Free shows for families as part of the Early Childhood Week

On the occasion of the Early Childhood Week, which takes place from November 14 to 20, 2022, the towns that collaborated in the cultural project J’inviterai l’enfance are offering the residents of the Brome-Missisquoi MRC the chance to attend free shows for children aged 0 to 5.

Take advantage of this opportunity to introduce your young children to the performing arts! You can attend one or more shows offered on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 in the towns of Bromont, Cowansville, Dunham and Sutton. Information about these free performances is listed below.

Mission accomplished for J’inviterai l’enfance and a digital collection as a gift

Initiated by the Town of Sutton in 2019 and supported by the Town of Cowansville, the cultural project J’inviterai l’enfance, aimed for young children, has aroused the interest of five other municipalities that participated: Dunham, Lac-Brome, Farnham, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge and Bromont. It was a first in Quebec, and even in Canada, to see municipalities join forces in order to jointly provide tools and sensitize the cultural and early childhood milieus to the importance of cultural awareness among children aged 0 to 5!

The three components of this major project have made it possible to support those who work with young children, as well as artists and distributors, so that they dare to offer cultural activities for this particular clientele. J’inviterai l’enfance ended in October 2022 with the development and digital publication of a collection of best practices and cultural initiatives for young children, concentrated on the  web page. Artists and early childhood educators can access audio and video clips (in French) that provide concrete examples of cultural projects carried out under the program. You can also visit the Facebook page of J’inviterai l’enfance, which traces the beautiful adventure of this unique project.


The show “Marguerite” (in French)
Offered by Théâtre Bouches Décousues
For all public

“When I was a little one
When I was a little one…”
So begins Marguerite, by a chorus that tells the story of life, starting from before to after, when Marguerite was still a tiny bud, a tiny promise of a little girl. Seeds of yesterday, seeds of poems, chiseled words, old lullabies. The paintings sing the apple to the stars. The accordion takes itself for the sea. In the moonlight, the little petals sparkle… A little, a lot, passionately. And on the other side of the window, Marguerite smiles.

For more information, click here.

  • Town of Bromont
    Saturday, November 19, at 10 a.m.
    At the Centre Culturel St-John
    593 Shefford Street, Bromont
    Limited seating: reservation recommended at 450 534-2021, ext. 5204
  • Town of Cowansville
    Sunday, November 20, at 10 a.m.
    At the Gabrielle-Giroux-Bertrand Library
    608 South Street, Cowansville
    Limited seating: reservation recommended at 450 263-4071

The show “Noroît” (in French)
Offered by Gabrielle Marquis and Roxane Beaulieu
For children from 2 to 5 years old

Gabrielle and Roxane offer a workshop-show that combines music, storytelling and shadow theater.

  • Town of Dunham
    Sunday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m.
    At the Dunham Library
    3638 Principale Street, Dunham
    Limited seating: reservation recommended at 450 295-2621

The show “Arbres” (in French)
Offered by Tigouli
For children from 2 to 4 years old

The show is presented in the form of a seven-step journey, during which voice, cello and tar are combined with the sounds of trees for the pleasure of the senses.

Take the time to discover in music the different faces of trees. Moss, bark, branches and leaves rustle and crunch under the fingers.
The song of the wind through the branches resounds with the ancient melodies of the tree of life.
The fruits shake and lead us into the joyous harvest festival.
The roots of the trees reveal the hiding place of funny little characters.

For more information, click here.

  • Town of Sutton
    Sunday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m.
    At the Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier
    4c Maple Street, Sutton
    Limited seating: reservation recommended at 450 538-0486

Programming of shows for toddlers (in French only)

This project is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec and the towns of Bromont, Sutton, Dunham and Cowansville, within the framework of the Cowansville Cultural Development Agreement.