The Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste of La Broquerie Inc. was established in 1893 for the purpose of celebrating and spreading "joie de vivre" in our community. It was and remains an opportunity to celebrate French Canadian culture through music, various activities and, of course, food!
The first edition of la Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste was celebrated in La Broquerie in 1897 with a special mass, games and a picnic all held on one day. According to our ancestors, the celebration was put on hold during World War I for a few years.
The first Parade was held back in 1940 and still follows that same run to this day. Through the years, the event has evolved from a family celebration into a community event that is held over the weekend to celebrate the French Canadian heritage with over 1 500 people in attendance. There is something for everyone, from kids' games, French cuisine to local artists.
Board members and organizing committee
We are always in need of volunteers during the Fête, please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help!
|9 a.m. – 11 a.m.||Free pancake breakfast (donated by Knight of Colombus)|
|9 a.m. – 6 p.m.||Baseball tournament (16 teams – Registration $200 a team with for 3 guarateed games)
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|9 a.m. – 6 p.m.||Beer gardens and canteen|
|11 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Variety of childrens activities|
|3 p.m.||Official unveiling of La Broquerie "Lieu Dits" interpretive plaques|
|4 p.m. - 5 p.m.||Special activity "Amazing race La Broquerie"|
|Sign up as a team with friends, family or individually|
|INFO: email@example.com or 204-371-0379|
|9 p.m. – 2 a.m.||Social evening with Craig and Ash (Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at the door) (photo à venir pour le site)
|10 :30 p.m.||Fireworks – presented by La Broquerie RONA|
|10 a.m.||Mass at Saint-Joachim Parish|
|11:30 a.m.||Parade (Sign up your float here)|
|Activities at Saint-Jean Baptiste
($5 a person 18 years and older / 17 and under – free)
|1 p.m. – 3 p.m.||120th anniversary community bbq (2$ pork burger for first 200 people)|
|1 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Canteen, mini-donuts et French Canadian cuisine|
|1 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Childrens carnaval, inflatable play structures and much more|
|1 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Family baseball tournament|
|Main stage entertainment|
|1 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Les Casual Tee’s|
|2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Les Louis Boys|
|3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Carmen Campagne|
|4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.||Small Town Limits|
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
16 teams - $200 registration fee and a guarantee of 3 games
To register : https://goo.gl/forms/vgK6JD4hjuBk6W8m1
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (free registration)
For more information, please contact Stacey Seidler (204) 392-0740 or André Carrière (204) 355-8876