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    St. Boniface Basilica

    by rdo911 Updated Jun 21, 2006
    St. Boniface Basilica

    On November 1, 1818, Father Joseph-Norbert Provencher built on this site a small log chapel which he dedicated to Saint Boniface, the English missionary monk and apostle, who spread the Catholic faith among the Germanic tribes in the 8th century. Saint Boniface, the first permanent mission west of the Great Lakes, became the heart of Roman Catholic missionary activity extending to the Pacific and Arctic coasts, as well as serving the growing population of the Red River Settlement.

    There have been five churches build on this spot. Only the outer walls remain from a devastating fire that burned much of the St. Boniface Basilica to the ground in 1968. But, they decided to keep what remained of the walls and build a new church directly behind the original.

    Louis Reil is buried in the cemetary surrounding the church.

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    Event - Festival du Voyageur

    by rdo911 Updated Jun 8, 2006
    Snow sculpture

    Every February, for 10 days, Saint Boniface plays host to the largest winter festival in Western Canada. It celebrates the Manitoba's unique French-Canadian heritage and recalls the fur trade era of the 18th-century Red River colony.

    The term Voyageur, a French word meaning "traveler", was applied originally in Canadian history to all explorers. It came in time to be restricted to the men who operated the canoes and bateaux or fur-traders.

    The festival includes feasts, historical exhibits, arts and crafts, live entertainment, dog sled races, world-class snow sculptures, fiddle and jigging contests.

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    Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface

    by rdo911 Written Sep 18, 2005
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    The origins of Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface (CUSB) date back to 1818, when Bishop Norbert Provencher founded a school to teach Latin to the boys of the Red River Colony. It was run first by the Oblate Fathers, then by the Christian Brothers, and finally by secular clergy, until in 1885 Bishop Alexandre Taché turned it over to the Jesuit Fathers, who continued to operate it until 1967. On November 10, 1969, the Archdiocese assigned the task of providing leadership for the CUSB over to a new board of directors, composed mainly of laypeople representing francophone organizations in Manitoba.

    The CUSB, which was incorporated in Manitoba in 1871, shortly after the province itself was created, was the first university-level educational institution in Western Canada. In 1877 it joined with St. John's College and Manitoba College to found the University of Manitoba. Today, the degrees and diplomas offered by the CUSB continue to be conferred by the University of Manitoba.

    The CUSB, which is situated on the edge of downtown Winnipeg in the heart of Old Saint-Boniface, occupies a building that once housed the Minor Seminary, and was donated to the corporation by Bishop Arthur Béliveau in 1922. A tragic fire had levelled the college's 1880 building, taking the lives of nine students and one Jesuit Brother. In 1924, with financial assistance from francophone communities in Manitoba and Quebec, a wing consisting of dormitories and recreation and assembly halls was added to the building. Using funds donated by alumni and friends, a gymnasium was built in 1956, and another wing added in 1961. Between 1972 and 1974, the provincial and federal governments funded the construction of a new building to house the teacher training and language programs and new science laboratories. During 1974 and 1975, space was added for Student Services, and a second gymnasium and new library were built. Most recently, the CUSB has constructed the Sportex, a state-of-the-art physical fitness facility.

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    Assiniboia Downs Race Track
    Assiniboia Park and Zoo
    Canwest Global Baseball Park
    Club Regent and McPhillips Street Station Casinos
    Forks National Historic Site
    Fort Whyte Centre
    Imax Theatre
    Manitoba Children's Museum
    Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
    Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
    Manitoba Theatre Centre
    Oak Hammock Marsh
    Paddlewheel Riverboat and Bus Tours
    Planetarium
    Royal Winnipeg Ballet
    St.Boniface Museum
    Western Canada Aviation Museum
    Winnipeg Art Gallery
    Winnipeg Convention Centre


















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    Old St. Bonifcace City Hall

    by rdo911 Written Sep 12, 2005
    St. Boniface Old City Hall

    Built in 1906, this building served as the St. Boniface city hall until the city was amalgamated with the city of Winnipeg in 1972.

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