Local students meet feathered friend
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.