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!

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 :



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.





 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.



Volunteers needed!


Do you want to join us to celebrate and promote the francophone culture during the Foklorama festival?

We’re looking for volunteers for the French Canadian pavilion, who would be available from August 5th to 12th 2018, for these positions:

– Admissions
– Finances
– Guest services

If you’re interesed, you can fill this online form!

For more informations, please contact Daniel Girard at dgirard(at)ccfm.mb.ca or 204-233-8972 (ext. 443).





We’re also looking for bilingual bartenders for our CCFM events (LIM, Mardi Jazz…) who would be available in the evening during weekdays and on the weekend. Join our awesome team of volunteers!

Contact us at 204-233-8972 for more informations!




What’s going on in April at the CCFM?

Version française ici.

A – late – glimpse of the events incoming at the CCFM this month!


Saturday April 14th : Lost in Translation / Perdu en quoi?

A bilingual event with six improv comedians – three anglophones and three francophones – that doesn’t require you to be fluent in both languages!

Antoine-Gaborieau Hall / 8 pm / $10


Mardi Jazz for all!

The weekly rendez-vous for jazz lovers (and beyond!) at the Antoine-Gaborieau Hall. $5 at the door!

April 17th : Amber Epp

We’re very happy to host Amber Epp again at the Mârdi Jazz of the CCFM. One of the most wonderful and charming voices of Winnipeg’s jazz, and also an exceptional pianist.
She grew up in Steinbach, where she started to play the piano at 8, and joined every choir she could. Then, she discovered jazz in high school. A revelation. Her world was changed forever. She later travelled the world and sharpened her style, nourished from all her encounters. Prepare for a joyful and warm trip, influenced by Latin music!

Facebook event 

April 24th : Lizanne Lachance

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

Facebook event


And what about the CCFM art gallery?

Until may 18th, you can come and take a look at Transparencies, an exhibit by multidisciplinary acadian artist Herménégilde Chiasson.