After delays over concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s full steam ahead for events to mark Hearst’s 100th birthday. Economic Development Agent Alain Blanchette says it started this month with literary activities in the Hearst schools and continues on June 30th with the launch of the commemorative anniversary book.
“I’ve seen the manuscript and hats off to the authors and everyone who contributed to this book,” he said. “It’s phenomenal; it’s a combination of many, many, many authors, under the direction of the people of the Ecomusee, Marie LeBel, Melissa Vernier and her team.”
Some of the events during July include a Hearst Rotary Club Canada Day Party, and the former community of Bradlo ceremony at the monument followed by a mass at the Lac Ste-Therese Church.
Blanchette says August 3rd — the day that Hearst was incorporated – will be special and starts with the official opening of a new park, called the Park of Nations.
“And that’s going to start the day of celebration,” he said. “It’s also going to officially launch the celebrations for the 100th — between 4 and 8 pm we are going to have a community barbecue again at Hearst Place Pavilion, the newest building right across from town hall.”