Canada Day in Sher­brooke

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, 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.

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