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.


New exhibit: Manitoban inspirations


Curated by Emilie Lemay.

From August 27 to October 9.

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!



TCM+CCFM: 2018-2019 Season launch


What are you doing on Thursday, September 6?


Join us for a special evening where you will discover what plays, music shows, exhibits and new activities will be presented at 340 Provencher blvd this year.

CCFM and TCM are joining forces to launch their 2018-2019 season, backed with some music, drinks, food – and some surprises…

Doors open at 5:30 pm, at the theatre!

More informations will come on the Facebook page of the event.

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!



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


Art Exhibit Opening: Mon autre – Alter égo / The Other – Alter Ego

This exhibition was presented for the first time in 2014 by artists Isabelle Demers, Amélie Laurence Fortin and Fanny Mesnard. Mon autre/Alter égo is the title of a series of group exhibitions that draw on the practices of artists whose work focuses on the theme of nature, in its broader sense.

Each exhibition of this series of projects enables the artists to create group installations tailored to the venue, where each individual contribution complements the others without losing its uniqueness, while at the same time allowing space for visitors to create their own stories.

This openness to others also allows the project to evolve, change direction, and incorporate new artists. That is how Jacinthe Loranger was able to join the collective recently, adding print media to the project’s multidisciplinary body of work, which includes drawing, sculpture, painting and photography.

Amélie Laurence Fortin

Amélie Laurence Fortin explores humanity’s biased yet fascinating rapport with nature by creating work, most often of a monumental nature, that provokes a physical and hypnotic response. Her creations evoke a space that transcends the self, in sharp contrast to the analytical approach to nature characteristic of scientific and political methodologies. Fortin emphasizes a reverse flow of time creating tension between form and sense.

Fortin hails from the Estrie region of Québec. She completed a Master of Visual Arts degree from Laval University in 2011. She has participated in numerous solo exhibitions in places such as Galerie B-312 in Montreal, the Sporobole contemporary arts centre in Sherbrooke, and the VU photography centre in Québec City. She has also taken part in several group exhibitions, including the 5th Manif d’art de Québec, Interackje at the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, the Do Norte Ao Norte project at the Museu de Arte in Belém, Brazil, and Monkey Business at the Sophie Sheideicker gallery in Paris, France.

Fanny Mesnard

The rich and diverse forms of the animal world serve as the inspiration for the fantastical creatures that abound in Fanny Mesnard’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. The creatures populate a pictorial universe that is both exuberant and intimate. Enigmatic and organic narratives emerge from these encounters where, shifting between intimate and universal perspectives, mystical references cohabitate with stories, dreams and mythology. Each work reveals a different facet of a rich personal mythology in which the artist explores her representational world.

A graduate of École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille Luminy, Fanny Mesnard has participated in numerous exhibits in France, Luxemburg, Italy and Québec. She has taken part in several international events, such as the Symposium d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul and the Do Norte ao Norte project at the Museu de Arte in Belém, Brazil. In recent years, her work has been shown at Galerie Art Mûr in Montreal, the Centre national d’exposition in Jonquière, and the Centre d’art Jacques et Michel Auger in Victoriaville.

Jacinthe Loranger

Jacinthe Loranger’s work explores unlikely encounters between disparate, multifaceted universes using cultural archetypes and symbols and refashioning them to make statements about contemporary society. Combining installations, ‘‘bling-bling’’ sculptures, and psychedelic collages, Loranger forges a personal mythology that takes the form of narrative pieces depicting a mystical quest.

Jacinthe has worked as a professional artist for over 10 years and has participated in several artist residencies and exhibitions throughout Canada, France and the United States. She explores the affordances of print media -particularly screen printing- through installations, video, collage and performance art. She has just completed a Master of Visual Arts degree in Print Media at Concordia University for which she received a bursary from the Faculty of Fine Arts, as well as a Concordia University Graduate Fellowship award.

Isabelle Demers

With a quiet determination similar to that of cycles observed in nature, Isabelle Demers creates, grows and maintains drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations. Inspired by themes like adolescence, camping and the mysteries of the forest, and with a view to telling a story, she develops pieces that present and behave as ecosystems, isolated worlds where plant, animal and mineral seem both frozen yet constantly evolving.

Isabelle Demers holds a Master of Visual Arts degree from Laval University and lives and works in Québec City. Her artistic activity focuses on drawing, sculpting and installations. Her work has been shown in various group and solo exhibitions in places such as the Œil de Poisson in Québec City, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides in St-Jérôme, and the Regard centre in Lévis. She received the Vidère award for her exhibition entitled Lourd comme un cheval mort [heavy as a dead horse] at the Chambre Blanche in Québec City. She also took part in the 29th Symposium d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul.