The Soirée francophone aims to offer an inclusive community event to raise awareness among the general public about the presence of the French community in Manitoba. Usually held during a sporting event, such as a Goldeyes or a Valour FC game, the SFM and its partners add French-language activities and elements to the game to give the evening a French flavor. This also allows Francophones to take part in a normally Anglophone event in Manitoba.
Each year, the SFM hosts the Soirée francophone des Goldeyes. The 2023 Soirée francophone was held on August 22, 2023 and the french language was in the spotlight with the bilingual national anthem, a Francophone announcer and Francophone music throughout the game.
For the very first time, the SFM in partnership with Sports en français, helped organize the very first Soirée francophone with Valour FC! The event, held on June 16, 2023, had a variety of French element, like a performance by Alpha Toshineza before the match and at half-time, the national anthem sung in French and English by Caroline Bisson, children’s activities and a mini-match at half-time organized by our partner Sports en français.