Canada Day in Sherbrooke
All across the country, on July 1st, there are Canada Day celebrations to mark this important event, the largest being held in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke’s organizing committee, presided over by Jacques Dezainde, plans bigger and better activities that are also gaining in popularity every year. As a special touch, during this celebration the Committee welcomes new Canadian citizens in a special ceremony.
This year, the celebration will be held on July 1st and everyone is invited to come and take part in the activities for all ages at Jacques-Cartier Park beginning at 10:00 am. There will be inflatable games, a children’s tent, face-painting, games, and free hot-dogs for the first 1500 people.
There will be a concert by the Harmonie de l’Estrie, a flag-raising with the Fusiliers de Sherbrooke, folk dancing and cake for everyone. Tom Allen, who was the president of the Sherbrooke Canada Games Committee, will also be receiving a special award during the event in the Kiosque Laurette-Giguere-de-Montigny in the afternoon.
Live music will continue in the evening on the big stage with Mec Trio and The Unknown Tribute with fireworks ending the festivities at 10:30 pm.