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Plenty new added to Village en Fête in Fort Coulonge

Pictured, Alexie Pilon dons the full gear while checking out a Fort Coulonge fire truck.
Sarah Belair holds tight to Vanessa Duval while descending one of the inflatable structures at the Fort Coulonge street festival.
Jacob Perkins was the brave volunteer to sit atop the plank in the dunk tank on Saturday afternoon. From left: Jade Rodeghiere whips a fast one at the target, which will submerge Perkins once again.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
FORT COULONGE
June 16, 2018
Fort Coulonge’s favourite community street festival took over downtown on Saturday, filling rue Baume with waves of people, nearly 25 vendors, a volleyball tournament, inflatable structures and loads of colour.
There was all this plus more at the 2018 Village en Fête, an annual event focused on bringing the community together for fun and games while promoting local businesses and organizations.
New to this year’s festival was the inclusion of the volleyball tournament, as well as a photo op in a makeshift prison. Claudee Galipeau, a member of the organizing committee, said the crew is always a big fan of repurposing the buildings on the street, allowing them lots of new opportunities for entertainment.
“We really wanted to maximize the architecture in the area,” she explained. “Most of the businesses are closing or already closed, so we wanted to utilize the infrastructure that was already here.”
Spreading out the fun, the committee had their three bouncing structures separated amongst the portions of the road. Their plan, she said, was to help congestion by having them in different spots, and keeping the children moving throughout all of their fun.

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