July 11 is games day in Argenteuil.

For the 15th year, the Mini-Jeux d’Argenteuil will take place at l’École polyvalente Lavigne and Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute.

The games are for children ages six to 12 to come and enjoy a day of playing various sports.  Participants can either attend in groups through organized day camps or as individuals.

The idea of the Mini-Jeux is to get children moving and to help them learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  Prizes are awarded, including the A.T. Joe Gilmore Trophy, which is presented to one of the participating municipalities.  Gilmore was a past Prefect of the MRC d’Argenteuil who was very supportive of youth in the community.

Participants can choose from 15 different sports. They range from cheerleading, baseball, and weightlifting to football, tennis, and basketball.

Weightlifter Émilie Marineau of St-André d’Argenteuil was present at the June 17 press conference for the Mini-Jeux.  Marineau has competed many times in recent years at the regional and provincial level.  Organizers of the games believe she is a good example of youth in athletics in the region.

Registration and participation in the Mini-Jeux d’Argenteuil is completely free.  The deadline to register is Friday, July 5.  For further information, contact MRC Leisure Technician Jean-Sébastien Beauchamp at 450-562-2474, extension 2307 or email [email protected]