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Festival Du Bois

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Festival Du Bois, Coquitlam, BC

Event Contact, Festival Office, Mimi Roy

member since: 02/16/2009
Canada: Coquitlam, British Columbia (BC)

Since it began in 1990, the Festival du Bois has attracted thousands of visitors to Blue Mountain Park in Coquitlam on the first weekend of March, each year.  Festival du Bois promotes the rich and historical French-Canadian culture and language of BC, which has been in Maillardville for almost one hundred years (the first settlers from Québec arrived in 1909).  The Festival du Bois, now in its 15th year, has prospered and has become one of the largest and most visited bilingual festival in the Greater Vancouver area.

 

With it’s relaxed atmosphere and French-Canadian « Joie de Vivre », Festival du Bois welcomes over 15,000 enthusiastic spectators who have come to “let go” to the sounds of Celtic, traditional, folk and world music, to sample traditional foods (who can resist tourtierre, poutine, maple sugar pie, and delicious maple taffy on a snow-bed), and to learn about the history of the francophone society in BC.  (Did you know Maillardville is the only official bilingual community in the province?)

 

Children are always welcome at the Festival du Bois.  It’s fun for the whole family.  Festival du Bois is a family event which features children's entertainment, complete with a children’s stage and performance program.  For the adults, there is the main stage performance area with performances that run daily and an intro night to the Festival on Friday’s before the weekend festivities.

 

Don’t miss the Festival du Bois, March 2 & 3, 2013.  We look forward to welcoming you to our event and sharing our hospitality with you.

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The Société francophone de Maillardville is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. Its mandate is to promote and facilitate access to arts and French-Canadian cultural traditions in Maillardville / Coquitlam and its region. - We provide services and activities in French for the francophone of the area of Maillardville / Coquitlam which includes about thirteen thousand French.