NAME         : Joemy
VOCATION  : Official mascot of the XIVth Pacific Games
BORN         : August 27th, 2008; two years before the opening Day of the Games.
COLOUR     : Blue like the Pacific Ocean
MISSION    : To carry a message of friendship and peace.
MOTTO       : "Pacific Attitude"
HOME         : Maison du Sport, New Caledonia
CREATOR    : Jean-Philippe Colobert Jules Garnier High School
ANIMATION : Banana Studio

The public have made their choice: the flying-fox will be the official mascot of the XIVth Pacific Games. The flying mammal wins her match against the deer! The score is final: 78% of the 7557 votes sent by mail, email, fax and SMS are in her favour. Although it is an endangered species, this animal elected by an overwhelming majority gains a renewed fame, and not only among hunters.

This mascot has been named Joemy: she will carry a message of friendship and peace and her mission will be to embody the motto: « Pacific Attitude ».

Her colour -  blue - reminds everybody that the 22 island countries which will take part in the Games are bathed by the same ocean.

Her name – Joemy – is an invitation: pronounced « cho-ey-me » like in the Drehu  word« troemi », which derives from the English phrase « Join me ».

The initial sketch was drawn by Jean-Philippe Colobert, a student at Jules Garnier High School, during an art lesson, and it was touched up by a professional graphic designer so as to make the character fit for 3-D animation.

The public will discover redesigned Joemy in a televised spot broadcasted on Télé Nouvelle-Calédonie from Thursday, August 27th. This lively and merry mascot reminds everyone that D-Day is only two years away!
Joemy's video for the official mascot

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