36th edition of the Fête du lac des Nations: of 30 000 people for Marc Dupré

Art 19 July, 2017
  • Shanny Hallé – QMI Agency

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:44

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:44

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    SHERBROOKE – The Fête du lac des Nations has had a very good start on Tuesday night. More than 30 000 people were at the appointment to assist in the delivery of Marc Dupré, the coach of “The Voice” had ignited the stage during the first night of the 36th edition.

    “More than 30,000 people were displaced yesterday evening. It was a magical evening. It was beautiful, the people looked happy, so we are very happy. The summer arrived at the same time as the Feast of the lake,” said Jean-Pierre Beaudoin, director general and artistic director of the Fête du lac des Nations.

    The beautiful weather contributed to the success of the festival. Each year, the traffic depends on the vagaries of the weather.

    “It is clear that the weather has a direct influence on the coming of the people, and on the consumption of food, beverages, water, spirits, and all that”, he added.

    “It is of very good figures! We sold French fries in mass! With the poutine and hot dogs”, welcomed Wednesday the Guy Duchesne, Kitchens Guy Duchesne, who participates in the Fête du lac des Nations for the past thirty years.

    This week, the hotels of Sherbrooke are almost all at full capacity. In the parking lot of some stores, many cars come from as far as Florida, Northern Virginia, and Ontario.

    “Yes, we are not evil at full capacity for the whole week, until Sunday. It has a large percentage of clientele that comes to this party there,” said Chantale Laplante, deputy general director of the Hotel President.

    “The world of London, of California, to the north-eastern United States, Vancouver, Alberta. It was really the world of around the world has confirmed, it is extraordinary!”, told Mr. Beaudoin.

    The economic impacts in Sherbrooke are valued at more than $7 million.

    The enhanced security measures seem to have worked. No incident or undue delay because of the excavations more in-depth have been observed.

    “We have managed a few small carp as usual, but there was no arrest. So, this is a good start for us,” said Samuel Ducharme of the police Service of Sherbrooke.