Fête nationale

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, interested in beginners’ classes and we even sold a couple of wool sunflowers and pins. 

Hugh, Elizabeth, Isabelle, Debbie, and Karen.

Gloria enjoys rug hooking!

Janet shows an enthusiastic girl how to rug hook.

Karen shows a keen girl how to pull some stitches.

Thomas, posing with his brother, really enjoys rug hooking.

MP Francis Scarpaleggia trys rug hooking. Photo courtsey of Elizabeth and Hugh.

We took time to admire the new outdoor poster display of some of the Beaconsfield Quilters Guild quilts. Stunning work!

Towards the end of the afternoon, Janet won a draw for a free ice-cream from Wild Willy’s Ice-cream truck. Lots of good-bye hugs wrapped up the day as we wished each other a wonderful summer.

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