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Area students to take part in Franco-Ontarian Games

A team of 45 students from across the north will be in Ottawa this weekend for the annual event
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Photo of Notre-Dame-du-Sault students provided by Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario

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CONSEIL SCOLAIRE CATHOLIQUE DU NOUVEL-ONTARIO
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More than 650 francophone students from 105 French language Catholic and public secondary schools will gather in Ottawa from May 18 to 21 to take part in the 25th edition of the Jeux franco-ontariens (Franco-Ontarian Games).

Held at École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers under this year’s theme “Au-delà des frontières,” this annual provincial gathering attracts a great deal of interest among students from the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO).

The CSCNO, with its team of 45 students, will be well represented at the Games. Participating students will represent nine of the school board’s secondary schools: ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River), ÉSC Trillium (Chapleau), ÉS Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste. Marie), Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury), ÉS du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury), ÉSC l’Horizon (Val Caron), ÉSC Champlain (Chelmsford), ÉSC Franco-Ouest (Espanola) and ÉS Saint-Joseph (Wawa).

As part of the Jeux franco-ontarien’s activities, students will measure their skills in eight categories: sports, visual arts, improvisation, quiz – AGM, circus arts, music, dance and media.

Organized by the Fédération de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne (FESFO) (Federation of Franco-Ontarian Youth), this gathering will unite artists, athletes and student leaders from all parts of Ontario in a celebration of their francophone pride and culture.

“Every year, our students return from the Games totally transformed and beaming with pride in their francophone roots and culture,” stated Ms. Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO Director of Education. “Their participation at this dynamic cultural identity event enables our high school students to acquire abilities that will serve them well as leaders in their school and community.”

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

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