Parades & Festivals


Parades and festivals were a key part of community life. This tableau displays, among others, St. Jean Baptiste Day, Frontier Daze, and Corpus Christi. St. Jean Baptiste Day, celebrated every June, later developed into Morinville’s Frontier Daze, which is celebrated with a parade and other community events. Corpus Christi typically involved constructing a temporary altar in front of a parishioner’s home.