Le Big Buzzart

Welcome to the First Edition of Le Big Buzzart!

The Big Buzzart is a literary and entertainment hub, a bazaar where you can find new, used and vintage items as well as an opportunity to meet local authors and participate in chats and workshops. Something for everyone, including collectors!  

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Date and location of the Big Buzzart

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm


Location: Caledonia Community Centre

6900 County Road 22

St-Bernardin, ON  K0B 1N0


Coffee, beverages and snacks sold throughout the day.

Hot meal and sandwiches served from 11 am to 1 pm.


Free admission - Welcome to all!


The Bazaar

Come in for great finds and savings. Here's what will be sold:

  • Books: fiction, novels, biographies, cookbooks, coffee table books, health and psychology, reference books, and more.
  • Comic books
  • Music on CDs, DVDs and vinyl records
  • Movies on DVDs, Blu-ray and VHS 
  • Board games
  • Electronic games
  • Collectors' items

Note: Most vendors will accept cash only.


Artists and artisans will also be selling their creations.


Do you have items to give to the bazaar?

  • We would be very happy to receive your donations!  The profits we make from the sale of donations will go to community organizations.
  • To donate any of the articles listed above, please contact Julie at 613-678-6471 or via email.

Do you have items you wish to sell at the bazaar?

  • You can rent a table to sell your books, music, movies, etc. Keep your profits or consider giving them to a not-for-profit organization of your choice.  Rental cost is $30 + HST per table for individuals.
  • Publishing houses and other businesses related to items listed above are also welcome. Contact Julie at 613-678-6471 or via email for rental details.

To reserve a table, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Talks and Workshops

10:00 a.m. - "La vie à mon service" Conference-Workshop with Johanne St-Denis

In French


Learn how to transform life challenges into gifts!


Life is like a board game, and it's much easier to win when you understand the rules. This is an invitation to learn winning strategies. 


To learn more, visit Johanne's website Vers un bien Être.

Couverture du livre La vie à mon service

11:00 a.m. - Find out how easy it is to self-publish your book!

With Louise Sproule, The Review Publisher

Review publisher Louise Sproule loves helping local authors get their books into print and in the hands of readers! She is here to answer your questions!


Bring your questions. Learn about:

  • Online book printing works
  • Self-publishing
  • Editing your book
  • Soft-cover versus hard-cover
  • Get marketing ideas to sell your book locally. 
Louise Sproule, publisher of The Review

11:00 a.m & 1:00 p.m. - Drawing in the Dark - Workshop with Jill Crosby


A hands-on lesson in chalk art and calligraphy on blackboard with artist, illustrator and author Jill Crosby.


Follow Jill's lead and create your own masterpiece! For the young and young at heart.


Check out some of Jill's beatiful work on Jill Crosby.

Chalk art by Jill Crosby

1:00 p.m. - Storytelling with Marc Scott

In French


Marc tells the very real story of Bonhomme Sept-Heures, exactly as it happened...


Message to kids, parents and grandparents: there will be a draw for a few copies of the book at the end of the story.


Le Bonhomme Sept-Heures is the 14th book by author Marc Scott.

Book Cover Le bonhomme Sept heures

2:00 p.m. - Discussion on Franco-Ontarian Songs with Janie Renée

Janie Renée is a singer-songwriter-composer. Her music is a blend of poetry, humour and jazz with a French twist.


#jesuisUFO is her 4th album and latest musical project into which she invested two years of research. The result is an anthology of Franco-Ontarian songs, from its beginning. Janie will share stories of her discoveries down her musical roots. Learn more about Janie Renée.

Meet the Authors

The following authors will have a table in the bazaar section. Come out and chat about their latest publication.

Jill Crosby - The Golden Circlet


Jill used to tell a story to her two small daughters in which they were the heroes. Eventually, the story evolved and Jill added characters to include her five grandchildren and turned the story into a book.


Jill tells and illustrates a tale from her own imagination featuring magic, dragons, wolves, bears, flying fish and many other things that cannot quite be explained!

Huguette Longtin - Être différent


Dare to be different and follow your own path.


This book is the result of Huguette's soul searching and a spiritual legacy to anyone embarking in the wonderful adventure of discovering oneself. 


"I can't be free if I keep my soul imprisonned." 


Léola Meagher - Footprints of a Pioneer, The Story of Yvonne

Leola Meagher tells the story of her mother's life and the struggles her mother overcame living in rugged circumstances in rural Quebec in the first part of the last century. It can be summed up as the spiritual journey of a strong woman who inspired others on her journey, as she found ways to turn lemons into lemonade.


The book is a collection of anecdotes connecting Yvonne to her family as well as to the many people she influenced along the way. This book takes the reader back to a time before the safety net of welfare checks and unemployment insurance, a time when folks had to survive on resourcefulness and hard work alone.

Footprints of a Pioneer book cover by Léola Meagher

Josée Tom - The Running Girl

Book Cover The Running Girl by Josée Tom

The loss of her best friend was soul crushing, far worse than the others. As she was crumbled on the floor of a high rise apartment on the 26th floor apartment overlooking the river in Bangkok, she could hear the sound of the air conditioner drowning out the voice in her head. She looked at the stack of hundreds of papers sitting on her desk. She was writing out her experiences in 42 degree heat as she felt trapped in an endless cycle of loss. Loss of people, of material possessions, of time, lack of resources and ultimately a deep loss of self. 


She knew she would spend the next few months writing it all out until it all made sense. 

Game Room

Have fun or just relax in the game room! Board games, puzzles and a reading area - for kids and adults.


Booking of tables or booths for Le Big Buzzart

Terms for the rental of tables or booths

  • Rental fee for a table (8' x 30", 6' x 30" or round) in a 8' x 6' space is $30 + $ 3.90 HST for individuals.
  • Two chairs are included with each table.
  • Table coverings (ie table cloths) and booth separators are not provided.
  • Exhibitors must commit to selling the type of items advertised on this webpage such as books, comic books, CDs, vinyl records, VHS, DVDs, board games, electronic games, posters, collectables and items related to media arts.
  • The organizer of this event, Production des champs, reserves the right to refuse dangerous items or items unrelated to the goals of the event.
  • Exhibitors are wholly responsible for their inventory. Productions des champs takes no responsibility for loss, theft, vandalism or other damages due to their participation at this event.
  • Tables and booths are limited, therefore, reserve your spot now.
  • The deadline for reservations is March 4, 2020, if tables and space are still available.
  • Rental fees are payable via interac transfer or by cheque. We will send confirmation of your reservation by email, as well as payment instructions.
  • Rental fees are not refundable.

Bazaar hours

  • From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Please ensure that someone is manning your kiosk at all times.

Set-up and pack up

  • The hall will be open for exhibitors to set-up their kiosk at 7:00 am. You must be set-up and ready by 9:00 am.
  • If you need more time to set-up, please contact us to make arrangements. If needed, the hall will be opened on Thursday.
  • To ensure a good experience for visitors and other exhibitors, do not pack up until closing time. 
  • All material must be taken out at the end of the day - between 4 and 6 pm.

Coffee, snacks and lunch

  • Coffee, beverages, and snacks will be for sale all day. 
  • Hot meals and sandwiches will be sold from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Unsold items

  • You are responsible to pack-up and take away your unsold items. 
  • However, we could be interested in keeping some items for our next bazaar, or to be passed on to one of our partners for a fundraising event.  We will be happy to discuss this with you at the end of the event day.

Booking Request

Please fill out the form below to reserve one or more tables or space. Asteriks* indicate a required field.

Note : veuillez remplir les champs marqués d'un *.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors


Julie Leroux : 613-678-6471 or by email

Le Big Buzzart is organized by Productions des champs.