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Saint-Jean Baptiste Day 2020

This year, Saint-Jean Baptiste Day will be a one-day celebration, limited to two activities on Sunday, June 21, 2020. All activities will be in accordance with the provincial restrictions associated with the covid-19 pandemic.

Celebrations will start with mass at 11 a.m., followed by a picnic and a musical performance. You have the choice of participating in one of 2 time-blocks: either from noon to 2 p.m. (music 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) or from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (music 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.). If the demand exceeds the limit of 50 people per block, a third block will be added from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., up to a maximum of a fourth block.

If two blocks are not filled or if the weather is not favorable, the picnic and musical performances will be canceled and only the mass will be held with a maximum of 25 people.

You need to register as early as possible due to the limited number of participants per block. It is suggested that someone take responsibility for communicating with their family. A list of participants must be given to the committee as this is one of the province's regulations.

You will need to bring your food and drink (non-alcoholic), chairs, folding table and blanket if desired. Contrary to what has been announced, please take note that there will be no picnic tables and food truck services.

To reserve your place and for more details, please contact Claude Moquin at 204-424-5571 or in person.

 

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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

  • Claude Moquin - President/Treasurer (204) 371-5664
  • Carole Gagnon - VP
  • Camille Brémault - Secretary
  • André Carrière – Councillor and baseball contact (204) 330-6137
  • Shaun Sturby - Councillor and family baseball contact (204) 381-8973
  • Réal Lambert - Councillor


We are always in need of volunteers during the Fête, please contact Camille at camillebremault@gmail.com to find out how you can help!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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

Schedule 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

11 a.m. Mass at Saint-Joachim Parish

 

   
Picnic and Musical performance (2 time-blocks available
12PM to 2PM Block 1
2PM to 4PM Block 2
   

To reserve your place and for more details, please contact Claude Moquin at 204-424-5571 or in person. 

If two blocks are not filled or if the weather is not favorable, the picnic and musical performances will be canceled and only the mass will be held with a maximum of 25 people.

You need to register as early as possible due to the limited number of participants per block. It is suggested that someone take responsibility for communicating with their family. A list of participants must be given to the committee as this is one of the province's regulations.

You will need to bring your food and drink (non-alcoholic), chairs, folding table and blanket if desired. Contrary to what has been announced, please take note that there will be no picnic tables and food truck services.

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It is with regret that we inform you that the Fête de la Saint-Jean Baptiste picnic for the year 2020 will be canceled due to a lack of registration.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Sunday June 21 at the Church in the Saint-Joachim parish in La Broquerie. If you wish to participate, register with Gabriel Gagné at 204-346-9615.

Hope to see you in 2021

Claude Moquin - President SSJB

Thank you to our Sponsors

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

Baseball 2020

Baseball has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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