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Beyond Riel

Episode 4: The Rich Francophone Culture Across Canada, Part 1

Fran­coph­o­ne com­mu­ni­ties in Cana­da are diverse but there is one aspect that they all share, a live­ly local cul­ture. For the Fran­coph­o­ne com­mu­ni­ty in Man­i­to­ba its cul­tur­al events such as the Fes­ti­val du Voyageur unite the com­mu­ni­ty even dur­ing the cold­est weeks of the year. On today’s episode, we explore the cul­tur­al events and orga­ni­za­tions in Man­i­to­ba and across Cana­da that bring togeth­er Fran­coph­o­nes to per­form, sing, and social­ize. To talk about these ideas today is Gabriel Tougas.

For more infor­ma­tion on Beyond Riel please vis­it: https://​umfm​.com/​s​e​r​i​e​s​/​b​eyond…

Exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers for the pod­cast are Ian T.D. Thom­son and André Marchildon. 

Our tech­ni­cal pro­duc­er is Frédérick Demers, and our con­sult­ing pro­duc­er is Gabriel Tougas. 

Music for the series is pro­vid­ed by Rayan­nah.


  • Gabriel Tougas

    Gabriel Tougas is a filmmaker and television director who was born and raised in Winnipeg. At only 19 he started working for Les Productions Rivard where he directed over fifty hours of programming. In 2013 Gabriel co-wrote and directed the movie Héliosols, a feature-length French movie produced in Manitoba. Gabriel continues to write and direct documentary series for national broadcast, and favourite themes of his include environmentalism, cultural identity and youth engagement