For the fifth year, Les Fermes Valens invites its clients and friends to a beautiful day of excursion in the agricultural universe of the Haut-Saint-Laurent. This is indeed the perfect opportunity for families to familiarize children with life on the farm. As for the wise consumer, it’s a festive way to taste and learn.

Visitors meet in Huntingdon Saturday, September 29th at 9:30 AM and visit farms during the morning and the afternoon. During the BBQ at noon, Les Fermes Valens invited authors of the region to gather for the Journées de la culture, whose theme this year is: Words. The visitors are welcome to shop for books below (cash only) and meet the authors.

Enter the draw! The authors generously donated books for the draw and everyone can participate on the day of the event.

The event takes place, rain or shine. Deadline for registration: Friday, September 21st. You may register at Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child under 14 years old. Visitors will receive a voucher worth the equivalent of their admission fees.

Guest Authors

Somsy Camvan was born in 1954 from the Kmbmu tribe and raised in Laos; Somsy worked as a journalist from 1975 to 1978 and as a teacher in a refugee camp in Nongkai, Thailand. He then moved to Canada where he presently teaches English as a second language. He lives in Dewittville.

Bernard Charbonneau was born in Montréal. He worked as sales representative until retirement and moved to Howick where he devoted himself to writing. Passionate about words, he wrote the first volume of the historical novel La malédiction/La fille du paysan and Le verglas n’arrive jamais seul/Un mal pour un bien. In 2015, he founded Éditions du Suroît and published the two novels. In 2017, he wrote a third book: S comme…

Lyne Dion was born in Salaberryde-Valleyfield. A university graduate, employed by the Québec Public Services and passionate about judicial investigations, she presents her detective novels Crime au Manoir Dubreuil and Meurtre par ricochet. Her third and fourth novels are in the process of writing.

Lucille Riendeau Houle is a certified genealogist researcher, businesswoman and author of six hand-bound books on Riendeau families, De Reguindeau à Riendeau and Hébert, Les Hubert dit Hébert. She also gives conferences on family
stories. Intensely involved in her community, with boards of directors and community organizations, Lucille is currently writing a seventh book on the subject of the Lestage family.

JH Roch was born in Montréal and has lived in Haut-Saint-Laurent region since 2007. She wrote her first novel in Franklin in 2009, Cruel redoux, followed by How to Better Feed the Family and the Dog Without Going Bankrupt. Jacqueline is also a literary columnist on the web for Biblio-Montérégie. She lives in Ormstown and coordinates the communication of Les Fermes Valens in Huntingdon. Le Club des Abats, la seconde enquête de Greg Lauzon, is now in writing.

Mona Rochon

Mona Rochon


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