Folklorama 2016: Meet the ambassadors for the Pavillon canadien-français!

The Centre culture franco-manitobain is happy to introduce the four ambassadors for the Pavilllon canadien-français during the 2016 Folklorama Festival. Julie Desrochers and Philippe Mailhot are the adult ambassadors and Karin Jubinville and Catherine Sorin are the youth ambassadors.

“Our ambassadors are enthusiastic people who are active in the francophone community,” says the CCFM’s co-CEO Marc Prescott, “We’re delighted to have put together a team that possesses great pride and knowledge of the French-Canadian culture and the Pavillon canadien-français.”

As former director of the Saint-Boniface Museum, Philippe Mailhot is in the second year of his term as adult ambassador for the Pavillon canadien-français. He’s familiar with promoting the francophone community, having worked as a host and tour guide, experience that serves him well as ambassador.

Julie Desrochers knows the Folklorama Festival well, having already acted as youth ambassador for the Pavillon canadien-français in 2012 and Folklorama Ambassador General in 2013. She was also responsible for overseeing the VIP groups at the Pavillon canadien-français over the last two years.

Karine Jubinville and Catherine Sorin are no strangers to the Pavillon canadien-français either. Both are members of the Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge, which regularly performs at the Pavillon canadien-français. Catherine Sorin was also a member of the Festival du Voyageur’s Official Voyageurs family in 2015-2016.

The ambassadors are responsible for promoting and representing the French-Canadian culture during activities organized as part of Folklorama, the world’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind, which takes place from July 31 to August 13, 2016.

The Pavillon canadien-français will take place at the CCFM from July 31 to August 6, 2016.

Please note that the Pavillon is looking for volunteers interested in participating in this unique cultural adventure. We have several volunteer positions available in kitchen services, visitor services, admissions and more! If interested, please contact Daniel Girard at 204.233.8972 extension 443.

Lost in Translation / Perdu en quoi ?

The 2nd etition of Lost in Translation / Perdu en quoi ?

 

What better way to celebrate Canadian comedy than to have an improv show in both official languages? We take the English improvisers and truck them over the river to meet the French improvisers from the Ligue d’improvisation du Manitoba on their own turf at the CCFM.

What kind of hilarious miscommunications will take place? It’s a battle of wits and tongues… no, not french kissing tongues… well, probably not.

Get your tickets fast! Last year the show was sold out.

Featuring:

Lynne Connelly
Caitlin Curtis
Dj Hunnicut
George Grenier
Eric Plamondon
Stephen Sim

Thursday, April 8 at 8 PM
Antoine-Gaborieau Hall
Tickets $10
Available at CCFM and the Gas Stations Arts Centre
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Celebrate the Rendez-vous de la francophonie at the CCFM

A concert by Annette Campagne, the Gala Juste pour rire des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and the Café-concert d’Élise : that’s what awaits you at the CCFM during the weekend of Math 18 to 20, which also highlights International Francophonie Day!

« The International Francophonie Day and the arrival of the Gala Juste pour rire des Rendez-vous de la francophonie makes for the perfect occasion to invite Manitobans to celebrate the French language and its multiple cultural expressions, in a big community rendez-vous throughout the entire weekend at the CCFM », says Marc Prescott, Co-CEO at the CCFM.

In fact, the CCFM offers you a programming brimming with activities and francophone pride from March 18 to 20th, starting with a concert by Annette Campagne on Friday, March 18th.

Winner of a Western Canadian Music Award pour her most recent album, ‘Papillon amiral’, folk/rock singer-songwriter Annette has the ability to slip through the keyhole of life to gather up, heart in hand, music and lyrics that touch the soul and jump start the heart.

Saturday, March 19th, the Gala Juste pour rire des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie will be at the CCFM for its fourth edition! Six comedians from here and away, including François Massicotte, will share the stage and make us laugh.

To finish the weekend, join us for an afternoon of classical music on Sunday, March 20 at the Café-concert d’Élise. Élise Lavallée and her special guest, Todd Martin from Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra perform a medley of classical music in an intimate setting.

Tickets for the show are available at 204.233.8972 and online at 340provencher.com/boutique.

The CCFM Presents : Annette Campagne

The CCFM presents Annette Campagne

 

Winner of a Western Canadian Music Award pour her most recent album, ‘Papillon amiral’, folk/rock singer-songwriter Annette has the ability to slip through the keyhole of life to gather up, heart in hand, music and lyrics that touch the soul and jump start the heart. She’s been part of the music scene for over twenty-five years, having worked with groups Folle Avoine and Hart Rouge before embarking on a solo career.

And now, with Papillon Amiral’, Annette returns to what she does best; ‘acoustic rock weaved together by strong pop melodies and dynamic rhythms. She paints a soulful tapestry, another exiting portrait of deep-grounded earthiness with powerful lyrics and soulful rhythmic inventions. Comprised of 11 songs (8 French and 3 English), Annette is a singer songwriter at the top of her game, recounting stories with a combination of flair and modesty.

 

Friday, March 18 at 8 PM
Antoine-Gaborieau Hall
Tickets $15, on sale at CCFM, 204.233.8972 and www.340provencher.com/boutique

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Natalie Choquette : une voix un piano

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY!

Natalie Choquette, multilingual soprano like no other, wonderfully combines her great humor with her love of opera. Blessed with a beautiful voice, she slips into the skin of excessive and hilarious divas, brilliantly bringing laughter and emotion to the stage.

 

Laugh to tears, shiver with emotion!

You will experience a full-range of sensations!

From opera to cabaret with a very nice pianist:

This is what you’ll get from the Choquette!

 

Thursday, March 12 at 8 PM
Pauline-Boutal Hall
Tickets $25, on sale at CCFM, 204.233.8972 and www.340provencher.com/boutique
This show is presented in French*

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The Gala Juste pour rire is back!

The Gala Juste pour rire is back!

 

On Saturday, March 19, six comedians will share the stage and make Manitobans laugh! Seasoned comedian, François Massicotte is headlining the show, which will also features Manitobans Michel Roy and Martin Bruyère, as well as comedians Eddy King, Jessy Sheehy and Alex Roy.

We hope to see you there!

 

Saturday, March 19 at 8 PM
Jean-Paul-Aubry Hall
Tickets $20, on sale at CCFM, 204.233.8972 and www.340provencher.com/boutique

 

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We are looking for ambassadors for the Pavillon canadien-français!

Do you wish to promote French-Canadian culture? The CCFM invites you to apply to be an ambassador  for the Pavillon canadien-français during the activities organized as part of Folklorama 2016 .

We are looking for:

  • A girl between 14 to 17 years old
  • A boy between 14 to 17 years old
  • A woman 18 years old or older

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Passionate about French-Canadian culture
  • Available to participate in the activities organized as part of the Folklorama Festival from July 31 to August 6, 2016

 

Deadline to apply: March 14, 2016.

For more information contact Daniel Girard at [email protected] or 204.233.8972 ext. 443