Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Armed Forces > Military Life > Entertainment
Date > 1600 > 1670-1679
The tradition of raising the May pole in front of the Militia captain's house, which began in the era of New France, went on in French Canada until the middle of the 19th century.
...the château was also the governor’s residence, it was an important living environment and cultural centre. There were many receptions, under both the French and English regimes.