Who are we?

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Nothing represents Quebec’s country culture better than the Festival Western de St-Tite. For nearly 50 years, this ultimate unifying event has marked faithful festivalgoer’s memories in an unrivaled setting.

The largest Western Attraction in Eastern Canada attracts more than 600 000 visitors in a usually 4 000 strong village during the 10 days of the Festival. It is undoubtedly a not-to-be-missed experience. The Festival Western de St-Tite is recognized for its breathtaking professional rodeos, major country western shows, festive atmosphere and an authentic character. All these are the key to its outstanding success.


The Festival Western de St-Tite’s twofold mission is to produce professional rodeos and activities aimed at re-creating an authentic Country Western atmosphere. While offering an incomparable ambiance, our goal is to maximize major socio-economic and tourist spinoffs for the town of St-Tite, Mekinac County and the entire St-Maurice Valley region. At the same time, we strive to widen our outreach at an international level.


To be a model of excellence for Eastern North America in two domains; producing world class rodeos and organizing Country Western events.


Everything we do at the Festival Western de St-Tite is informed by a strong set of core values. These values are shared by each and every member of the organization as well as by all individuals involved in contributing to the Festival’s success.


Promotes honesty


Promotes courtesy


Promotes mutual aid


Promotes harmonious relationships


Promotes a sense of duty


Promotes the preservation of organizational interests


  • More than 10 million dollar annual budget;
  • 75% of our revenue is internally generated;
  • 30 permanent and seasonal employees;
  • 650 volunteers;
  • More than 600 000 annual visitors from all over Quebec, but also from Western Canada, the United States and Europe;
  • Since 1999, the Festival Western de St-Tite rodeos have won the “Best Outdoor Rodeo in North America” prize awarded by the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA).


  • Value-added wealth creation for the province of Quebec reaching $18 million;
  • The activity generated by targeted tourist spending represents the equivalent of 387 jobs/year;
  • The economic impact of targeted tourist generated spending for 2010 represented $48million.



On average, a Festival Western of St-Tite visitor is:

spends on the site

12.2 HOURS
per day

years old



  • said they liked their experience very much or enough
  • would recommend St-Tite to their family and friends
  • will return next year

For more information, see the highlights of the 52th edition!


  • Madam Julie Adam
  • Madam Danielle Asselin
  • Mr Michel Aubichon
  • Mr Sylvain Bédard
  • Madam Josée Bédard
  • Madam Nicole Bédard
  • Mr André Boulet
  • Madam Julie Boulet
  • Mr Reynald Boulet
  • Mr Sylvain Bourgeois
  • Mr Pierre Buist
  • Mr Benoit Caouette
  • Mr Yves Caron
  • Mr Richard Champagne
  • Mr Michel Champagne
  • Mr Jean-Paul Charette
  • Mr René Cloutier
  • Mr Harty Délisle
  • Mr Jean-Jacques Désaulniers
  • Mr Réjean Gagnon
  • Mr Pierre Gauthier
  • Mr André Gélinas
  • Mr Gaétan Grenier
  • Mr Claude Grosleau
  • Mr Roger Hamelin
  • Mr Pierre Hélie
  • Mr Gaétan Jacob
  • Mr Pierre-Louis Jacob
  • Madam Cornelia Jucker
  • Mr Claude Lafontaine
  • Mr Christian Lafrance
  • Mr André Léveillé
  • Mr Gaétan L’Heureux
  • Mr Benoît Montreuil
  • Mr Yves-Marie Moreau
  • Madam Josette Naud
  • Mr Claude Parent
  • Mr Mario Périgny
  • Mr René Plamondon
  • Mr Michel Pothier
  • Madam Diane Rae
  • Madam Annie Saulnier
  • Madam Josée St-Pierre
  • Mr Gaétan Tessier
  • Madam Isabelle Tessier
  • Madam Odette Thiffeault
  • Madam Marie-Ève Tremblay
  • Mr Francis Trépanier
  • Mr Gilles Veillette
  • Madam Suzanne Neault
  • Madam Line Collin

Administrative Board

  • Mr Gilles Gignac, President
  • Mr Réjean Gagnon, Vice-President-treasurer
  • Mr Benoît Montreuil, secretary
  • Mr Francis Trépanier, Administrator
  • Mr François Rioux, Administrator
  • Mr Marc Ménard, Administrator
  • Mr Pierre-Louis Jacob, Administrator

Organizing Committee

  • Mr Hugues Carpentier
  • Madam Chantale Charrette
  • Mr Éric Marcotte
  • Mr David Moreau
  • Madam Nadia Moreau
  • Madam Manuella Perron
  • Madam Fanny Salois


  • Mr Charles Abbott
  • Madam Diane Bédard
  • Madam Josée Bédard
  • Mr André Boulet
  • Madam Karine Charrette
  • Mr Sébastien Dubois
  • Mr Pierre Frigon
  • Madam Sandra Gauthier
  • Madam Julie Gentes
  • Madam Annick Guillemette
  • Madam Johanne Harvey
  • Madam Carolane Hudon
  • Mr Louis Frédérique Labbé
  • Madam Renée-Anne Lafontaine
  • Madam Cathia Laporte
  • Mr Robert Leduc
  • Madam Nancy Lynch
  • Mr Jean-François Morand
  • Madam Suzanne Neault
  • Madam Joanne Sirois
  • Madam Odette Thiffeault
  • Madam Caroline Tourigny


  • Pascal Lafrenière, General Manager
  • Serge Roberge, Project Manager
  • Sylvain Bourgeois, Rodeo Manager
  • Anne-Marie Lemire, Assistant General Manager
  • Vanessa Denis, Communications Coordinator
  • Gisèle Morin, Office Clerk
  • Benoît Carrier, Receptionist
  • Guy Goyette, Foreman
  • Francis Moreau, Operation Coordinator
  • Hélène Girard, Financial Controller and Brand Manager
  • Mélanie Comtois, Marketing Coordinator and Music Shows Team
  • Mylène Carpentier, Sponsorship  Coordinator
  • Sonya Vallée, Ticket Sales  Coordinator
  • Karen Montembeault, Commmunication Agent
  • Myriam Boutet, Organizational Resource
  • Marc Pronovost, Foreman assistant
  • Marie-Ève Gauthier, administrative technician

Field Team

  • Gaétan Beaupré
  • Ghislain Bureau
  • Francis Gagnon
  • Gaétan Gagnon
  • Luc Jobin
  • Étienne Lesage
  • Paul Pageau
  • Yves Quirion
  • Jacques Vanasse