Looking back on 2017-2018…

… We must say, this was an incredible, busy, funny year. We had 5 exhibits with artists from all over Canada, we had some games screened at the CCFM for the first time (the Winnipeg Jets in playoff series and more recently the FIFA World Cup), we danced like crazy or chilled with about 50+ gigs (Mardi Jazz, Coups de coeur francophone)… And a lot of new memories.

Here are some pictures of what we thought were the highlights of this year.

Thanks to all of you for coming down at the CCFM, and see you in September!

Highlights of FIFA World cup at CCFM

Five games of francophone teams were screened in Antoine-Gaborieau Hall from June 15 to 25.

It was great to see people of different age, different nationality and background coming to the CCFM to see/support their team – some of them even took part in Envol 91 FM radio shows!

This is what makes soccer magic. Thanks to all for coming!

 

7 events not to miss at the CCFM this week

Hi everyone!

This week at the CCFM : soccer games, music, history, and various shows for the whole family.

 

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Credit: Gabrielle Wsiaki

For your weekly jazz night, we welcome the Université de Saint-Boniface’s big bang this Tuesday – the USB Band!

 

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

 

FIFA World Cup at the CCFM: Join us for breakfast at 7 am to see Morroco vs. Portugal, in Antoine-Gaborieau hall.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 21

– Free screening of a 40-min documentary, “A the heart of francophone’s community” at 7 pm and 9 pm in Antoine-Gaborieau Hall.

– Finally, the hometown CD release party of Justin Lacroix – at 7 pm at Stella’s!

 

 

FRIDAY JUNE 22

 

 

– Join us for francophone celebration day La Saint-Jean-Baptiste at Whittier Park, from 10 am to 2 pm. Shows, activities and games for the whole family.

– And stay at Whittier Park because at 5 pm starts Tout pour la musique, featuring some of the best french canadian music!

2018 Soccer World Cup at the CCFM!

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be screening five games from the first round of Fifa World Cup this year, with our partners Théâtre Cercle Molière and Envol 91 FM.

We’ll be following three francophone teams: Morroco, France and Senegal!

 

Here are the games we’ll show in Antoine-Gaborieau hall (doors will open 30 minutes before the game starts – and it’s free!)

June 15 / 10 am / Morocco vs Iran
June 20 / 7 am / Portugal vs Morocco
June 21 / 10 am / France vs Peru
June 24 / 11 am / Japan vs Senegal
June 25 / 1 pm / Spain vs Morroco

We’ll have coffee, and a special snack on June 15 to celebrate Eid al-Fitr (the event that marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims).

Plus, before, during and after the game, radio station Envol 91 FM will be live on air with a team of soccer experts to talk (in French only) about it.

Come and join us!

Saint-Boniface célèbre (en)

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.

 

 

Françoise Ségard – Perspective survolée / A bird’s eye view

Photo : Françoise Ségard

Discover the new exhibit at CCFM’s art gallery

 

The Centre culturel franco-manitobain’s visual arts gallery will welcome a new exhibit from May 24 to August 2, called Perspective Survolée – A Bird’s Eye View, by Françoise Ségard.

Using drawings and encaustic painting (beeswax and pigments), the Montreal artist creates works like imaginary maps, to be observed from all angles to seize its nuances.

At a time where technology enables us to see the Earth from the sky in no time (Google Earth, GPS, drones), what are we really looking at when we observe lands from above? And what do we see when we get closer?

Displayed on the walls and on the floor, A Bird’s Eye View presents a reflection on the different ways we perceive a territory, both as an abstract and living entity at the same time.

 

The opening will take place on Thursday May 24th, at 5 pm in the CCFM’s art gallery, with the artist.

From May 22nd to 25th, as part of this exhibit, there will also be art workshops for kids aged 5 to 12, with the artist.

Winnipeg Jets : Round 2 at the CCFM

Jets fans – whether you speak French or not!

 

Come and enjoy watch some of the next Jets playoffs games with us!

 

Thursday May 10th, Antoine-Gaborieau Hall, 8:30 pm

 

A bar will be opened for the occasion, and our partner Envol 91,1FM – CKXL will be hosting the event in-between periods.

There will also be a special menu from Stella’s, if you want to order some snacks during the game!

FREE ADMISSION

 

Spoken Word Project

The CCFM is proud to present a new Spoken Word night, in collaboration with Éditions du Blé and Alliance française du Manitoba!

The shape of Mardi Jazz to come

Every Tuesday, Antoine-Gaborieau Hall, $5 admission

Some people ask the question : do I have to speak French to attend these events? Short answer: no. Whether you speak French or not, you’re more than welcomed to join us on Mardi Jazz.
Note: our staff is bilingual!

 

April 24 : Lizanne Lachance

« Wonderful », « Fantastic », « Excellent entertainement »… these are some of the comments made by the audience when Lizanne Lachance came to Mardi Jazz last year. Come and join us on April 24th to see her play at the CCFM!

 

May 1 : Laurent Roy

Exceptional guitarist and regular guest of our Mardi Jazz nights, Laurent Roy will be back in Antoine-Gaborieau hall on Tuesday May 1st!

 

May 8 : Devon Gillingham

We’re eager to present you Devon Gillingham, young prodigy of the Winnipeg jazz scene. Devon went to the prestigious School of jazz of New York city and worked as an accompanist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

 

May 15 : Tracy K

Tracy K is one of Manitoba’s most notorious blues singers. Her harmonica and Joplin-esque voice have conquered most of jazz and blues festivals through North America since the late 1980’s.

“What’s the rush?” she says in the title of her last album, released in 2016. And we totally agree. Come and join us on Tuesday may 15th to share a relaxing and authentic moment, to the sound of Tracy K’s melodies and stories.

 

May 22 : Keith Price

Keith Price Quartet at Mardi Jazz is the promise of a groovy night. The young musician from Winnipeg, who learned to play the guitar in sixth grade with his grandfather’s instrument, takes his inspirations from contemporary pop and rock culture to create a unique approach of jazz – modern and opened to the world.

He also works as a composer. In 2013, he re-imagined the soundtrack of the film The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

 

May 29 : Marco Castillo

Marco Castillo at the CCFM is summer before it happens. 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!

 

June 5 : Suzanne Kennelly

Do we still have to introduce Suzanne Kennelly, one of Franco-Manitoban’s most well-known voice? After an impressive career as a radio host, the Québec-born singer decided to dedicate her time to her passion: music, and especially jazz.
Be prepared for a jazz show “à la française”! (but, again : don’t worry, no need to be bilingual to come and enjoy this event!)

 

June 12 : Steve Hamilton

Renown bassist, music educator at University of Manitoba, Steve Hamilton has played among prestigious ensembles such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to hear this notorious figure of Winnipeg’s jazz scene – who’s been active for more than 30 years!

 

 

June 19 : USB Band

The Université de Saint-Boniface big band will be playing at the CCFM – a perfect occasion to celebrate the beginning of summer!

 

June 26 : David Larocque