Quebec Games
Jeux du Québec
Location of Quebec Games/Jeux du Québec
First event1970; 54 years ago (1970)
Occur every2 years
(alternating between Summer and Winter Games)
PurposeQuebec under-18 multi-sport event
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Websitewww.jeuxduquebec.com

The Quebec Games (French: 'Jeux du Québec') is a biennial multi-sport event, held every two years in the Canadian province of Quebec, alternating between the Quebec Winter Games and the Quebec Summer Games. Athletes are strictly amateur only, and represent their region.

The Games were founded in 1970.[1] The first editions of both the Quebec Winter Games and Quebec Summer Games were held in 1971. Since 1981, they have held every odd year. Since 2009, a Quebec Games is held every year, alternating between Winter Games (odd years) and Summer Games (even years).

History

The 2016 edition was held at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary Celebrations of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.[1] At around 3700 athletes, the event was larger than the last Winter Olympics in 2014.[2]

Winter sports

A total of 26 sports are a part of the Quebec Winter Games as of 2021 and include the following:

Summer sports

A total of 28 sports are a part of the Quebec Summer Games as of 2021 and include the following:

Host cities

Year Winter Games Summer Games
1971 Laval Rivière-du-Loup
1972 Montreal Chicoutimi
1973 Rouyn-Noranda
1974 Saint-Georges Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
1975 Rimouski Trois-Rivières
1976 Jonquière
1977 LaSalle, Quebec Sherbrooke
1978 Amos Joliette
1979 Saint-Georges
1980 Thetford Mines
1981 Victoriaville Hull
1983 St. Leonard Sept-Îles
1985 Dolbeau-Mistassini Charlesbourg
1987 Saint-Jérôme Val-d'Or
1989 Matane Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
1991 Mauricie Laval
1993 Baie-Comeau Gaspé
1995 Granby Sherbrooke
1997 Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière RCM Montreal
1999 Trois-Rivières Alma
2001 Rimouski Lachine
2003 Portneuf RCM L'Amiante RCM
2005 Saint-Hyacinthe Amos
2007 L'Assomption RCM Sept-Îles
2009 Blainville/Rosemère/Sainte-Thérèse
2010 Gatineau
2011 Beauharnois/Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
2012 Shawinigan
2013 Saguenay
2014 Longueuil
2015 Drummondville
2016 Montreal
2017 Alma
2018 Thetford Mines
2019 Quebec City

Regions

For the purpose of the games, Quebec is sub-divided into 19 regions. Each region carries out its own competitions in each sport, from which the best athletes are chosen to compete at the provincial level.[3]

Quebec Games Region Quebec Administrative Region(s) Regional County Municipalities,
Cities/Towns or Boroughs included
Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Bourassa Montreal (region) Boroughs of Montreal:
Capitale-Nationale Capitale-Nationale
Centre-du-Québec Centre-du-Québec
Chaudière-Appalaches Chaudière-Appalaches
Côte-Nord Côte-Nord
Est-du-Québec
Estrie Estrie
Lac-Saint-Louis Montreal (region) Boroughs of Montreal:
Lanaudière Lanaudière
Laurentides Laurentides
Laval Laval
Mauricie Mauricie
Montreal Montreal (region) Boroughs of Montreal:
Outaouais Outaouais
Richelieu-Yamaska Montérégie Regional County Municipalities:
Rive-Sud Montérégie Regional County Municipalities/Equivalent Territories:
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Sud-Ouest Montérégie Regional County Municipalities/Equivalent Territories:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Matthew Grillo (12 July 2016). "Nadia Comaneci to watch Jeux du Québec and attend Montreal Olympics anniversary". Global News. Global.ca.
  2. ^ Colin Côté-Paulette (17 July 2016). "Ouverture olympique pour les Jeux du Québec". TC Media (in French). Metro (newspaper).
  3. ^ "Les régions" (in French). Jeux du Québec. Retrieved 13 October 2013.