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Parks Canada

August 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/Parks Canada: Cartier-Brebeuf Park Celebrates The Harvest

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - On Saturday, August 16, Cartier-Brebeuf National Historic Site of Canada will celebrate the Harvest Festival. A wide variety of family-oriented activities will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Entrance to the site is free for the event.

Festival goers can look forward to food, participation prizes, and costume workshops. For children there will be face paint, inflatable games, a petting zoo, a show, and crafts. Visitors can also watch Aboriginal objects such as an arrowhead, a water drum, and a corn husk doll being created. At the interpretation centre, there will be a conference on table manners from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Camilia Sinensis tea from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cartier-Brebeuf National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the period in 1535-1536 when Jacques Cartier and his shipmates wintered near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona. It also recalls the establishment of the first Jesuit missionary residence in Quebec, in 1625-1626.

The Harvest Festival will be held at Cartier-Brebeuf Park, 175 De L'Espinay Street.

In the case of rain, the celebration will be rescheduled for the following day.

For further information, call 418-648-4038.

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Cartier-Brebeuf NHSC
    Jacinthe Cote
    History Interpretation Specialist