Fête St. Jean picnic this Friday

The annual Fête St. Jean celebration in Chilliwack is switching up locations this year.

The annual Fête St. Jean celebration in Chilliwack is switching up locations this year.

Francophones and francophiles will be gathering for a French mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate St. Jean the Baptist Day, the patron saint of French Canadians.

The mass will be followed by a family picnic at Gwynne Vaughan Park on Fairfield Island. Everyone is invited to bring a packed lunch, and a celebratory cake will be offered by the Francophone Association of the Fraser Valley.

A covered space is available at the park, but in case of rain and bad weather, the Fete St. Jean celebration will take place in the Loft behind St. Mary’s.

For more information assfvf@gmail.com, or call 604-858-7697.