28HThe Fêtes de la Famille de Saint-Émile has been launched in Parc Réal-Cloutier since Friday, to the great pleasure of the residents of the La Haute-Saint-Charles district, who can attend free performances by well-known artists in the world of music.
The event, which is expected to draw hundreds of people again this year, features a plethora of family-friendly activities, such as inflatable games and greens-free musical performances featuring Yelo Molo and The Lost Fingers, bands that still have a loyal following, according to the organization.
“There is a real enthusiasm and people are looking forward to programming every year. Thanks to our increase in volume, we are starting to see a lot of clients from abroad, ”confirms Charles Englehart, who has been organizing holidays for 14 years.
He also says he is very happy to see that residents are still there for this annual gathering.
“It’s going to be big again this year. Just for the Pink Floyd show tomorrow night, our VIP section is already full and there’s a terrible enthusiasm,” he gloats.
As the cost of living continues to rise, it seems increasingly difficult to attend such events for free which is what makes the event so successful, according to Mr. Englehart.
“It’s been free since 2014, but to offer parties of this quality and the population not paying, it takes a lot of money and a lot of partners. There are a lot of people working hard behind it all and that’s what makes it successful every year.”
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