Family Day in Waterloo 

As part of Quebec Family Week, Waterloo is organizing its 4th edition of Famillies en Fête/ Family Day on May 23, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the gymnasium of St. Bernardin Pavilion of Orée des Cantons school, 14 Lewis Street West.

Danielle Larouche, from the St. Bernardin Parish, coordinates this festival alongside the organizing committee. The Organizing Committee consists of ten organizations that are rolling up their sleeves to make this day a family friendly event. The entire population, from the smallest, to largest, will find activities tailored for them. The objective of Family Day is to promote family, community, and services available to them in the region. Activities and site access are free!

From 10:00 am, the kiosks of thirty regional organizations will populate the Sacred heart hall of St. Bernardin Pavilion in Waterloo; ready with activities for the whole family.  These activities include music, animation, and games that will get you moving.  Participants will rediscover the pleasure of playing and being with family and other members of their community.

Those who come to take part in the festivities will be able to refuel on site! Casse-croûte santé from the Youth Home, l’Exit, will offer a varied and enticing healthy menu. An area will also be available for those who want to bring a picnic

The Local Action Committee of Waterloo will officially launch “Croques-Livres ” on this day, as well. Want to know what “Croque-Livres” is? Please visit and come visit us at Family Day on May 23.

The City of Waterloo provides financial and material support to this event. Several other partners also collaborate in the success of the festival. Visit our Facebook page ‘’Familles en fête Waterloo’’ for more details.

In Waterloo, we strive to provide opportunities for families, throughout the region, to spend enjoyable time together in the community; making is simple for everyone to enjoy themselves simultaneously.  So mark it on your calendar, Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Waterloo Family Day!

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 pm, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Photo Credit: Esther Laframboise, Coordonnatrice du Comité d’action local de Waterloo et région

Photo Caption: Waterloo is celebrating families at the 4th annual Family Day on May 23! Join in the celebration and enjoy a day full of family-friendly activities.