In Spring 2013, le ARTEM Culturel Centre of Temiskaming Shores, in collaboration with the City of Temiskaming Shores, Temiskaming Shores & area Chamber of Commerce, New Liskeard Business Improvement, Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group, Temiskaming Métis Council, Riverside Farmer's Market and New Liskeard Lions Club, created the Village Noël Témiskaming project, a New France-style Christmas Village.
The first edition of the Village Noël Témiskaming took place in November 2014 with the support of FedNor, Canadian Heritage, Celebrate Ontario, South Temiskaming CFDC, Kirkland Lake CFDC and many more regional and local sponsors. More than 6,000 visitors from Northeastern Ontario, Northwestern Quebec and Southern Ontario were invading the Village. In addition, there are 170 artists, craftpeople and local producers who promote their work and products while many musicians, singers, dancers and historical figures animate the village. To achieve this, more than 200 volunteers worked tirelessly on site to make this first edition spectacular.
In December 2015, the Festival and Events Ontario awarded the prestigious "Best New Festival or Event" award in the Province of Ontario in the $100 000-$500 000 category to the Village Noël Témiskaming.
The 2016 edition of the Village Noël Témiskaming promised to be as eventful, dynamic, musical and offer joy only the Village Noël Témiskaming can offer. A unique winter experience! More than 10,000 visitors invaded the Village. Throwing axes, sawing logs and many other activities the people of New France used to do, entertained 1500 students who came down to the site. Costumed characters, singers, musicians, dancers, all gave life to this dynamic village.
Village Noël Témiskaming 2019
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