Welcome

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.

Click on the photo below to view a booklet highlighting
the history of 120 years of "La Saint-Jean" in La Broquerie!

Board members and organizing committee

  • Roxane Dupuis- President (204) 333-7914
  • Patrick Balcaen - Vice-president (204) 471-4009
  • Julie Gagnon - Secretary (204) 371-0269
  • Claude Moquin - Treasurer (204) 371-5664
  • Mélanie Brémaud - Councillor (204) 392-2024
  • André Carrière – Councillor and baseball contact (204) 355-8876
  • Shaun Sturby - Councillor (204) 381-8973


We are always in need of volunteers during the Fête, please contact Julie at gagnonjulie1@gmail.com to find out how you can help!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

La Verendrye Golf
Precision Electric
La Broquerie Hotel
Smith Neufeld Jodoin
Townline Excavating
La Liberte
Elite Designs
Le Comité Culturel de La Broquerie
Penner International
T&T Properties
Enns Brothers
Le Centre de la petite enfance et de la famille
Ledingham
Tetrault Transport
Deals for Dollars
Golf View Electric
La Broquerie Pharmacy
Envol 91
Horizon International Distributors
Patrimoine Canada
RM of La Broquerie
Hylife
Caisse Groupe Financier
Manitoba Government
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
Francofonds
Radio Canada
La Broquerie Rona
Funks Toyota
Metalmaster Autobody
Penner Farm Services
Townline Excavating
La Broquerie CDC

Schedule 2018

Saturday June 23, 2018

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Free pancake breakfast (donated by Knight of Colombus)
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Baseball tournament (20 teams – Registration $250 a team with for 3 guarateed games)
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Beer gardens and canteen
10 a.m. Street Hockey Tournament at Caisse Centre. To register:
9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Social evening with Jérémie and the Delicious Hounds (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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

10 a.m. Mass at Saint-Joachim Parish
11:30 a.m. Parade
Activities at Saint-Jean Baptiste
(Free Entry)
12:30 p.m. Historical trail launch Société développement communautaire La Broquerie (22, Arena Rd St. Jean Park near the flags)
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Canteen, mini-donuts et French Canadian cuisine
1 p.m. – 5 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. Gérald Saint-Laurent
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Les Chiens de Prairie
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Andrina Turenne
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Jacques Chauvin


Thank you to our Sponsors

Tetrault Transport
Francofonds
La Broquerie Pharmacy
Smith Neufeld Jodoin
Penner International
Horizon International Distributors
La Broquerie Rona
Metalmaster Autobody
Radio Canada
La Liberte
Elite Designs
Townline Excavating
Golf View Electric
Ledingham
Caisse Groupe Financier
La Verendrye Golf
Patrimoine Canada
Funks Toyota
La Broquerie Hotel
Precision Electric
RM of La Broquerie
Enns Brothers
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
Envol 91
Townline Excavating
Manitoba Government
Le Centre de la petite enfance et de la famille
Deals for Dollars
Penner Farm Services
T&T Properties
Hylife
Le Comité Culturel de La Broquerie
La Broquerie CDC

Baseball 2018

Saturday, June 23rd – CO-ED SLO-PITCH Tournament

 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. - (Co-Ed = 6 males & 4 females)
La Broquerie (MB)

$250/team & 3 games guaranteed
To guarantee your registration, fees must be paid by e-transfer via finance@ssjb.ca

Questions?
Contact: André (204-355-8876)

 Sunday, June 24th – Family baseball tournament

1 p.m. – 6 p.m. - No registration fee (on-site registration day of tournament)

For more information, please contact André Carrière (204) 355-8876

Thank you to our Sponsors

Francofonds
Deals for Dollars
Radio Canada
Tetrault Transport
La Verendrye Golf
Penner Farm Services
RM of La Broquerie
T&T Properties
Patrimoine Canada
Smith Neufeld Jodoin
Caisse Groupe Financier
Ledingham
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
Townline Excavating
Envol 91
La Broquerie Rona
Townline Excavating
Le Comité Culturel de La Broquerie
Funks Toyota
Golf View Electric
Penner International
Hylife
Elite Designs
La Broquerie Pharmacy
La Liberte
Manitoba Government
Enns Brothers
La Broquerie Hotel
Precision Electric
Le Centre de la petite enfance et de la famille
Metalmaster Autobody
La Broquerie CDC
Horizon International Distributors

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Thank you to our Sponsors

Radio Canada
Le Comité Culturel de La Broquerie
Ledingham
Penner International
Envol 91
La Broquerie Pharmacy
La Broquerie CDC
Manitoba Government
Penner Farm Services
Funks Toyota
La Liberte
Patrimoine Canada
La Verendrye Golf
Le Centre de la petite enfance et de la famille
RM of La Broquerie
Smith Neufeld Jodoin
Precision Electric
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
T&T Properties
Townline Excavating
La Broquerie Hotel
Deals for Dollars
Golf View Electric
Horizon International Distributors
Elite Designs
Townline Excavating
Enns Brothers
Hylife
Tetrault Transport
Francofonds
Metalmaster Autobody
La Broquerie Rona
Caisse Groupe Financier

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