Official opening of the Festival at the Montessori School in Saint-Lazare
July 3, 2017
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It’s Galop time!

An equestrian world to discover on July 8 &9!

Saint-Lazare Au Galop Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, as of 11 a.m. in Saint-Lazare! Follow our bilingual Facebook page to know all about the activities and to keep track of any changes due to the weather conditions. Free admission, join us for two days of great fun!

Prepare your weekend by visiting or FAQ section and look at our map!

 

Follow the horses and HOP! To the Festival!

Little artists from nine Saint-Lazare daycares and CPE have decorated these beautiful horses. Follow them to get to the Festival next Saturday and Sunday!

Rain or shine!

  • The Festival’s activities will take place rain or shine.
  • Several activities will take place in sheltered places (under a tent).
  • If the weather is uncertain, remember to bring your rain boots and umbrella.

Parking, shuttles and vehicle traffic

  • 300 parking spots for bicycles!
  • 800 parking are available on Chemin Sainte-Angélique between Montée Saint-Robert and Rue de Mon-Village. View the map. A $10 donation per car is suggested to the benefit of Centre équestre thérapeutique Marie-Laurence.
  • Free bus shuttle services will run on Chemin Sainte-Angélique between the various parkings and the Foires au galop area on Saturday, July 8, 10:45 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday, July 9, 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Zones are located at walking distances. Moreover, free carriage shuttle (Avantage Ford) will be on service between the 2 zones.

 

2017 Honorary president: P.J. Stock

P.J. Stock is a former professional hockey player who has lived in Saint-Lazare with his family, wife and four kids for the last 12 years. During his seven years in the NHL, P.J. Stock played for several renowned teams including the New York Rangers, the Montreal Canadiens, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins. His expertise lead to a career in radio and television where he has shared his knowledge of the sport on TEAM 990 and CHOM-FM. He has also appeared on Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet and is currently part of the Antichambre team on RDS. In 2016, P.J. Stock suffered a tremendous personal loss when his brother Dean Stock passed away following a battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

 

Mission

In 2017, it will help raise funds for two organizations:

1. As a tribute to Dean Stock, the Saint-Lazare Au Galop Festival will be giving a portion of donations received during the event to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Quebec. This illness generally strikes between the ages of 40 and 75. An estimated 2,500 and 3,000 Canadians over the age of 18 are currently living with ALS. More people die of ALS every year than of muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis combined. In Canada, ALS results in more deaths than any other neurological disease;

2. The Centre équestre thérapeutique Marie Laurence located in Sainte-Justine–de-Newton through voluntary donations in certain parking lots. This center helps children with disabilities (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, Angelman syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, hemiplegia, mental health disorders, behavioural disorders -referred by schools – and learning disabilities) as well as youngsters from youth centres.

 

Écolo Galop!

Once again, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a reusable glass from the Festival for $ 2! Use it during the weekend and keep it as a souvenir or return it and get a refund. Less waste!

 

 

 

Saint-Lazare turns Western!

Shop early and enjoy the Festival!

Saint-Lazare shops will be opened for business during the Festival! Reserved parking lots, promotions, sidewalk sales, everything is in place for an excellent experience downtown Saint-Lazare!

 

On July 7, join the Far West Party at Bar Chez Maurice!

This year, for the Saint-Lazare Au Galop Festival, Chez Maurice organizes his Far West Party!

Free admission for those who will be dressed as a cowboys and cowgirls * (hat, boots, checkered shirts, belt buckle, etc.)

Activities: challenge the mechanical bull inside (free) and enjoy the western on the street until 3 a.m.

 

Bohemian Festival at Que Passent Les SaisonS

On the occasion of the 3rd edition of the Saint-Lazare au Galop Festival on July 8 and 9, Boutique Wild offers you exceptional discounts on a large selection of merchandise. Tents, promotions, food tastings and refreshing drinks will be served! All in a festive, colorful and bohemian atmosphere. Check out their Facebook page for all the details!

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 8

Consult the details schedule

See all the activities

 

Shows

Cavaland – 4 p.m. – Grand Galop Area

Cow-Boys de Québec Issime – 8:30 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area * No seats on site. Bring your camping chairs!*

Tour of the stables– 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6 p.m. –  Grand Galop Area

Kid’s show Marilou-Chou-Chou et son poney – 1 p.m., 2 p.m. et 3 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area

 

For the whole family

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m./8:30 p.m. (depending on the Area). All details here!

  • Giant games and board games (Ribouldingue)
  • Challenge course ( Club Gymini)
  • Inflatable structures
  • Face painting
  • Mini-museum of the horse
  • Pick-nick area du Groupe Allard-Ménard
  • Carriage rides Avantage Ford
  • Mini farm
  • Challenge course, toddlers and baby area (Centre prénatal et jeunes familles)
  • Chainsaw wood carving
  • Traditionally brewed beer festival (IGA Saint-Lazare)
  • Historical horse drawn guided tour (Société historique de Saint-Lazare)

 

Cultural Fair

Cultural Fair – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Foires au Galop Area – All details here!

  • Arts trail – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. –  Grand Galop Area, near the community garden
  • Line Dancing(École Stardance) – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Artistic Workshops for children– 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area
  • Chainsaw Wood Carving – Different shows between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area
  • Impro Show – 5:30 to 8:30 – Foires au Galop Area
  • Les chercheux de selles – 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area

 

 

Equestrian Demonstrations

Grand Galop Area. All details here!

  • Horse shoeing demo – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Horseball – 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
  • CCRDS Carrousel Demo – 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Barrel race demonstration – 2:45 to 3:30 p.m

Food Fair

Give your taste buds a treat at our food fair! Meet local producers and find out more about their wonderful products. Choose between the delicious meals offered at the food kiosks. See the list here!

 

 

Rides and games of skill

Calling all thrill seekers! Come have fun on the rides and put your skills to the test in one of our games! Details and prices here!

 

Equestrian Fair

Grand Galop Area – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You will meet various exhibitors from the equestrian world. All the names here!

 

 

Sunday, July 9

Consult the details schedule

See all the activities

 

Country Mass

Once again this year, the Church of Saint-Lazare will host a Country Mass. The singing begins at 9:15 am and will be followed by the 10 o’clock mass. Participate in large numbers!

 

 

Shows

See all the shows

  • HorsePower Live (long program) – 11:30 a.m. – Grand Galop Area
  • HorsePower Live (short program) – 15 h – Grand Galop Area
  • Tour of the stable – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Grand Galop Area
  • Kids Show En attendant la diligence – 1 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area

 

For the whole family

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m./8:30 p.m. (depending on the Area). All details here!

  • Giant games and board games (Ribouldingue)
  • Challenge course ( Club Gymini)
  • Inflatable structures
  • Face painting
  • Mini-museum of the horse
  • Pick-nick area du Groupe Allard-Ménard
  • Carriage rides Avantage Ford
  • Mini farm
  • Challenge course, toddlers and baby area (Centre prénatal et jeunes familles)
  • Chainsaw wood carving
  • Traditionally brewed beer festival (IGA Saint-Lazare)
  • Historical horse drawn guided tour (Société historique de Saint-Lazare)

 

Cultural Fair

Cultural Fair – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. –  Foires au Galop Area – All details here!

  • Allée des arts – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. –  Grand Galop Area, near the community garden
  • Line Dancing(École Stardance) – 11 a.m. to noon, and 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Artistic Workshops for children– 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area
  • Chainsaw Wood Carving – Different shows between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Foires au Galop Area
  • Les chercheux de selles – Foires au Galop Area – 11 am. to 4 p.m.

Equestrian Demonstrations

Grand Galop Area. All details here!

  • Equine Agility Demonstration – 11 a.m.
  • Horse shoeing demo – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cirque du cheval: explanations and demos– 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Foires au Galop Area)
  • Horseball – 2 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Barrel race demonstration – 12:30 to 1 p.m.
  • Dressage – 1:30 to 1:50 p.m.

 

Food Fair

Give your taste buds a treat at our food fair! Meet local producers and find out more about their wonderful products. Choose between the delicious meals offered at the food kiosks. See the list here!

 

Rides and games of skill

Calling all thrill seekers! Come have fun on the rides and put your skills to the test in one of our games! Details and prices here!

 

Equestrian Fair

Grand Galop Area – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You will meet various exhibitors from the equestrian world. All the names here!

 

Thank you to our partners and sponsors

Thanks to our precious sponsors, the Festival can offer a variety of exciting and dynamic activities for the whole family, without admission fees. Thank you!

Thank you to our Official Presenter, Promutuel Assurance Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Our white ribbon sponsors Avantage Ford et Habitations Raymond Allard et Habitations Sylvain Ménard

Our yellow ribbon + sponsor Association des gens d’affaire de Saint-Lazare AGASL

Our yellow ribbon sponsor Pharmaprix St-Lazare et ST-CLET DESIGN

And thank you to Lucie Charlebois Députée de Soulanges, Peter Schiefke Député de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vaudreuil-DorionBanque TD, Groupe Transbus, Passion AnimaleSandridge Saddlery – Sellerie SandridgeSleeman BeerPoulin Électrique Inc.Club de Soccer St-Lazare Hudson / St-Lazare Hudson Soccer ClubCarrosserie Michel RouleauExplore Vaudreuil-Soulanges