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.