The Mi-Carême and its evolutionConference
L’Isle-aux-Grues is one of the rare spaces where the tradition of Mi-Carême is carried on to this day. This seminar will allow us to discover this island and its archipelago and give us the opportunity to discover the environment in which these people live. Following will be a colourful presentation on the celebrations of la Mi-Carême: its origins, its evolution, costumes created especially for this event and of course, masks, many of which are completely out of the ordinary. The seminar will be accompanied by slides of the photographer, Michel St-Jean.
SPEAKER: Tommy Bernier
Native of l’Isle-aux-Grues, Tommy Bernier attended primary school with eight other students until the closing of the building in 1998. He continued his studies in Montmagny, but during his summers he was asked to work with the Costume Exhibition Centre for Mi-Carême in Isle-des-Grues. Recognized for his talents as a communicator, he has not stopped since, working in the tourist industry for the archipelago and the South Shore area. In the fall of 2009, he began his studies in public communication at the University of Laval.
Photo above: Michel St-Jean