We are looking for volunteers for the 2019 French Canadian Pavilion!


The French Canadian Pavilion will be back at the CCFM from August 11 to 17!

Help us greet the visitors and prepare the Pavilion’s delicious meals.

How to register?

No experience required + you get a free meal and a t-shirt + even if you’re only available for one night, all help is welcome! 😉

Contact Daniel Girard at dgirard(at)ccfm.mb.ca or at 204-233-8972 ext. 443.

You can also register online :



At the CCFM, we celebrate Canada Day on a patio with live music


So, what are your plans for the 1st of July?…

At the Centre culturel franco-manitobain, we like to be outside, with friends and families, and enjoy some great live music!

Join us in the charming and peaceful Daniel-Lavoie terrace, from 12 pm to 5:30 pm, for a series of concerts with some of the finest musicians from Manitoba’s francophone music scene.

Paul Lachance will be there, with his band Valjean. After that, we’ll be joined by singer-songwriter Edouard Lamontagne whose set will mix classic tunes and new material. He will be followed by Justin Lacroix’s unique folk-blues blend, whose motto is “La vie est belle”. Finally, Winnipeg band Parazar will complete the show.

Admission is free, so come enjoy the outdoors among friends with great live music and a scrumptious bite to eat from Stella’s extensive menu!

The CCFM and 10 other organizations launch “Saint-Boniface célèbre”

How about 9 days of celebration in the French quarter of Winnipeg, at the end of June?

The Centre culturel franco-manitobain, along with 10 other Winnipeg organizations, to present the 2019  “Saint-Boniface célèbre” festival.

Featuring live music, shows, activities and games, free and open to all. Saint-Boniface célèbre is an opportunity to gather round, and have a good time in the first days of summer.


To discover the whole line-up, go to:


and follow @stbcelebre on social medias!

Come see the Jets’ first playoffs game at the CCFM!

Come see Winnipeg Jets’ first playoffs game at the CCFM!
• Free admission
• Live radio shows before/after and in-between periods with Envol 91 FM (in French only)
• Bar with specials
• Popcorn
Wednesday, April 10, Antoine-Gaborieau hall (2nd floor)
8 pm
Free parking

4 jazz guitarists to discover at the CCFM in April

La crème de la crème of Winnipeg’s jazz guitarists are coming to the CCFM this month to play at Mardi Jazz.


April 2: Keith Price


Winnipeg-based guitarist and Mardi Jazz regular guest Keith Price will present his new band project, TRIO ANTIPODES, on April 2 at the CCFM. Keith, along with his bandmates Jeff Presslaff (piano) and Graydon Cramer (drums), will play new material from their debut album!


April 9: Jocelyn Gould


New-York based jazz guitarist Jocelyn Gould is coming back to her native Manitoba and will play an unique show at the CCFM on April 9. She cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass as primary influences of the instrument. In August, 2018, Jocelyn won 1st place in the Wilson International Jazz Guitar Competition.


April 16: Laurent Roy


Exceptional guitarist and regular guest of our Mardi Jazz nights, Laurent Roy will be back in Antoine-Gaborieau hall on Tuesday April 16!


April 30: Marco Castillo


Nobody can put sunshine into your heart like the Brazilian-born guitarist. You’ll be seduced by his approach of Latin Jazz, inspired by Bossa Nova as well as Samba and Funk. An invitation to dance and/or chill!

A night of arts at the CCFM

Two exhibitions will be unveiled to the public on March 14 at 340 Provencher blvd.


At 6 pm
CCFM Art Gallery

Véronique Doucet (Rouyn-Noranda, Québec)
Slowing Down Time

It begins with photographs of waste and objects abandoned on the roadside. Forgotten things that we don’t even notice anymore, although they say a lot about our lifestyle and its consequences.
It’s these “moments of truth”, as she calls them, that Véronique Doucet captures and magnifies. The artist from Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) impregnates her photographs with her bright-coloured painting, in a process she describes as a symbolic decontamination of a nature devastated by men.


At 7 pm
Théâtre Cercle Molière’s patio

Aurélia Bizouard (Vancouver, BC)
Aurora Civitas

For Aurélia Bizouard, glass is a metaphor for life. This material is at the core of her artistic process, through which she projects all sorts of lights. Her works create immersive and interactive experiences, that transform a ordinary object into a source of contemplation. That way, the artist is making us wonder about our relationships to others and our environment.



On March 6, let’s talk about art

Oeuvres en contexte : Art extérieur éphémère


What is ephemeral public art? What kinds of challenges does it bring up? How to design a work that will survive the weather?

All these questions and many others will be addressed in this discussion, that will revolve around the themes of public art and the context of outside presentation. Several Winnipeg contributors, such as Eduardo Aquino (Cool Gardens), Stéphane Dorge (Cool Streets) or Alexandra Keim (Nuit Blanche) will discuss the issues in a bilingual discussion moderated by Émilie Lemay.

This discussion will be followed by a workshop by artist-in-residence Aurélia Bizouard (Vancouver). Her projections of lights and paintings on glass invite us to take a new look at the places we live in collectively.

Come to take part in the discussion!


  • Oeuvres en contexte : Art extérieur éphémère,Wednesday March 6, 7 pm, CCFM Art Gallery

What to expect at the CCFM for the 50th Festival du Voyageur

From February 15 to 24, the CCFM will be “Le Relais du Voyageur”, one of the official sites for Festival du Voyageur! So put your prettiest hat on and your traditional hood, and yell “HÉHO!” with us, as we give you the tour of this year’s festivities…



New exhibit: 50/30 years of ephemeral pleasure


Every year, we see them on our boulevards… They grow back in the middle of the winter, in new shapes, before time makes them disappear… Snow sculptures are part of the Festival du Voyageur since its beginning. Built in the prime winter material, they delight Manitobans year after year.

50/30 years of ephemeral pleasure is a step back on the evolution of an unusual art practice. Through a collection of rare pictures and videos, this exhibit pays tribute to carving artists from Manitoba and all around the world, who shaped the identity of the biggest winter festival in western Canada.

  • Opening / Meeting with the Symposium artists: Wednesday Feb 12, 6 pm


Les Colocs, Chali 2na… Live shows for all kinds of Voyageurs


On Saturday 16, at 11 pm, we will welcome Winnipeg rock band Bright Righteous. They will be supported by Efflo and Apha Toshineza.

Then, on Sunday Feb 17, cult Québécois band from the 1990’s Les Colocs will take on Jean-Paul-Aubry hall at 8 pm.

The next weekend, rapper Chali 2na (former member of Jurassic 5) will blast the CCFM at 11 pm, along with two DJ sets by Alaclair Ensemble and Anthony OKS.


Special nights with lots of guests and surprisers


It wouldn’t be the “Relais du Voyageur” without the popular Cajun night! Join us on Thursday Feb 21 at 7:30 pm to dance with The Revelers. Before that, Andrina Turenne will present an tribute to Gerry Turenne, who was director of the Festival in the 1970’s and helped to connect francophone cultures from Canada and Louisiana.

The next day, we take a trip down memory lane with a special show featuring some of the best francophone musicians from western Canada: Folle Avoine, Gerry et Ziz, Les Louis Boys, Kelly Bado, Gérald Laroche and Madrigaia.

And last but not least, after its huge success in 2018, Le Sundé Night Special hosted by Fançoise Therrien Vrignon will be back this year at le Canot on Sunday February 17!


All the details, dates and artists of the 50th Festival at the CCFM on our page “Festival du Voyageur” or on heho.ca!

New art exhibit : “Thus…”




December 12, 2018 to February 6, 2019 at the CCFM Art Gallery


Used by passing time, dressed in various fabrics sewn together, each of these scissors seems to have a story to share. What do they tell us of their experiences, of the challenges they went through, of the ups and downs of their existence?

Québécois artist Carole Baillargeon gives to these every-day tools a personality and a life, intimately linked to those of their users. A life built on connections cut and re-attached, on hopes and resilience.


The CCFM invites you to come meet the artist in the gallery on Friday, December 14 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Free admission!

Santa’s Village, An Enigma Escapes Adventure


The Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM) and Enigma Escapes challenge you to save the spirit of Christmas, in an escape the room-style adventure.

Set in a magical display, teams of four will have to solve puzzles and codes to find their Christmas spirit and save the holidays.

This event will occur on four nights only: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of December, in Jean-Paul-Aubry Hall, at 6 pm. Every night, 25 teams will compete and the fastest contestants will win a price.

Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of December

Doors open at 6 pm.
Game starts at 7 pm.

100$ + fees per team





Do we need to be four to participate?
You cannot be more than four people in one team. But you can be two, or three… or even by yourself! But you have to know that the price per team stays the same.

Do I have to be 18+ to take part in the adventure?
No, the event is for all ages.

Is there a bar?
A bar will be open at 6 pm before the game, and after the game too.

How long is the game?
It starts at 7 pm and should last between 60 and 90 minutes.

What if I don’t speak French, can I still come? 
Don’t worry! All the instructions for the competition will be both in French and English.

Do I have to be physically fit to participate?
No, your mind will do all the sports!

Do I need to wear a particular outfit?
No, you don’t have to, but Christmas-related costumes are welcome!

Is there parking at the CCFM?
Yes, there is a free parking at 340 Provencher blvd.

I’ve booked a team but can’t go anymore. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, the tickets aren’t refundable.