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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

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

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

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

Baseball 2020

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

Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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Thank you to our Sponsors

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

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