Living the Jeux du Québec
Summary: We have interviewed three new Premier Tech athletes as part of the 56th Jeux du Québec final, which take place in Rivière-du-Loup from March 3 to 11, 2023, to learn more about this significant step in their development.
As a proud partner of the 56th Jeux du Québec final, which take place in Rivière-du-Loup from March 3 to 11, 2023, Premier Tech is thrilled to make a difference in the community and support young athletes.
Every two year since 1967, this event gathers young athletes from across Québec in various disciplines.
We have interviewed three new Premier Tech athletes as part of this great sporting event to learn more about this significant step in their development.
The inspiring journey of three Premier Tech athletes
Emmanuelle Moreau, 16 years old, practices cross-country skiing since she can walk. In 2022, she won two gold metals in the Eastern Canadian Championships.
Her brother, Félix-Olivier Moreau, 20 years old, has been selected twice — 2021 and 2022 — for the World Championships in the same discipline.
Raphaëlle Tremblay, 18 years old, holds more than 35 Eastern Québec records in swimming.
Learn more about their experience at the Jeux du Québec with three questions.
1 – Can you tell us more about your experience at the Jeux du Québec?
Raphaëlle: My first Jeux du Québec were in Thetford Mines in 2018. I was 13 years old. I won an individual third place and a third place at the relay.
I remember feeling intense emotions when my relay partners and I received our medal. Swimming is mostly an individual sport, so it was a unique experience to compete as a team.
Félix-Olivier: From 2015 to 2018, I went to four Jeux du Québec in three different sports: road cycling, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. My first winter Jeux du Québec were in Drummondville when I was 13 years old. And I was 16 years old at my last ones in Thetford Mines.
I remember being proud, proud of giving everything I had during my races. I also remember the atmosphere — it was so great to be surrounded by people sharing the same passion for sports than me.
Emmanuelle: My first Jeux du Québec were in 2019 in Québec City. I was 12 years old. I was so proud to be part of the Capitale-Nationale team. We could feel the energy!
I took part in three races and I came first in two of them and second in the other one. My brother gave me my first gold medal, it was such a great moment. From the age of 8 to 11, I supported him when he was competing at the Jeux du Québec. It made me want to participate in the competition.
“It was so great to be surrounded by people sharing the same passion for sports than me.”
— Félix-Olivier Moreau
2 – How did the Jeux du Québec impacted your journey as an athlete?
Emmanuelle: I had to go through my first selection races to win my spot at the Jeux du Québec. That’s when I realized that cross-country skiing was to become more competitive for me. And this is really what I wanted. It became more than leisure for me and I started a more serious training plan.
Félix-Olivier: Looking back, I am proud that I have excelled in three different sports. I know that what I have developed in each of these sports help me being a better athlete today. The Jeux du Québec opened the door to other challenges such as the Canada Games and the Olympic Games.
Raphaëlle: Being surrounded by all these Québec athletes and feeling supported by my team really helped me to go above and beyond my own limits. The Jeux du Québec are a must in the career of any athlete. I did set the bar quite high — I wanted a medal, and I did it. I definitely came back more motivated than ever.
“The Jeux du Québec are a must in the career of any athlete. I wanted a medal, and I did it. I definitely came back more motivated than ever.”
— Raphaëlle Tremblay
3 – What would you say to an athlete who is taking part in their first Jeux du Québec?
Félix-Olivier: Keep in mind than when you play, you have fun. And with fun, results follow.
Raphaëlle: Have fun and fully experience the Jeux du Québec. Go watch other sports and support your team.
Emmanuelle: Enjoy every moment, because this a once in a lifetime experience. This is also an opportunity to make friends with people practising other sports than yours.
“This a once in a lifetime experience. This is also an opportunity to make friends with people practising other sports than yours.”
— Emmanuelle Moreau
Look at the Premier Tech athletes’ webpage to get to know Emmanuelle, Félix-Olivier and Raphaëlle better.
Premier Tech is proud to support young athletes in this milestone of their journey. Wishing them, as well as their coaches and families, a great Jeux du Québec final!
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