PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG: AT THE HEART OF MANITOBA'S FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

One of the questions about Saint-Boniface and Manitoban francophonie that comes up often is “why?”  Why do we speak French here?  And the follow-up question - why is it so important? 

Kenza takes you through these questions in the discovery of the At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community documentary that's shown at the Tourisme Riel office in Saint-Boniface. 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Happy Holidays

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

In this last blog of the year 2020, Kenza presents a few different ways to celebrate the holidays in Saint-Boniface despite health restrictions. Happy holidays everyone!

Shop local

Bonjour Manitoba

Now, more than ever, it is important to support our businesses and entrepreneurs here at home.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Michelle Gervais, pioneer of francophone tourism

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Kenza gives a glimpse at the impressive career in the tourism industry of Michelle Gervais... after 30 years, she's retiring, but not without leaving her mark on tourism in Manitoba.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - 4 shops to treat yourself

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Whether it's along Provencher Blvd or Marion Street, Saint-Boniface is bursting with local shops to satisfy all tastes.

Kenza presents four shops for your shopping enjoyment... and dares you to leave empty-handed!

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Culture Days in St. Boniface

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

This year, Culture Days has been reinvented: wandering down Provencher Blvd. has been replaced by a series of events. 

Kenza presents a vast selection of cultural and artistic events to explore online or in-person!

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - My visit with Gabrielle Roy

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

At the time, there were only three houses on Deschambault, no industrial buildings, no parking lots. Can you imagine that?

This week, go for a little tour of the House of Gabrielle Roy with Kenza!

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Local Holiday Shopping

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Do you still need ideas for gifts this holiday season? No worries, Kenza presents four businesses in Saint-Boniface to finish off your shopping! 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Fall / Winter in St. Boniface

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Kenza provides a little update on what's going on in Saint-Boniface right now. The return of cold weather doesn't mean that the activities stop!

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - 5 Reasons to Visit the CCFM

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

The CCFM (Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre) at 340 Provencher Blvd. plays a key role in Winnipeg and Manitoba’s francophone art and culture. 

Kenza presents the CCFM's fall/winter programming, encouraging you to participate in French cultural and artistic activities!

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Théâtre du Cercle Molière: between traditions and new challenges

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

As is the case for everyone, 2020 is an unusual year for the Cercle Molière Theatre. So, the TCM is showing us that the theatre can come to life behind a screen just as well as in person.

This week Kenza explores the classic traditions of the TCM as well as their modified online programming!  

Support Local, Stay Warm

Kenza Zaoui

For your holiday shopping, we wanted to introduce you to various local shops with an authentic selection of warm clothes to bundle up for the winter season

Year two of Movies Under the Stars - a great succes amidst the pandemic

Bonjour Manitoba | Florent de Veillis

Movies Under the Stars held at Saint-Boniface Cathedral

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Summer Like No Other

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Our lives have been turned upside down during these last few months and we are now in the 3rd phase of re-opening in Manitoba. Follow the charming Kenza through her explorations of the re-opening of Saint-Boniface and its surroundings. 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Visit to the Saint-Boniface Museum

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Ah! The Saint-Boniface Museum! This magnificent ode to Manitoba's history holds thousands of treasures from back in the days. What could be better than following along with Kenza to explore this building and its history to give you a little taste!

La Cabane Guesthouse wins 2018 Fosse

CDEM

The jury had a tough choice to make on April 26 at the Fosse aux Lions competition. After deliberating for more than a half hour, the four judges finally selected Dominique Noël’s La Cabane Guest House as the big winner of the 7th edition of La Fosse aux Lions. She takes home $15,000 in prize money, free publicity, and a mentorship opportunity.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface: a guided foodie tour

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Join Kenza in her exploration of the Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface culinary tour!

Maison Gabrielle Roy, Deschambault Street

CDEM

The home of Gabrielle Roy is a very important and recurring symbol in the Franco-Canadian author's work. She lived there from her birth in 1909 to her departure for Europe in 1937. This house has been mentioned in many of her works, particularly in "Street of Riches" a series of stories inspired by the author's childhood in St. Boniface. Completely restored like in 1918, the house is today a must-see public museum.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Day at the Festival du Voyageur

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

View a day in the life of a Festival du Voyageur goer through Kenza's eyes. 

A memorable dining experience

La Liberté

An iconic site from the fur trading era, Fort Gibraltar is now open for special, private events, in collaboration with the Gibraltar Dining Corporation, the Fort's exclusive caterers.

A New Blogger for the Passion & Histoire Brand

Michelle Gervais

In continuity with the Passion & Histoire Saint-Boniface branding project we are launching for the year 2020 our Passion & Histoire Blog that will be written by the famous French blogger Kenza Zaoui from Cups of English Tea.

The SHSB at your service

La Liberté

The Société historique de Saint-Boniface (SHSB) is dedicated to acquiring, preserving and promoting the heritage of the Francophones and Métis of Western Canada, especially Manitoba.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Day in the Life of a Voyageur at Fort Gibraltar

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Are you curious to know what a voyageur is? Would you like to find out how theses infamous explorers lived their every day lives? Search no longer, and come on over to the Fort Gibraltar with Kenza to re-live the time of the voyageurs!

A place of leisure and learning

La Liberté

At Fort Gibraltar, fun and historical discover go hand in hand, year-round. 

New workshops at Festival du Voyageur

Bonjour Manitoba

This year, the 2020 edition of Festival du Voyageur will be offering an even greater variety of workshops with the revival of the Voyageur Apprenticeship (Apprentis voyageurs) workshops of previous years.

A small museum that tells a rich history

La Liberté

The St. Boniface Museum is located at 494 Taché Avenue. It plays a dual role of guardian and ambassador. For Vania Gagnon, the Museum’s Director, the roles coincide perfectly with the Museum’s community vocation.

Le Roy des sentiers

Katherine D., La Liberté

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About the Saint-Boniface Cathedral

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

The Saint-Boniface Cathedral is understandably one of the most photographed monuments in Winnipeg and Manitoba. It's located in the historical Old Saint-Boniface region, at the heart of the francophone community. Today, join Kenza to discover some of its secrets. 

Movies to go!

Bonjour Manitoba

CDEM and Alliance française du Manitoba are launching a Movies Under the Stars program this summer for the first time. For $100, your community can rent our inflatable movie screen and quality projection equipment and watch French movies in the great outdoors.