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.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

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

OUR VALUES

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.

INTEGRITY

Promotes honesty

DILIGENCE

Promotes courtesy

RELATIONS

Promotes mutual aid

RESPECT

Promotes harmonious relationships

PROFESSIONALISM

Promotes a sense of duty

LOYALTY

Promotes the preservation of organizational interests

WHO ARE WE?

  • 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).

TARGETED TOURIST GENERATED SPENDING

  • 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.

THE FESTIVAL BY NUMBERS

10 DAYS OF ACTIVITIES

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

4 DAYS
spends on the site

12.2 HOURS
per day

43
years old

9 EDITIONS
attended

96 % OF THOSE POLLED

  • 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 50th edition!

Corporation

  • 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 Pierre Buist
  • Mr Yves Caron
  • Mr Richard Champagne
  • Mr Michel Champagne
  • Mr Jean-Paul Charette
  • Madam Sonia Charrette
  • Mr René Cloutier
  • Mr Sylvain Bourgeois
  • 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 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 Odette Thiffeault
  • Mr Gilles Veillette
  • Madam Isabelle Tessier

Administrative Board

  • Mr Francis Trépanier, President
  • Mr Gilles Gignac, 1er Vice-President
  • Madam Isabelle Tessier, secretary-treasurer
  • Madam Annie Saulnier, Administrator
  • Mr Benoit Caouette, Administrator
  • Mr Réjean Gagnon, Administrator
  • Mr André Lemay, Administrator

Organizing Committee

  • Mr Benoît Montreuil
  • Mr David Moreau
  • Mr Hugues Carpentier
  • Madam Annick Guillemette
  • Madam Chantale Charrette
  • Madam Manuella Perron
  • Mr Steve Lachance
  • Madam Fanny Salois
  • Madam Nadia Moreau

Coordinators

  • Madam Diane Bédard
  • Madam Josée Bédard
  • Mr Sébastien Dubois
  • Madam Johanne Harvey
  • Mr Robert Leduc
  • Madam Suzanne Neault
  • Madam Cathia Laporte
  • Madam Odette Thiffeault
  • Madam Nancy Lynch
  • Madam Nancy Ricard
  • Madam Julie Gentes
  • Madam Isabelle Bellemare
  • Madam Sandra Gauthier
  • Mr André Boulet
  • Mr Pierre Frigon

Employees

  • Pascal Lafrenière, General Manager
  • Serge Roberge, Assistant General Manager
  • Anne-Marie Lemire, Development Coordinator
  • Geneviève Frappier, Communications Coordinator &  Music Shows Team
  • Gisèle Morin, Office Clerk
  • Benoît Carrier, Receptionist
  • Guy Goyette, Foreman
  • Francis Moreau, Operation Assistant
  • 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
  • Sylvain Bourgeois, Rodeo Manager

Field Team

  • Gaétan Beaupré
  • Ghislain Bureau
  • Luc Jobin
  • Gilles L’Heureux
  • Paul Pageau
  • Marc Pronovost
  • Yves Quirion