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Fête nationale

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Fête nationale  celebrations in Centennial Park June 24, 2024 The weather added a dramatic touch to the City of Beaconsfield’s Fête nationale celebrations in Centennial Park transforming the mood from chilly to cheerful as the sun broke open the clouds and marked the end to a rainy weekend. A live band set the afternoon’s rhythm against a backdrop of Fleurs-de-Lis flags, surrounded by food trucks and a variety of activities for children. BHCG volunteers and MP Francis  Scarpaleggia . Photo courtesy of Elizabeth and Hugh. Live Band. Steam punk entertainer. Isabelle, Jacques, Elizabeth and her husband Hugh, Debbie, Karen, Harold, Denise, Janet, and Emmy generously volunteered their time to enjoy the day with the public. At our booth we made a fine display of our rugs attracting a steady flow of visitors keen on learning about our craft. Numerous people of all ages tried pulling some loops, even Lac St Louis’ Member of Parliament Francis Scarpaleggia.   Four people signed up, interest

Picnic

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BHCG’s Annual Picnic  By Dawna Matthew June 8, 2024 Our picnic was a great success again this year! We had over 60 attendees along with some helpful partners who gave a hand with the set up and take down. It was wonderful to see so many friends from neighbouring groups and inspiring to see their projects during Show and Tell. We had guests from North Hero Fiber Bees, Martintown’s Wild and Woollys, the Brome County Rug Hookers, the Ormstown group, Ottawa’s Old Forge, Track 2 and St Henri along with our own BHCG members. What a great turnout. The welcoming grounds of Centennial Hall. Our lovely greeters!    Some Martintown friends amongst the many who enjoyed this annual gathering.  We were nervous about the weather, but the rain held off and everyone was fine under pop-up tents kindly supplied by several members. We had door prizes, a paper bag auction and of course, our vendors, who offered a variety of items to tempt any rug hooker. Judith had her beautiful hand-dyed wool, Ti, her g