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Catherine Traer to play at the Francophonie Games

Sunday September 7, 2014
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Richard A. Whittaker

Catherine Traer will be representing Canada at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice, France. The tournament is from September 6th to 15th and is the seventh edition of the games. This will be the first time the second year guard represents Canada in an international tournament.

Playing with Team Quebec, who sends a team on behalf of Team Canada, Traer will be joining other CIS players in the hopes of returning with a gold medal. The Chelsea, Que. native has been training with the team throughout weekends over the summer, where practices have been based out of Montreal or Sherbrooke. 

 “This has already been such a great experience – to be able to play with such talented players has been a challenge and I am excited to see how we will do,” said Traer. “Getting a chance to form friendships with girls I usually play against in the CIS has been another great part of this journey.”

The Jeux de la Francophonie started in 1987 in Quebec, and have been hosted in places like Madagascar and Nigeria. This will be the second time the games will be hosted in France, having been held there in 1994. 

Traer, a Political Science major, along with her teammates, will play three round robin games and then enter the final rounds.

September 6: vs. Poland 14h00

September 7: vs. Cameroun 10h00

September 8: vs. Ivory Coast 16h15

September 11: Quarter-Finals

September 12: Semi-Finals

September 14: Finals

You can stay up to date with Traer’s success at the Francophonie Games at http://www.nice2013.fr/ .

Team Canada Roster:

Name

Position

Height

Previous Team

Hometown

Mari-Pascale Nadeau

C

6-2

Université Laval

Lévis, Qué.

Catherine Traer

F

6-1

Université d’Ottawa

Chelsea, Qué.

Mariam Sylla

C

6-1

Université McGill

Montréal, Qué.

Camille Michaud

C

6-0

UQAM

Amqui, Qué.

Hélène Bibeau

F

6-0

Université McGill

St-Bruno, Qué.

Sarah-Jane Marois

G

5-7

Cégep Ste-Foy

Québec, Qué.

Marie-Line Petit

G

5-6

Simon Fraser University

Bergeronnes, Qué.

Françoise Charest

G

5-6

Université McGill

Québec, Qué.

Dianna Ros

G

5-7

Université McGill

Montréal, Qué.

Gabrielle Girard

G

5-7

Université Laval

Jonquière, Qué.

Maripier Courchesne

C

6-3

Collège Montmorency

Sorel-Tracy, Qué.

Jane Gagné

F

6-0

Cégep Ste-Foy

Chicoutimi, Qué.

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