Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Niger
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Stéphane Guertin, Canada
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Congo Brazzaville
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Burkina Faso
Photo: Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine canadien
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Nice
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Gabon
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Macedonia
Photo: CIJF Patrick Lazic – Burundi
Les Jeux de la Francophonie 2017, an arts and sports competition, will take place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Exceptional artists, ages 18 to 35, from around the world will rival for the honour of taking home gold, silver or bronze medals.
These games aren’t just a competition. For the artists, they are a golden opportunity (with or without a medal) to break onto the international scene.
“Participation is more important than winning” has never been truer.
For Canada, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase the unique talents of our own young artists. 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday and young artists will be celebrating throughout La Francophonie.
The Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian Heritage joined forces to preselect the artists for Team Canada at the 2017 Games.
Coordinated by the Canada Council, juries of professional artists from across Canada reviewed 229 applications and preselected 32 candidates.
This preselection will be submitted to a jury of the International Games Committee,
which will make the final selection of artists who will be part of Team Canada. All participating countries and governments submit their list of finalists to this international jury.
Congrats to our finalists, and best of luck in the final round!
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Stéphane Guertin is a Canadian storyteller and 2013 Games of La Francophonie gold medal winner. Listen to his story about how the Games changed his life.