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Les castors célestes of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge performing at Fiesta Agriculturelle. Photo: James Morgan

Community and diversity at Fiesta Agriculturelle in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge

The last Sunday of official summer had perfect weather for the third annual Fiesta Agriculturelle in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. 

This year’s event featured live music, artisans, children’s activities, and food on the lawn in front of Séminaire du Sacré-Cœur in Pointe-au-chêne 

Fiesta Agriculturelle is organized by the Argenteuil Centre pour l’immigration en Région and received support from the Quebec government, municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, and the local Anglican parish. 

According to Centre pour l’immigration en Région Director-General and Fiesta Agriculturelle organizer Gabriel Garcia, diversity among women in the community was a new emphasis of this year’s event, in addition to the recurring theme of cultural diversity. Garcia said organizers wanted to highlight the visibility of women, promote equality, and inclusivity. 

Talent included performers from the local area, Montreal, and even Peruvian dancers. 

Garcia said the Centre pour l’immigration en Région is always trying to improve the awareness of cultural diversity in local communities. 

Brownsburg-Chatham artist Carole Louise Chabot of with brush and canvas at Fiesta Agriculturelle. Photo: James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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