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Team Canada is on its way to the 2023 Games of La Francophonie in Kinshasa

July 21, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

From July 28 to August 6, 2023, the international Francophonie will gather in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the 9th Games of La Francophonie. 

On July 20th, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, announced the people who will be part of Team Canada, which will take part in this major sporting and cultural event, the largest of its kind in the Francophonie. 

At the Games, young artists and athletes aged 18 to 35 from across the country will showcase the richness of Canada’s Francophone culture and this country’s sporting excellence in seven disciplines.

“The Government of Canada is pleased to support the young athletes and artists who will be taking part in the Games of La Francophonie. Team Canada will uphold Canada’s reputation on the international artistic, cultural, and sport scene. Canada is proud to be a member of La Francophonie and to celebrate our nation’s cultural diversity and Francophone heritage. Good luck to all the members of Team Canada. Enjoy the Games!” —Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage 

“As a founding country and active and committed member of La Francophonie, Canada is proud to send a delegation to the Games of La Francophonie in Kinshasa. I wish the best of luck to Team Canada and thank the Democratic Republic of the Congo for their considerable efforts in organizing and hosting this event.” —Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

SOURCE Government of Canada

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