Saturday, June 9, 2012

La Fête Nationale in Bédard Park to be held June 23-24, 2012, with SAQA member Heather Dubreuil sharing her work during the Festival

Every year, St.-Lazare, a Quebec town located on Hwy 40 just 30 km east of the Ontario border, holds a very successful celebration of La Fête Nationale in Bédard Park. Typically more than 15,000 visitors attend. This year, for the first time, there will be an artistic component to the festivities. Thirty local visual artists will participate in the Allée des Arts, each housed in their own tent, and each prepared to show their work and to explain their techniques. Many items will be for sale.

SAQA member Heather Dubreuil is very pleased to have been invited to take part in this event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. A special first prize will be awarded to the favourite artist at 5 p.m. on Sunday, decided by the visitors to the event. Of course, there will be lots of musical entertainment and the traditional fireworks.

So, please think about attending this event, and if you do, come by to say Hello! For more information about the event, please go to