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.
Board members and organizing committee
We are always in need of volunteers during the Fête, please contact Julie at email@example.com to find out how you can help!
|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|
|10 a.m.||Mass at Saint-Joachim Parish|
|Activities at Saint-Jean Baptiste
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: André (204-355-8876)
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