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

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

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)
Sign Up Here
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Beer gardens and canteen
10 a.m. Street Hockey Tournament at Caisse Centre. To register: https://goo.gl/forms/DcVF8CLoljW7acW33
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 (Sign up your float here)
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


To sign up for the street hockey tournament : https://goo.gl/forms/DcVF8CLoljW7acW33

Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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

To register your teams for Saturday: https://goo.gl/forms/q6JgLQbqZ85Ll1vw1

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

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

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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