(Saint-Alexis-des-Monts) The last lines were removed from the water as was ending the 31st edition of the Festival of speckled trout of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. A loyal following with go and fish the bait: something for the event organizers.
The seven days of activity have been marked by the constant presence of the sun.
“It was nice during the two weekends. The rain and wind, there was on Monday and Tuesday, but there was a break then it has fallen. You could not ask for more, “says the chairman of the event, Rene Julien.
As for traffic during the shows, “is substantially similar to the years before. Year by year, it does not grow, but it continues. The faithful are there, “he notes
The performances attracted a nice crowd with the presence of Yoan Friday. But the party has really lifted Saturday night with Piano Man Experience Christian Marc Gendron and Dominique Hudson Extra Danza.
“Saturday was the fiesta. We put a sand truck in front of the stage for a beach party, “says Rene Julien.
The fireworks were, as usual, rallied ages. “Just in the village, there must have 3000 people watching the fireworks. This is a classic at the festival, was highly anticipated. ”
The inauguration of a Dekhockey surface followed by a tournament well represents the youth movement that wants to begin the festival. Fishing will always be the backstory in activity but other activities are grafted to programming.
“Fishing has always its place, that is clear is the basis and it is for all ages. Through this, there are activities that piggyback “says René Julien. He cites the Shooting costs as well as costs Mud Drag attracting new customers.
While René Julien deplored the difficult financial context must evolve small festivals, however it ensures that he will return next year to head the festival.
“We will be there next year. I’m rethinking the fishing tournament for the revamp and fetch more money. It will free all the time, that’s for sure, “he reassures. “But I have an idea of genius that is maturing,” he said, without revealing more.
It seems that this is the way that will be ensured the sustainability of regional events: renewing itself.