Nine year old Jasmine Carriere from St. Pierre had a great time jumping her frog during the annual St-Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies competition
By Marianne Curtis
The community of St. Pierre couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to host this year’s Frog Follies. Soaring temperatures and plenty of activities drew hundreds to the community for the jam packed weekend.
The community of St. Pierre celebrated tradition, family and community when the 43nd Frog Follies & Agricultural Fair took place on July 12 to 15. The non-profit event brought people together all over the province for a fun-filled, action packed weekend.
“Continuing our successful partnership with the St-Pierre Agricultural Society, this year’s festival did not disappoint as a record amount of activities were offered to all who came,” stated Sébastien Ouellette.
Festivities kicked off Friday night with the Great Canadian Frog hunt where people participated in catching the frogs to be used for the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championship. Jumping competitions which took place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons attracted several dozen competitors of all ages.
Some of the feature activities included one of Manitoba’s premier agricultural exhibition displays and fair, numerous children’s activities, slo-pitch tournament, a parade, fireworks, Sunday night DJ social, and the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championship.
This year’s Frog Follies also featured a special showcase of local entertainers. This year’s performers included Lindsay Johnston, Ivan Reimer, Dustin Harder, Julian Austin, Cold Hard Cash, The Saint-Beach Boys and Steven Porter to name a few of the local talent that were showcased over the weekend.
Sixteen month old Emilienne Allard-Tinkler enjoys meeting her first kitten at the petting zoo which was set up as part of the Agricultural Fair portion of the event.