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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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