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 exhibit: Fable of the decline

Stéphanie Morissette, “Fable du déclin”

Du 10 octobre au 5 décembre dans la galerie d’arts du CCFM




Take a walk into a dark and bizarre forest made of paper…
Fable of the decline tells the story of a metamorphosis: the evolution of Nature as humans come into contact.

What impact do our activities have on animals and their habitat?
With a twist of black humour, Stéphanie Morissette questions our relationship with the environment, and shines a light on the consequences of our lifestyle.


Opening night: Friday, October 12


Come meet the artist, play a “seek and find” game and join us to create your own paper animal… All are welcome!

Luc de Larochellière live at the CCFM!




“Si fragile”, “Amère America”, “Cash City”, “Chinatown blues”… The list could go on, of all the songs that made Luc Delarochellière one of the most influental Québécois singer-songwriters of his generation.
Since 1988 when he released the critically-acclaimed Amère America (at only 22 years old!), the musician kept reinventing his music album after album. To celebrate “Amère America”‘s 30th anniversary, Luc de Larochellière tours around Canada, playing the entire album live!




$40 (adult) / $35 (student)
Tickets will be available on Monday September 17 at the CCFM offices, by calling 233-ALLO and online!


Enjoy the 4 shows of “Coup de coeur francophone 2018 at the CCFM” with a special pass:
$100 (adult) / $80 (student)

See who’s playing


New exhibit: Manitoban inspirations




August 26 to September 5 at the CCFM visul arts gallery

Curated by Emilie Lemay


“Since 1974, the Centre culturel franco-manitobain offers high calibre visual art exhibitions that present the work of artists from coast to coast. Many francophone artists of Manitoba are brought to the forefront and participate in our communities’ dialogues about identity.

The artworks we present today were created by people from around here and are figureheads of the permanent collection that CCFM acquired over the years. From historical portraits to contemporary paintings by way of Metis legend illustrations, these creations call to mind changeable socio-political realities of past decades.

The cultural diversity and values that these images convey are part of our collective memory. We invite you to be inspired by them in order to revisit our history and to look at current representations of our society with a critical eye.

Let the memories and discoveries begin!”

20 pictures of the pavillon Canadien-français 2018

3 500 people attended the pavillon Canadien-français this year!!


Once again we would like to thank everyone who was involved in the pavilion every night: the ambassadors, the volunteers and their managers, dancers and musicians from l’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière rouge, the MCs, the technicians, the organizations holding a stall in the gallery (La Compagnie de La Vérendrye, Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum, le CDEM Manitoba, Festival du Voyageur), Gisèle’s weaving team, the musicians in the cultural display, and all the people who helped and supported the pavilion to make it happen.


Folklorama – French Canadian pavilion 2018




Come discover the French Canadian culture and the legacy of francophones around the country : costumes, traditional dances performed by l’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière Rouge, the history, but also our hearty dishes, such as the tourtière, the pea soup – and let’s not forget the poutine! All the ingredients of la Joie de vivre that defines French Canada.

Three shows per night, more infos soon.

Tickets available on folklorama.ca!


Our ambassadors : Julien Beaudette-Loiselle, Janica Marion, Janelle Campagne and Jonas Desrosiers.

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.



Credit: Gabrielle Wsiaki

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





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



– 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!






– 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!