Facts About Drummondville

  • Drummondville was founded in June 1815 by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Heriot.
  • Drummondville is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality, and of the judicial district of Drummond.
  • The purpose of the town was to provide a home for British soldiers in the War of 1812 and to guard the Saint-François (St Francis) River against American attacks. The town was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada between 1813 and 1816.
  • From 1982 to 2017, Drummondville was home to the Mondial des Cultures, one of the largest folk dance festivals in the world.
  • The Estimated Population of Drummondville is 68,601.
  • Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal on the Saint-François River.
  • Drummondville is home to the Cégep de Drummondville, a public French-language CEGEP.
  • Drummondville has three sister cities: La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France; Braine-l’Alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium & Community of Communes Ackerland and Kochersberg, France.
  • The construction of the Hemmings Falls hydro-electric dam in 1920 brought a new wave of industrial growth to the Drummondville area.
  • Since 2008 Drummondville hosts the Festival de la Poutine, towards the end of August; during three days people are invited to attend concerts there and to savour several kinds of poutine, a Canadian dish of provincial origin.
Facts About Drummondville
Facts About Drummondville

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