Article by Guillaume Marshall
After the pandemic period, it was time to breathe fresh air. The next May 8, Mother’s Day, is a good occasion. Active recreation in the fresh air, tastings, brunch and culture – the Laurentians have no shortage of workshops that will help you have a good time.
A small culture point before you have salivation. The first traces of Mother’s Day date back to the period of ancient Greece. Ancient peoples revered Rei, the mother of the gods, and honored fertility. Almost 2,000 years later, we left the gods to turn to our mothers. In the 1800s, Julia Ward Howe, a feminist writer, tried to establish a day to honor mothers. Her idea was for women of all nationalities to rise and come together in one day to spread the message of peace to humanity.
Finally, the first official celebration took place in West Virginia in 1910. Four years later, Mother’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in the United States. Note that the celebration has much more commercial appeal than the ambitions of Julia Ward Howe. Now that you know, we can start exploring ideas.
A little brunch?
Choux Gras Restaurant
The new restaurant, which specializes in sauerkraut, welcomes you on Mother’s Day. Located upstream from the pedestrian village of Mont-Tremblant, you are offered two services to enjoy delicious food. On the menu: sausages, Quebec cheeses, snow crab, homemade ryosti, maple bacon candies.
The first service starts at 11:30, the second agreed at 13:30. For more information, find the menu, prices and address on the Choux gras website at: chouxgrasbrasserie.com
Formerly known as La Roche Des Brises, the estate, located in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, was converted into La Bullerie in 2017. The renovated version of the institution opened in 2017. “La Bullerie is the result of a marriage between lovers of good wine, good food and experts in events,” can be read on their website.
La Bullerie scheduled a late breakfast for May 8. For more information, visit their website at: labullerie.com
A little culture
Clement Courtois at the Morin Café
Café Morin invites the famous artist Clement Courtois to Mother’s Day. With great success in French song and British rock, he will be live from 1pm to 4pm next Sunday. Clement Courtois will voice the world-famous songs of the French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour. The artist developed his art in France before joining Canada in 2007. The exhibition is free and the contribution is voluntary.
Let his guitar riffs and his bohemian voice lull you.
Spring Pleiades of Saint Adele
For the Mother’s Day on the Place des Citoyens, the Association of Artists of Saint Adele is organizing an exhibition of visual arts. This theme will fill your eyes with the colors of this winter, which takes up too much space. The 16 artists behind the exhibition will be on hand to discuss with you. Formats and drawing techniques are varied, enough to find a ring on your finger.
The exhibition takes place in St. Adele on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 to 16:00.
For moms who spend Sunday in bed
Sunday is good, and for some it is even better under a blanket. We have found events for you on May 7, the day before Mother’s Day.
Cider tasting workshop
Mother’s Day, yes, but it’s also Cider Week! On this occasion, Cidrerie Lacroix invites you to taste their best specialties on May 7. To do this, gather from 11:00 to 15:00 near Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. You will be accompanied by a cellar master and take part in the tasting of different types of cider on offer. Please note that you need to make a reservation to join them.
For more information, see cidrerielacroix.com
Introduction to Botany with Maureen Heights Town Hall
We finish with a greener note. Maureen Heights offers botany and gardening on Saturday, May 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 at Chalet Bellevue. The event, presented by Les Z’animés, is designed for children aged 4 to 7. Author Roxana Turcott presents her album “Adam, flowers and a thief.” Children are encouraged to open each type of flower and leave them with seeds to plant at home. The activity is free. Something to soften my mother’s heart.