Lo­cal stu­dents meet feath­ered friend

Stanstead Journal - - LEN OXVILLE NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

The stu­dents at Jardin-des-fron­tieres had to work for it, by shout­ing out “Colibri” as loud as they could as they gath­ered in the gym­na­sium, but they fi­nally got to meet the mas­cot of the Sher­brooke Canada Games 2013 on Mon­day.

“First I spoke to the stu­dents about the Games, then I ex­plained our con­test to find a name for our mas­cot,” said Mireille Roberge of the Canada Games or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee. “It was won­der­ful. The stu­dents were very re­cep­tive to our mas­cot and many al­ready seemed fa­mil­iar with the Games,” she added.

Be­sides pro­mot­ing the Canada Games which will be here be­fore we know it, the mas­cot is vis­it­ing schools around the Town­ships to en­tice stu­dents to en­ter the con­test to find a name for the gi­ant, run­ning shoe-wear­ing hum­ming­bird. Young peo­ple 21 or un­der have un­til April 22nd to en­ter the con­test on­line at

The win­ner who finds the best name for the mas­cot will re­ceive a VIP Fam­ily Pass for four which will al­low ac­cess to ev­ery com­pet­i­tive event as well as the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies. He or she will also re­ceive sports­wear in the colour of the Games. The win­ner will be an­nounced on May 1st.

Later in the month the mas­cot will visit Len­noxville El­e­men­tary, Sher­brooke El­e­men­tary and Alexan­der Galt High School.

Stu­dents ‘high five’ the friendly mas­cot as Canada Games pro­moter Mireille Roberge looks on.

The chil­dren were thrilled to meet the Canada Games mas­cot at Jardin-des-fron­tieres school.

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