Cancellation of Mont-Tremblant en Fête

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It’s a big disappointment for the business owners and families of the greater Mont-Tremblant region, who have enjoyed this street fair for more than 30 years.

Kino Marcenay, president of Mont-Tremblant en Fête – formerly called Abondance en Fête – learned on June 13 that the town council was not “supportive that two events — Mont-Tremblant en Fête and Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant – would be held simultaneously virtually beside each other.”

For more than 30 years, the festivities highlighted the expertise of local shopkeepers, artists and craftspeople right in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, this year will be an exception.

The fairway and rides will not be on the Saint-Jovite church parking area from Wednesday to Sunday, to the great disappointment of local children, and neither will the fireworks occur that lit up the downtown sky on that Thursday evening. It looks like the popular sidewalk sale will be cancelled as well, although that remains to be seen.

Kino strongly hopes that this interruption will not signal the end of this town festival. According to him, a large number of towns, particularly in Canada and the United States, aspire to organizing this kind of event, which builds community and is family-oriented.

“Retailers have often told me that their best sales figures of the year are during this big festival. Thanks to the fairground tickets, we know that more than 20,000 people attend every year. When I was a youngster, I biked to the fairground with my friends. That’s why I agreed to take on this challenge 12 years ago. I care about this, because it’s about an event that appeals to everybody and is important for the community,” he concludes.

Stay tuned…

 

Guillaume Vincent277 Posts

Rédacteur et journaliste de profession, Guillaume Vincent a fait ses armes au sein de l’agence QMI. Il s’est joint au Tremblant Express en 2014. Promu en 2017, il y assume depuis le rôle de rédacteur en chef et directeur de la publication. / A writer and photojournalist by profession, Guillaume Vincent won his stripes in the QMI agency. He joined Tremblant Express in 2014. Promoted in 2017, he has been editor-in-chief and co-publisher since then.

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