The 2016 TIM wasn't only an international sports competition. It was also an opportunity to meet extraordinary and passionate people !
For our segment "the Best Stories of the 2016 TIM", we want to highlight the contribution of the student association of French Polynesia (AEPF) that in addition to contribute to the organization came to encourage one of their own , Raphael Thomas Armour-Lazzari, Tahitian Elite athlete who was at his first appearance on the ITU World Cup circuit.
Although the group of the AEPF was skeptical as to the weather conditions, the sun and the warmth of Montreal on August 7 allowed them to spend a beautiful day between friends to encourage the many participants. As they have said to us so well: " Our Association has been pleased to participate in this event. The TIM has also enabled the AEPF Canada to get a little understanding, in order to facilitate the integration of Polynesian students in Quebec society, but also in the willingness to radiate our beautiful culture ".
We have been very fortunate to count them among us and hope to see you again in 2017. To all the volunteers and to the AEPF... Mauruuru Roa!