This year, our annual francophone celebration event, la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, will be part of a bigger party called Saint-Boniface célèbre.
Here are the events occuring on June 21 and 22 :
THU JUNE 21
Screening of the film At the heart of Manitoba’s Francophone community
Antoine Gaborieau hall / free
From the French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye’s first visit to the Red River in 1738, to the vibrant, exciting Francophone communities peppered across our province today, this narrative is still being written in a most colorful way. The film explores the trials, tribulations, determination, achievements and the joie de vivre of a community once expected to fade into the history books but has nonetheless persevered and is thriving today.
Screenings in french at 6 pm and 8 pm. Screenings in english at 7 pm and 9 pm.
FRI JUNE 22
La Saint-Jean Baptiste
Parc Whittier / 10 am to 2 pm / free
Find more informations about this event here.
Tout pour la musique
Parc Whittier / 5 pm to 10:30 pm / free
Tout pour la musique is a series of music shows, at Whittier Park, starting at 5 pm, that celebrates the french canadian culture.
The main event will start at 8:30 and will be hosted by Mathieu Pichette and broadcasted through the country on Unis TV.
Guests : Hip Shake, Jérémie and the Delicious Hounds, Les Louis Boys, Annie Blanchard, Jonathan Painchaud, Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs, Lulu Hughes, Laurence Jalbert, Le R Premier, Kelly Bado, Étienne Fletcher, Aude Ray, Alpha Toshineza.