Coordinator of La Cueillette des Savoirs Festival
With the participation of Le Collectif le Récif, we organized the grand festival called La Cueillette des Savoirs (the Harvesting of Knowledge) that took place during the whole month of July 2016 in Trois-Pistoles. The Bas-Saint Laurent region is an abundant area of knowledge and possibilities. Everywhere, there are people with experiences and crafts that are worth sharing. In La Cueillette des Savoirs, there were more than forty workshops, discussion circles and festive cabarets. The festival was divided into four thematic weeks: food autonomy, alternative education, climate change and
the healing power of art. More than 500 people participated in the festival which included lodging and meals. There was also a babysitting service on site. Activities and accommodation were offered on a voluntary basis. The objectives of the festival were to promote the region, to publicize the services of the non-profit organization Le Collectif le Récif and to promote popular education.