2016 was an exciting year for the CCFM full of new projects, amazing performances and so many great moments. The CCFM launched an art curator training program which also benefits La Maison des artistes visuels; Mârdi jazz celebrated its 30th anniversary; for the first time La Galerie presented an art exhibit designed for children; the Gala Juste pour rire was preceded by a ‘mini-Gala’ for young local comedians, the Coupe Canot was disputed in a packed Pauline-Boutal Hall; just to name a few!
As the year draws to an end, the CCFM staff took some time to reflect on their favourite moments of 2016 at the CCFM:
If I have to choose just one project it would have to be the Etincelant project because it highlights the work of young artists and gave the Conseil jeunesse provincial, La Maison des artistes and the CCFM the opportunity to create a beautiful partnership and leave a legacy that favours young people and the arts! And also the improv matchs, the activities in dance, the Pavillon canadien-français: all these activities put on by local people for local people and highlight the talent in our community and the generosity of our volunteers! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the artists and the audiences who attend our events!
– Sylviane Lanthier, CEO
Every day brings something different; to see the diversity in the events, whether they are organized by the CCFM or by other organizations, and to see our clients happy and excited to plan their next event with us is very satisfying! It’s such a pleasure to work with a team that has so much heart at the CCFM! Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!
– Anita Pantel-Wiebe, Customer Service Manager
To see and hear the little kids, all bundled up and on their way to Santa’s Village, happy to be out of their daycares or schools, and excited to meet Santa (one who speaks French) after such a long journey!
– Céline Gotsiridze, Executive Assistant
It’s impossible to think of the 2016 programming without reliving the invasion of the rabbits during the One-Eyed-Rabbit exhibit. The CCFM is very proud to be among the first in Manitoba to present an art exhibit designed specifically for children. It was more than amusing to watch the wonderment of children and adults alike as they explored the gallery and interacted with the works.
– Hélène Molin-Gautron, Artistic Programming Coordinator
For me, the highlight of the year was the launch of our new website in March! It’s now much easier to navigate the site and to update it, making life easier for our audience (and for me)!
– Marianne Champagne, Communications Coordinator
My favourite moments, among many, are the presence of children in our building during events such as Santa’s Village, the Festival théâtre jeunesse, the Freeze Frame Film Festival, the Louis-Riel School Division Orff Days, the circus shows by the Centre Scolaire Léo-Rémillard, and many more. Indeed, for me, these are the moments of happiness that give the CCFM a joyful ambiance and also showcase that we are a center with a cultural vocation.
– Lassana Traoré, Assistant Customer Service Manager
Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year from all of us at the CCFM!
Please note that the CCFM offices will be closed at noon on Friday, December 23rd, and all day on December 26, December 27 and January 2nd. The Centre will be closed to the public as of 4 PM on December 24th, all day on December 25th and as of 10 PM on December 31st.