This week, CHIP 101.9 spoke to Sylvain Bégin, one of the key organizers of Canada en Fête in Mansfield who gave more details about the festivities:
As confirmed by Bégin, the weather expected over the weekend will not have any effect on the festivities.
Many Canada Day celebrations will be held over the weekend and CHIP 101.9 has made a list of the different activities in the Pontiac:
Canada en Fête at Parc Amyotte: June 28-30.
Music: Martin Deschamps, Marjo, Breen Lebœuf, Blast From the Past, Rosalie and Conrad Denault, Martin Duford, Xception Group, DJ Daniel Lacroix, DJ Martin Leguerrier.
*Animations for children
Info: mansfieldenfete gmail.com or on Canada’s Mansfield Party Facebook page
Canada Day: Sunday, June 30 at 394 Tessier Street
*Grand opening of the Otter Lake multipurpose trail at 3:30 pm
2pm: Canada Day parade
3pm: opening ceremony
Music: Reg & Shane from 2:30 pm to 6 pm and Blast from the Past at 7 pm
Horseshoes tournament and fireworks
Inflatable games for children
Activites in Rapides-des-Joachims on Sunday, June 30th for Canada Day
Soapbox race on Friday, June 28th (6:30 pm registration, Race starts at 7:00 pm), on Victoria Avenue Hill.
1st of July :
Community Luncheon at the Lions Hall 8:00am to 10:30am
Flea Market at the Shawville Arena 9am to 4pm
Canada Day Parade starts at 1 pm on Rectory Road and will follow Main Street to the fair grounds.
Fireworks around 21:30.
Fireworks at the Pontiac Hotel on Saturday, June 29 (7 Ch. Perrault) (moved to 30 if rain)
7 pm Live Music - The Rockafellas
Fireworks at 10pm
1st of July :
Music: Bush Chord (11h-15h)
Mass at St. Paul the Hermit Church at 9am
Activities in the Hall
9: 30-11: 00 woodcutter’s breakfast
9: 30-14: 30 silent auction
Activities in the Park:
11: 00 - 3:00pm Games and make-up for families, barbecue
11:00 Horseshoe Tournament
11:45 Opening Ceremony
12: 00 - 1:00 Parade
Opening of the new municipal garage and fire station
Monday, July 1 from noon to 4 pm at Thorne Community Center and Canada Day BBQ