Estrie youth capture 27 medals
The 48th edition of the provincial finals of the Jeux du Quebec wrapped up, last weekend, in the Saguenay. delegation of young athletes from the Estrie region
came home with 27 medals: 7 gold; 8 silver; and
Thirteen year-old Leslie MacKinnon, of Barnston West, was competing on the female hockey team representing the Estrie. This team won one of three games, finishing in twelfth position with eight points. “The girls were a little disappointed not to move on in the competition, but then they went out to a special disco for the kids and really got to partake in the spirit of the event. They saw a lot of other sports, too, like boxing, fencing, karate, judo, ping-pong. The girls had a wonderful time,” said Leslie’s father, Angus MacKinnon, who attend of days with his wife, Jennifer.
“The energy at the - tive and there was good sportsmanship. It was extremely well-organized and there were many volunteers. I hope that Sherbrooke does as good of a job at hosting the MacKinnon.
The Estrie delegation also had one of the youngest athletes at the competition, five year-old Oceanne Rajotte, from Magog. Oceanne is a figure skater with autism who took part in the Special Olympics of the
becoming the youngest athlete to have ever taken part in these games. What’s even more remarkable is that she finished her competition in fourth place!
Hockey players Shayla Coates (left) and Leslie MacKinnon were enjoying themselves in the Athlete’s Village, overlooking the Saguenay River, during the Jeux du Quebec.