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Under the skillful and creative hands of the artist, Réjean Dumaresq from Valleyfield, the chalet at Parc Delpha-Sauvé has been transformed into a gingerbread house. Beautifully colored, the chalet will undoubtedly enhance the experience of those who will enjoy the “Sentier magique” during the holiday season.

(Photo Mélanie Calvé)

With the help of family members, the artist devoted 400 hours to the chalet makeover project. Each piece is hand painted. Everything is attached to an installation that will not cause any damage to the building structure. Mr. Dumaresq admits that finding the necessary equipment is what made his job more complex. However, he remained confident that he would complete the project. “It’s really nice, says Pierre Crépeau, Cultural Coordinator for the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. It’s a great collaboration. Réjean is very imaginative. It should be noted that his daughter Marie-Pier was very involved in the project.”

Young and old will be able to warm up in the gingerbread house on the weekends leading up to Christmas and take the opportunity to sip a hot chocolate or a coffee. Different activities will be added to the programming.

It should be noted that the vaccination passport must be presented for people aged 13 and over.


The cute gnomes of last year have given way to a dozen gingerbread men, who can be found through the Sentier magique of Parc Delpha-Sauvé and Parc Salaberry! To decode their first name, simply download a printable sheet from the City’s website or photograph the sign installed on site!


December 4th-5th: Christmas market organized by the Cercle des fermières de Saint-Timothée – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 11th (postponed to the 12th in case of rain): Family activities in collaboration with ABC de la famille – from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., children will have the opportunity to decorate gingerbread cookies and prepare ornaments to embellish the tree installed outside the chalet. The book “Une grande course pour Noël “ will be read to children for an hour of outdoor storytelling at the rotunda of Parc Delpha-Sauvé. Three performances will be offered at 1:30 p.m., 2:10 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.

December 11th-12th  and 18th-19th: Come inside to warm up around the fire – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mélanie Calvé


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