58th Finale of the Jeux du Quebec in Sherbrooke a success

58th Finale of the Jeux du Quebec in Sherbrooke a success
Sherbrooke Mayor Évelyne Beaudin congratulated the event’s organizers and said Sherbrooke was proud to have hosted such an inspiring event for Quebec’s youth (Photo : William Crooks)

By William Crooks

Local Journalism Initiative

The organizing committee of the 58th Finale of the Jeux du Québec-Sherbrooke 2024 (COFJQ) has announced it surpassed its objectives related to the legacy of the multi-sport event, held March 1 to 9.

The region’s athletes, sports organizations, institutional partners, and the community will benefit from the funds raised. The Games brought together 2,500 athletes aged 12 to 17 who competed in 19 disciplines across 10 sports venues in Sherbrooke.

“The 58th Finale of the Quebec Games was a mobilizing and inspiring event for our youth. As residents of Sherbrooke, we can be very proud to have hosted athletes and participants from across Quebec in such an exceptional manner. A huge thank you to the organizing committee, partners, volunteers, and everyone involved in this unforgettable adventure!” said Évelyne Beaudin, Mayor of Sherbrooke, at a May 13 press conference in City Hall.

“The success of the 58th Finale was obviously based on high-level competitions and services, but also on ensuring a lasting legacy. We worked hard to ensure this event leaves a positive impact on Sherbrooke. We are very happy with the results,” emphasized Jocelyn Proulx, Executive Director of COFJQ-Sherbrooke 2024.

A sum of $400,000 dedicated to the legacy was already included in the event’s budget, but the final amount exceeded these expectations.

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