June 02, 2009 16:03 ET

Media release - The FNEC will be holding the second edition of its Inter-school Games

WENDAKE, QC, June 2 - The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) will hold the second edition of its Inter-school Games, from June 4 to 7, at Collège Shawinigan. The objective of these Games is to offer a motivating sports activity to the network of First Nations schools of the FNEC member communities so as to palliate the absence of sports and recreation programs in First Nations schools due to the lack of funding. Around 300 young students from elementary and secondary schools are expected, and will participate in several sports events, namely volleyball, basketball, floor hockey and athletics.


Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL
Lise Bastien, Director general of the FNEC
Representatives of Collège Shawinigan, Health Canada and
National Defence


6: 40: Symbolic walk
7:00: Flag entrance
7:10: Speeches
7:40: Opening show


Collège Shawinigan
2263, avenue du Collège, P.O. 610
Shawinigan (Quebec)


Thursday June 4, 2009
As from 6:40


Contact Information

  • Julie-Christine Lainey, FNEC, (418) 842-7672; Source: Thanissa Lainé, FNEC, (418) 842-7672