Word from the president

Word from the president

Since its inception, the Foire Gourmande of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario has been one of the region's major events and continues to champion local products. Returning to the role of president in the festival's 16th year, the co-founder in me thus feels a great sense of pride and accomplishment - while realizing that nothing can be taken for granted.

The agri-food business is one full of challenges and the Foire Gourmande remains an essential part of this constantly evolving industry. It is not only a great showcase for our products but also a kind of interactive laboratory for agro-processing.

A huge thank you to all the exhibitors form Quebec and Ontario for taking part and putting their heart and soul into it. Thank you to our devoted board members, who all work on a voluntary basis. Thank you to our fantastic coordinator, who makes sure we're never short of new ideas. Thank you to our many volunteers, without whom an event of this magnitude would not be possible. Thank you to our sponsors, who enable us to turn our dreams into a reality.

To all our visitors: may this, the 16th edition of the Foire Gourmande of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario, be the biggest feast yet!

A word from the Honorary President

That's 38 years now that I've been doing the best job in the world. Among the way I have become one of the most fervent supporter of our beautiful region ans its wonderful produce.

It is with great pride that I accepted the honorary presidency of the Foire Gourmande. Over the course of this weekend, what means the most to me is experiencing those unforgettable moments, getting to know people, tasting and discovering new things, all in the spirit of sharing.

I cordially invite you all to take part in the Foire Gourmande of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario on the 18th, 19th and 20th of August, 2017!

A word from the minister of tourism

The Government of Quebec is proud to partner with the Foire gourmande of Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario, a festival that makes discover local products to a great number of tourists.

The visitors can thus know more about the dynamism and the richness of agrofood industry, showcased by devotee exhibitors. The Foire gourmande of Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario is one of the events that contribute to put the region forward in the map of Quebec, besides generating major economic benefits.

On behalf of the Government of Quebec, I invite the visitors to make the most of their journey in the beautiful region of Abitibi-Temiscamingue by discovering other touristic attracts.

I wish to all of you a great summer season!

Minister of tourism and Minister of the Mauricie area,

Julie Boulet