Rigaud colour fest a hit
Mother Nature does not disappoint
It had a damp beginning but the 15th annual Rigaud Festival of Colours ended on a high note after three days that included pleasantly cool temperatures and beautiful weather after an initial rainfall the first morning. Crowds of visitors jammed three festival locations including Parc ChartierDe Lotbinière, Mont-Rigaud ski hill and outdoor religious site, the Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes. In addition, many made use of the L’escapade hiking trails to travel to the top of Rigaud Mountain where they were able to take in a panoramic view of the valley that was dressed to impress in its fall colour splendor. Meanwhile, visitors also flocked to ride the chairlift at Mont-Rigaud ski hill, or to sample a host of edible goodies at Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière.
Worshipers took advantage of the beautiful weather
Sunday to attend an outdoor mass at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes. It
was the final weekend for the outdoor sanctuary that
is now closed for the season.