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The Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM), Tourisme Riel (TR) and the Réseau en Immigration Francophone du Manitoba (RIF) are proud to announce a brand new market on the Provencher Bridge: The Marché d’été St. Boniface Summer Market, from June 2 to August 25, 2022. Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., join us on Esplanade Riel for a market featuring local products by local entrepreneurs.
In total, 32 Manitoban vendors will participate in the St. Boniface Summer Market throughout the summer season. Vendors with fresh local products such as hot sauce from Komera Inc, flowers and plants from Norwood Florist, artisanal peanut butter from Chaps Peanut Butter, homewares from Sun Juice Co., clothes from Inspire D’Elykia and beauty products from Taloua Garden and much more. The complete schedule of vendors is available at cdem.com.
For Erwan Bouchaud, Director of Community Economic Development and Tourism at CDEM, creating a market in Saint-Boniface has many benefits for the community: “The CDEM works closely with entrepreneurs and supports the economic integration of newcomers. A summer market is the ideal opportunity for these small businesses to test the market, reach a new clientele and make Thursday evenings even more vibrant in Saint-Boniface”.
This project is also part of Jeudis de la francophonie (Francophonie Thursdays), a new initiative that encourages Winnipeggers and visitors to visit St. Boniface every Thursday this summer! The Jeudis de la francophonie (Francophonie Thursdays) ultimately aims to develop summer programming led by organizations and businesses in Saint-Boniface, in conjunction with Provencher Biz and Norwood Biz. Cinéma sous les étoiles (free outdoor screenings of French films at Saint-Boniface Cathedral), Le Patio 340 at CCFM and Jeudis en musique by TR (concerts) are other key events of Jeudis de la francophonie.
“The Jeudis de la francophonie (Francophonie Thursdays) will help support the Province’s new Francophone Tourism Strategy, which aims to expand the offer of Francophone tourism products in Manitoba and will strengthen the Passion et Histoire Saint-Boniface brand,” adds Erwan Bouchaud.
Admission to the St. Boniface Summer Market is free and open to all. In the event of cancellation due to rain or high winds, the CDEM and Tourisme Riel will notify the public via their social media accounts.