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The Festival

This festive global village invites you to be amazed by the worldwide rhythms of cultures through music, dance, food, craft and more!

During 5 days, more than 500 artistes from around the globe offer 150 shows and workshops on 9 indoor and outdoor stages. Immerse yourself in the heart of cultures thanks to the unique Festival thematic tents.

The Family corner awaits young and old to have fun and make memorable discoveries.

Explore the 17 international restaurants to delight your taste buds, and the 70 kiosks of the exhibitors and artisans to purchase exotic products.

The Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke is a grand gathering, a place of discovery, of surprises and of joyous meetings, a unique window onto the world, a door open to diversity.

Mission

The Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke is a multicultural gathering which offers a series of spectacular and participative activities for every public.

Since its inception in 1998, the harmonization of inter-ethnic relations through the celebration and promotion of the various traditions of the world is at the heart of the priorities of the organization.

The event is conducted with consideration and particular attention given to cultural differences and the family, while highlighting various values, such as openness, respect, commitment, professionalism and team spirit. In this way, the Festival contributes to creating a community, as well as allowing traditions to bridge the generational and cultural gaps.

The word of the president

C’est avec l’élan exceptionnel du succès de notre 20e édition que cette 21e vous a été concoctée!

Une nouvelle édition qui vous invite à vivre un voyage de découvertes sans pareil! Et quelle que soit la teinte que vous souhaitez offrir à ce voyage, le FTMS vous réserve des expériences aussi variées que marquantes!

Ne croyez pas pour autant vous limiter à ce qui vous attire d’emblée ou vous passionne déjà! Parce que le FTMS est un univers de surprises qui, nous l’espérons, continuera de vous ouvrir sur de nouveaux horizons, vous faire tenter l’improbable, et goûter l’inconnu!

C’est donc pour cette nouvelle aventure à travers tous les continents que je vous donne rendez-vous du 8 au 12 août prochain.

En mon nom, en celui des membres du conseil d’administration et de l’équipe, je tiens à remercier chaleureusement nos festivaliers, ainsi que tous nos partenaires et nos bénévoles. C’est grâce à leur soutien que le FTMS s’épanouie d’année en année et se distingue parmi les événements culturels majeurs au Québec!

Merci à vous. De la même manière dont nous sommes fiers de faire rayonner les splendeurs des cultures et les richesses de la diversité, nous sommes fiers de contribuer à faire rayonner Sherbrooke à travers le Québec!

 

Louis-André Neault

Président du Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

Photos ans videos

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Prizes and Awards

2014

Prix Coup d’éclat

Gestion des bénévoles

2012

Fondation Estrienne en Environnement

Finalist in the environmental group and non-profit organization category

2012

Grand Prize for Tourisme Desjardins des Cantons-de-l’Est

Festivals and tourist events category with a budget of
$300,000 to $1M – National Bronze Medal Winner

2011

Prix Hommage Bénévolat-Québec

Organization Category

2010

Grand Prize for Tourisme Desjardins des Cantons-de-l’Est

Festivals and tourist events category with a budget of
less than $1M

2009

Grand Prize for Tourisme Desjardins des Cantons-de-l’Est

Festivals and tourist events category with a budget of
$300,000 to $1M

2008

Les Prix Coup d’Éclat

Finalist at the Prix Coup d’Éclat, Festivals événements Québec
(Peoples of the desert big top)

2007

Les Prix Coup d’Éclat

Awarded a prize by the Comité de vigilance et d’action pour l’harmonisation des relations interculturelles de l’Estrie – Tribute with special mention

2007

Gala Reconnaissance Estrie

Finalist at the Reconnaissance Estrie
Event of the year category

2006

La Chambre de Commerce de Fleurimont

Finalist for the Fleurimont Chamber of Commerce
Activity of the Year

2005

Les Prix Coup d’Éclat

Finalist at the Les Prix Coup d’Éclat, Festivals and Quebec events – Television publicity category

2003

Gala Reconnaissance Estrie

Finalist at the Reconnaissance Estrie
Winner – Association or non-profit organization

2002

La Chambre de Commerce de Fleurimont

Finalist for the Fleurimont Chamber of Commerce – Activity of the year

2001

Réseau Québécois de Villes Et Villages En Santé

Villes et villages en santé (healthy cities, towns, and villages) – Special mention

Eco-friendly

Concrete Actions

Striving to reduce the environmental impact the Festival makes in our community, organizers have implemented a series of measures to solidify the Festival’s commitment to the environment and sustainable development.

A policy of sustainable development

In a sustainable development dynamic, the Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke is well aware of the environmental impact that holding the event can create. As a touristic product in the sector of cultural events, the Festival uses the resources of its milieu and produces considerable waste, putting more pressure on the natural, socio-cultural, and economic environment. To counter these negative effects, the Festival adopted a policy of sustainable development three years ago that seeks to :

  • ensure Festival actions fall within the confines of existing laws and regulations;
  • minimize its ecological footprint;
  • make visitors, artists, artisans, exhibitors, restaurateurs, volunteers, partners, suppliers, and sponsors aware of the various points of sustainable development.

 The Festival prioritizes the following actions :

1. Management of residual waste : To implement initiatives that promote best environmental practices as regards the management of organic and non-organic matter, based on the principle of the 4Rs (rethink, reduce, re-use, recycle).

2. Mobility of visitors and participants : To increase the accessibility of events while improving environmental performance; in partnership with the Société de transport de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke transit) reducing bus fares from $3.25 to $1 for the duration of the Festival and offer free shuttle bus service to access the site.

3. Eco-responsible procurement : To favour local suppliers, thereby contributing to the regional economy and reducing the environmental impact associated with long-distance transportation.

4. Responsible employer : To promote harmonious relationships between employees by offering them a clean and safe workplace; to have equitable hiring practices and fair working conditions.

5. The role of volunteers : To invite people from the local community to volunteer time and talent to the benefit of the Festival. Every year, over 450 volunteers, divided into 20 committees, help to make the Festival a success.

6. Environmental awareness : To help visitors and participants develop an environmental culture and encourage them to make respect for the environment part of their daily lives.

We need your help!

 

Preserve

Since the 17th edition in 2014, the Festival has been working to limit the number of disposable glasses on the site and sell reusable glasses that festival-goers can keep during all festivities and even after.

Recycle

Green recycling bins can be found throughout the site. Make sure you use them to discard plastic bottles and glasses.

Compost

We provide compostable dishes. Make sure you put them in the brown compost bins when you are finished eating. Great idea, don’t you think?

Travel more ecologically : Come to the Festival by bus. It only costs a dollar! You can also leave your car at the CEGEP de Sherbrooke or at the Galeries Quatre Saisons and take the shuttle bus free of charge.

Or use the platform of ride sharing Amigo Espress!

PARTNERS INVOLVED

 

TEAM

Organizing committee

Malika Bajjaje
Executive Director

Andrée-Anne Coté
Programming Director
programmation@ftms.ca

Jean-Charles Doyon
Director of Operations
Responsible for private funding
jc.doyon@ftms.ca

Carolina Lopez Salvador
Volunteer coordinator
Responsible for sustainable development
Responsible for kiosk and restaurant
carolina.lopez@ftms.ca

Valérie Saracosa
Communications & marketing Director
com@ftms.ca

Aurélie Caudron
Communication Assistant
adjointe-com@ftms.ca

Renata Torun
Accountant
festival@ftms.ca

Josée Mongeau
Accountant Assistant
adjointe-adm@ftms.ca

Stéphane Verscheure
Logistics Director

Gabriel Doyon
Head of the field team

Paul Purcell
Technical Director

Enora Mebrouk
Coordination Intern

Elsa Barrué
Programming Intern

Olivia Goullioud
Communication Intern

Directors of the Volunteer Committee

Bar Committee
Guy Lafond

Security and Parking
Sylvain Côté

VIP and Paid Activities
Michel Lessard

Volunteer management
Louise Courchesne

Product distribution
Denis Roy

Venues / Animation
France Brochu et Réjean Boisvert

Custum service
Marie-Josée Gaudette

Irish Pub Manager
Lyne Giguère

Shack of America Manager
Michel Talbot

Board of directors

Louis-André Neault
Chairman

Lorena Cruz
Vice-Chair

Richard Duplessis
Treasurer

Francis Gagnon
Secretary

Sylvain Côté
Board Member

Shah Ismatullah Habibi
Board Member

Patrick Rahimaly
Board Member

Audrey-Anne Lavoie
Board Member

Caroline Bolduc
Board Member

Malika Bajjaje
Executive Director

Previous editions

 

 

Discover the previous editions of the FTMS

 

Main partners

Logo du partenaire: Loto-Québec
Logo du partenaire: Ville de Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Canada
Logo du partenaire: Québec
Logo du partenaire: Desjardins
Logo du partenaire: Hydro-Québec
Logo du partenaire: Destination Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Simple Malt
Logo du partenaire: Vidéotron
Logo du partenaire: Wiptec
Logo du partenaire: Les peintures de Armond
Logo du partenaire: Baillargeon Coffrage
Logo du partenaire: RCGT
Logo du partenaire: Pharmaprix des Galeries Quatre-Saisons
Logo du partenaire: Boulangerie Georges
Logo du partenaire: Groupe Laroche
Logo du partenaire: Le Groupe Custeau
Logo du partenaire: Le Groupe A&A
Logo du partenaire: Global Excel
Logo du partenaire: NRJ
Logo du partenaire: Lou-Tec
Logo du partenaire: Portes de garage Mackie Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Amecci
Logo du partenaire: N4 mobile
Logo du partenaire: Groupe Industriel Interprovincial
Logo du partenaire: Val Estrie Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: BRP Créateurs d'aventures
Logo du partenaire: Construction Vincent Lachance
Logo du partenaire: Construction Touche finale - Gilles Lapalme
Logo du partenaire: Energie 106.1
Logo du partenaire: Rouge 102,7