PHOTO COURTESY DOMINIQUE FORTIER
Following years of hard work and volleyball practice, 17-year-old St. Lazare resident Philippe Fortier-Gervais (front row, centre, #8) has secured a spot on the Quebec Team and trained with his teammates in Lévis for two weeks before heading off to Moncton, New Brunswick, to represent Quebec at Les Jeux de la Francophonie. They were very strong throughout the whole tournament. The hard work paid off because the team came back with the gold medal. Philippe’s friends and his sister Laurence were waiting for him with a sign and balloons; an emotional experience for the whole family.