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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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