2019 West Island PoutineFest – Poutine lovers in the West Island will be able to gather for the first time at the Grand PoutineFest which will be held from May 31 to June 2 at Plaza Pointe-Claire. The festival offers Quebecers a unique culinary experience in a festive summer setting, where family and friends can indulge in good food and good times all while giving back to the local community. Grand PoutineFest is one of 20 Grand FoodFest events that will take place over the summer throughout Quebec.
Lots of activities and over 30 special poutines
Visitors will have free entry to the event from May 31 to June 2, where a dozen food trucks will serve over 30 varieties of poutine, each one more scrumptious than the last. Beer lovers will also be able to check out new microbrewery products. There will be activities for all ages: bands, street performers, professional makeup artists, water play areas, inflatable games and so much more! For more information, visit the 2019 West Island Grand PoutineFest event page.
The first edition of the West Island Grand PoutineFest
will be held from May 31 to June 2
A portion of the proceeds to go to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
A great opportunity to support the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
The Grand FoodFest foundation will donate a portion of the proceeds from the event to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. “Our mission is to give back to the Quebec community by organizing fun, friendly events all over Quebec,” explained Maude Couillard, Director of the Grand FoodFest. “It’s important for the Grand FoodFest to give back to the cities that host the events. We’re delighted that the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is one of the recipients this year, and we applaud its commitment to upgrading its facilities and improving the quality of care given to its patients,” she added. Proceeds from the sale of beer, reusable cups and forks will be donated to the organization.
About the Grand FoodFest
Since 2014, the Grand FoodFest has been organizing family-friendly food events throughout Quebec to raise funds for local causes. Over the past five years, more than 10 organizations have benefited from the profits made selling beer, reusable cups and forks. There are three types of festivals that take place between May and September: Le Grand PoutineFest (poutine festival), Le Grand MacFest (mac and cheese festival) and Le Grand RibFest (rib festival).