Bonhomme and the Duchesses of the Quebec Carnival will be back in the region with a busy schedule that will take them to various public sites.
C ette tour Estrie starts Friday afternoon, while the delegation will visit the EKO petrol station in Laval Street in Sherbrooke to meet with customers and employees.
The group will then move towards Christmas at the Gare de Sherbrooke market from 4 pm to 7 pm. A tour of different restaurants and festive places of the city will follow.
The next day, Saturday, December 9, Bonhomme and his ambassadors will travel to Magog, where they will board passengers of the Christmas train at 9 am. The tour will then continue at the Ayer’s Cliff Christmas Village from 10 am to 11:30 am.
Then, drive to the Savonnerie des Diligences and the Refuge, a mountain café for 12 hours. Finally, the tour will end with a participation in the Eastman Christmas Fairs by 2 pm to 4 pm.
In addition to promoting the 64th edition of the Carnaval de Québec, this tour will also be an opportunity to raise funds for L’Escale de l’Estrie, which will receive a donation of $ 2 for each sale of the Carnival Candle . L’Escale de L’Estrie is a non-profit organization offering confidentiality and a safe environment for women victims of domestic violence and their children.
Candle holders will have the chance to win one of 600 prizes, including one free year of gas at EKO, and will receive instant rebates on their next refuel.
The 64th edition of the Carnival will be held from January 26 to February 11, 2018. Bonhomme and his Duchesses visited the region in 2015.