin, Amber Guérette, Zoé Tardif, Shanele Morin, Ashley Mussio, Shayna Yaremko, Camille Pele, Gabrielle Velie, Kennedy Turcotte, Tyler Maure and Halle Krall.

Mixed Doubles – Tenille Guérette and Nathan Fischer.
Girls Singles – Tenille Guérette.

Visual Arts – Bronze
Veronica Jacob.

Music – Silver
Chloe Paradis, Alexanne Fillion, Nadia Sylvain, Finn Marceau and Aidan Charest.

Bezan-Lindsay offered his thoughts about what the Francophone Games offer.

“It’s a good opportunity for the students to interact with other Francophone kids from around the province.”

As found on the Francophone Games website at http://lafsfa.ca/programmation/jeux-francophones-de-lalberta-jfa:

« Les Jeux francophones de l’Alberta (JFA) sont l’évènement principal qu’organise la FSFA. Depuis 1993, cet évènement d’envergure provinciale regroupe des centaines de jeunes francophones et francophiles âgés entre 13 et 18 ans pour une fin de semaine. Il s’agit d’une occasion unique en son genre d’exercer ses talents dans diverses disciplines et de célébrer avec d’autres jeunes sa fierté culturelle. »


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