It's time to celabrate at Fort-Témiscamingue!

21 April 2011


Now everyboby know the programming and commemorating activities of the 325th anniversary of the expedition led by the Chevalier de Troyes and d’Iberville! It was 325 years ago that some hundred soldiers and militiamen led by Pierre de Troyes left the tip of the island of Montréal on a mission to take possession of the Hudson Bay’s trading posts.

Radio columns

A total of 21 columns related the expedition’s key moments taken from the Chevalier de Troyes’ logbookwere produced and are to be broadcast every Wednesday from March 30 to August 17 at 9:45 a.m. on CKVM 93.1 FM.

A varied programming

Besides the radio columns, the team behind the 325th anniversary festivities promises a memorable summer programming.

In June

From May 6 to June 26, you are invited to Luc Brévard’s cartographic exhibition entitled “Terre Incognita, sur les traces De Troyes” presented at the Salle Augustin-Chénier. The exhibition will be moved to Fort Témiscamingue starting July 1. Work on a collective artwork entitled “La Rose des Vents” will begin on June 6, under the supervision of none other than Ms. Francine Marcotte. The finished artwork will be unveiled during the closing event of the festivities, on August 20 at Fort Témiscamingue.

In July

A talk on life in New-France will be presented on July 15 by historian Marcel Tessier, while a gathering of local music acts will open for the band Les Tireux de Roches, on July 16, as part of a traditional music concert celebrating Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary. On Parks Day, July 17, the public will be invited to a family picnic where old tunes will be played by the Jeunes concerts du Témiscamingue. From July 20 to 24, Fort Témiscamingue will take a step back in time with the theatre company Les habitants de la Nouvelle-France for the activity Le Rendez-vous des Voyageurs.

In August

The month of August will be devoted to the themes of food and archaeology, with a series of activities held each weekend until the closing event on August 20. Performer and honorary president Mr. Albert Millaire will participate in a Moulin à Paroles at the closing event to unveil the collective artwork and conclude this wonderful summer at Fort Témiscamingue!

325 years...come celebrate! The expedition coming to Témiscamingue’s first trading post in 1686 bound the region to this key moment in Canada’s history and New France’s economic development. The 325th anniversary celebrations will give the public a unique opportunity to celebrate proudly this chapter in Canada’s history. For the complete programming, visit

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