The Holstein Quebec Picnic, a huge succes!
The 71st edition of the Holstein
Quebec Picnic was held at Ferme J.M.S. Amitiés in Ferme-Neuve near Mont-Laurier
on July 16. The owners of the farm extended a warm welcome to the 2,500
visitors and were pleased to intoduce to them their prize-winning herd which
ranks #15 among the Top LPI
$830 were donated to the "Au Coeur des
familles agricoles" organization
As an organizing partner of the event, Ciaq
held a kiosk where visitors tried their skills to win a "Strong and United
" T-shirt in a game of bean bag toss. Many of them went home with a T-shirt
they had won, others made a $5 to $10 donation and went home with a T-shirt as
well. A total of $830 was raised and donated to "Au Coeur des familles
agricoles". Thank you all for your generosity!
The "DÉFI L'heure Ciaq" was also a
The "DÉFI l'heure Ciaq" which was
aimed at the younger generation, gave a chance to the various associations or
groups of young farmers from the province of Québec to win sholarships. Over 50
participants from all across Québec took part in the challenge. Team "J.M.S.
Amitiés 2", representing younger farmers from Brébeuf, won the first prize
which consisted in a $2,000 scholarship! The team from "ITA" in St-Hyacinthe
won the second prize and a cheque for $1,500. Finally, team "J.M.S. Amitiés 1"
from Mont-Laurier, finished in third place and won a $1,000 scholarship. The
"Coup de cœur" award which included a cheque for $500 was presented
to the "Les Jeunes de l'Expo de Richmond" team. Congratulations to
all participants and to all personnel involved for making this event a
Have a look at the videos from the various teams: