I would like to join our Premier in wishing Team Canada-New Brunswick the best of luck at the VIIth Games of La Francophonie, from September 7 to 15, 2013.
I am extremely proud of the delegation representing our province at this international event. The New Brunswick athletes and artists who have qualified to participate in the Games have met rigorous criteria and will be our future leaders.
The Games of La Francophonie unite young people from member countries and governments of the Francophonie under the emblem of peace, solidarity, respect, and equality, thus fostering the development of the French language through competitive sport and culture.
The Francophonie plays a major role in New Brunswick’s identity, and these Games are an excellent opportunity to showcase our unique heritage. I hope all of our Team Canada-New Brunswick members take full advantage of this rewarding experience.
Minister responsible for La Francophonie