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Montreal Families

Festival celebrates the women of New France

For the 24th edition of the Seigneuriales de Vaudreuil-Dorion Festival, organizers decided to focus on the important roles women played in New France, from early settlers to Aboriginal women.

The festival lets visitors travel back in time and relive a day in colonial New France. There will be a storytelling competition with an all-female lineup and multiple conferences, including Saturday’s talk on Native women in New France. Workshops will also demonstrate the different jobs held in the 18th century and there will be markets selling traditional and artisanal products.

This year’s edition will take place over four days instead of three and feature historical re-enactments highlighting an average day for the inhabitants of New France, traditional musical and theatrical performances along with archery and other activities.

Most events and activities are free, with the exception of the Catherine Trestler tea time, the concert by the Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent and the Souper des Seigneurs dinner party on Friday night. The festival takes place from June 2 to June 5 at 431 St. Charles Ave. in Vaudreuil.

For more information, visit lesseigneuriales.com.

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