Jillian Comeau, executive director of the Comité Provincial des Jeux de l’Acadie for Nova Scotia, also says many young athletes look forward to the games. She cites as well the games’ economic impact on the area that hosts them. Students stay in the schools but the games bring in a large number of visitors.
“It’s a large event,” she said. “They stay in our hotels. They eat our food. They purchase gas.”
The Nova Scotia games bring together athletes from 11 regions across the province, including the tri-county regions of Clare and Par-en-Bas. The Nova Scotia games are a qualifier for the Finale des Jeux de l’Acadie, which this year will be held in Fredericton.
Students demonstrated their Acadian pride during the opening ceremonies of Les Finale des Jeux de l'Acadie when they were held in Yarmouth County years ago.