Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Photo credit : Antoine Petrecca
A play, a softball match, horse trials, a half-marathon, afternoon tea and stalls laden with local produce…….Another great weekend in the Eastern Townships!
The first edition of the Festival du thé des Cantons (a celebration of the British tradition of serving afternoon tea) will be held on June 29 and 30 at four venues that celebrate the cultural heritage of the Eastern Townships – the Scott Tea Room, Uplands Heritage and Cultural Centre, the Colby-Curtis Museum and the Beaulne Museum. There’s nothing quite like a good cuppa!
June 29 and 30 │ Scotstown, Lennoxville, Stanstead and Coaticook │ Reservations strongly recommended
The Demi-Marathon RBC de Sherbrooke, a half-marathon sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, takes place this Saturday. Diehard runners and beginners alike can take part in this charity race because there is a range of distances to choose from, depending on your level of ability - 1, 2, 5, 10 or 21 kilometres.
Saturday, June 29 │ Online registration until June 27 │ Departure from the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Sherbrooke
This equestrian event is divided into three phases: dressage, the marathon (which tests the endurance of horse and rider) and obstacle driving – a great opportunity to see these magnificent animals and their riders go through their paces!
June 28-30 │ Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park
Le classique pif, an annual team event that draws lovers of slow-pitch games, begins on June 24. Besides softball, there are many other activities that families, in particular, can enjoy – demonstrations of home runs, fireworks, inflatable games and performances by various singers.
June 24-30 │ Parc Quintal, Sherbrooke │ Check online for further details
Chassé-croisé is a comedy, running from June 28-August 24 at the Ancien Presbytère in Granby. Four talented actors play some 30 different characters with a lighthearted, funny touch. Enjoy the show!
June 28–August 24 │Ancien Presbytère de Granby
The long weekend provides the perfect opportunity to visit our public markets. Five of them stand out above the rest. They sell an abundance of fresh, flavourful food and you’ll have the opportunity to chat to the local producers. Bring along your family and friends!
Check out our list of public markets