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Early birthday celebrations in Quyon

The Quyon Tractor and Truck Pull float took that description literally, as they brought a boat full of passengers behind them.
The end of the parade was brought up by Canada Day Committee members and volunteers, carrying their brand-new Canadian flag to the river. From left: Leading the flag’s trip was Justin Bennett, Jonathan Fortin and Brady Trudeau that evening.
Little Ray’s Reptiles brought all sorts of creatures for kids to enjoy in the afternoon. Pictured, Dallas Steen brings around the boa constrictor for children to pet.
Kids participating in the parade were tasked with decorating their bicycles, with many going above and beyond.
Pontiac MP Will Amos helps clip on the committee’s new flag, before it is raised at the end of the parade.
The Quyon Canada Day Committee saw only two returning members this year, as Mitchel Trudeau stepped up to be president and Chelsea Lapierre became treasurer. Pictured, the committee with local politicians.
The Canada Day parade, organized by the Quyon Canada Day Committee, featured, floats, bicycles, a few horses and vehicles of all sorts. Pictured, the Quyon Lions Club show off their Canadian pride.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
QUYON June 30, 2018
Canada Day celebrations along the river kicked off early in Quyon, as the town’s party featured reptiles, a parade and the unveiling of their brand-new flag.
But that’s not all that’s new, as the organizing committee featured just two returning members this year, meaning the other eight were bringing some fresh faces to the volunteers helping keep the party rolling for Canada’s big 151st birthday.
With much of the previous committee having organized the party for years, they were ready to move on, and fears of the celebrations dwindling out arose.
However, Mitchel Trudeau and Chelsea Lapierre wouldn’t stand for that, and soon enough recruited a new gang of fresh faces to help them out.
“We said no, we always have a good review of our fireworks and the party,” said Trudeau, on their need to keep the festivities in Quyon.
With Trudeau as president and Lapierre as treasurer, the group organized to have the afternoon start at 3 p.m. with a barbeque, cotton candy vendor and fun with La Maison de la Famille de Quyon.


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