(TLN) On March 26, the organizing committee for the 55th finals for the 2020 Jeux du Québec taking place in Laval next year announced the winners of a contest to name the mascot.
A ‘Dynamik’ mascot
Dynamik is the name that was chosen. Children from grade schools all over Laval had been invited to help choose the name. The winning name was submitted by two students: Flavie Pauzé of École Hébert in Saint-François and Raphaël Bélanger of École l’Envol in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.
Last October, Fabiana Marin, a visual arts student from Collège Montmorency, won a competition to draw the mascot. “The mascot is an important member of the Jeux du Québec’s big family,” said Olympic medalist in diving Roseline Filion who hosted the ceremony to announce the mascot name winners.
Like a big family
“It is a great honour to be part of this family,” she continued. “I myself participated in the Jeux du Québec for Chaudière-Appalaches in 1997 and I remember very well that the mascot was considered very important.”
As winners, Flavie and Raphaël will each receive the following gifts: 1 stay at Space Camp for parents and children at the Cosmodôme; 1 family pass to Immersia “escape room” games (a $117 value); 1 family pass to the Maison des arts de Laval (a $64 value); and a visit by the mascot to their schools.
School kids took part
More than 225 youths from the Commission scolaire de Laval (CSDL) and the Sir Wilfrid-Laurier School Board (SWLSB) took part in the naming contest. All name suggestions were submitted to a jury made up of five members from the committee organizing the 2020 Jeux du Québec finals in Laval.
Dynamik will be making the rounds of schools and community events in Laval, while also attending important events leading towards the opening of the Jeux du Québec finals in Laval next year. The mascot will also be featured in ads and other promotions for the games.