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2017 Frog Follies

(in French only)

Leap on over to St. Pierre-Jolys

 

 

Summer would not be the same for the village of St. Pierre-Jolys without its renowned Frog Follies festival. For the 48th year, this community celebration is once again poised to welcome the young and the young-at-heart with new activities and its always exciting frog jumping competition. Newbies and veterans alike will want to mark their calendars for the weekend of July 13-16.

 

The residents of St. Pierre-Jolys look forward to the annual festivities, and they aren't the only ones! Frog Follies enthusiasts come from all over to attend this fun-filled family event.

 

 

 

The festival will kick off Thursday evening with the highly popular Bingo program and the famous Frog Hunt, held on the town's golf course. You'll want to choose your frogs carefully, as they could be the big winners of the Frog Jumping championship.

 

This competition has a special place in Manitobans' hearts. It is also the largest frog jumping event in Canada, an honour it has held for nearly 50 years. "We are very proud," says Marie-Christine Bruce, chair of the Frog Follies organizing committee. "It's a one-of-a-kind event, with many surprises in store at each edition. We enjoy introducing new elements while keeping the festival's traditional mainstays."

 

 

 

In addition to the frog jumping competition, culminating with the national championships held on Sunday, the Frog Follies offer a wide array of other activities. The evenings will be a time to sit back, relax and enjoy some great music, featuring artists such as Justin Lacroix, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds and Corny Rempel. Children will be treated to live shows by entertainers Jacques "Jake" Chenier, TiBert le Voyageur, and magician Patrick Grégoire.

 

The Saturday parade is a highlight of the Frog Follies weekend, and one of the festival's happiest traditions. There are also local tours, the watermelon- and cake-eating competitions, the slo-pitch tournament, and so much more! All of the events are aimed at bringing as many people of all ages together as possible. "This festival really does have multi-generational appeal. So many people are actively involved, including local organizations, politicians, cultural groups and families. From our pancake breakfast to the skateboard demonstration, there is something for everyone!"

 

 

 

New this year: an Ultimate Frisbee tournament, a beading workshop on Thursday night, and, for the town of St. Pierre-Jolys, a movie theatre and a new water park. Festival-goers also look forward to the bubble soccer event. "Bubble ball was introduced last year, and was a huge success. This year, we'll be repeating the experience, with twice as many players. I'm really excited to see this year's events and to see the smiles they put on everyone's face."

 

As always, the Frog Follies are a free public event. "With the exception of the pancake breakfast, all of the festival's activities are free of charge. We are very grateful for all the support we receive from the community and local organizations."

 

SEE THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE:

http://www.foliesgrenouilles.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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