Catherine Gaudet and Pierre-Luc Theriault Chosen as Flag Bearers for Team Quebec

Nice, September 6, 2013 - During a reception for the athletes, coaches and chaperones the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Mrs. Marie Malavoy, unveiled the names of the flag bearers for Team Quebec during the opening of the seventh edition of the Games of La Francophonie, which will take place Saturday, September 7 at Place Messéna at 19: 30 pm (local time. It will be the choreographer Catherine Gaudet and table tennis athlete Pierre-Luc Theriault.

For his part, Pierre-Luc Theriault is vice-champion in doubles and singles bronze medalist at 2013 Canadian Championships. Pierre-Luc participated in several international competitions, including the Spanish Open in 2012 where he reached the fourth round at the U21. He won the North American Championships in 2012 in Singles and has participated in four world championships; he is a member of the senior national team since 2010.

"It is an honor for me to have this privilege. I was surprised, but when they told me, I never thought of refusing, said Theriault. It gives me a little extra pressure, but I'll do the best I can to perform at my best."

"Participating in multi-sport games, it is always an amazing experience, because it allows you to meet athletes from different sports, in addition to the artists to the cultural part of these Games," said Pierre-Luc Theriault.