Western Festivities

WESTERN FESTIVITIES

Saint-Victor 's Western Festivities started out in 1977, when Mr. Martial Gosselin, owner of the Mathieu Hotel, organized three days of celebrations with bands and a demolition derby. In 1978, Mr. Lucien Lessard, a horse lover, partnered with Mr. Gosselin to organize a horse pulling event. The next year, they partnered with Mr. Laurier Roy, Mr. Guy Fluet and Mr. Robert Rodrigue to create the Western Festivities Founding Committee. Programming for the first edition included rides, horse pulling, demolition derby, parade and amateur event.  The Festivities took place on City Hall grounds.                                                               

Source: 150 years of pride


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In 1981, the first stable and administration office were built. With the help of the MPP of the time, Mr. Normand Lapointe, a Saint-Victor resident, the organization received a grant to build the Saloon and the ring in 1982. Over the years, many volunteers contributed to the success of the Western Festivities, to which a management office and full-time employees were gradually added. The Western Festivities are now renown as a key player among the country-western events in Quebec.

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In 1990, Saint-Victor' multi-purpose stadium was built on the Festivities' grounds. It is used during the Festival. In winter, it is widely used by hockey players. A few free skating periods are also offered for skaters to enjoy.

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Saint-Victor | Heritage Tour of the MRC Beauce-Centre

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