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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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