February 21, 2014
There are only a few days left to the 10-day 'Festival du Voyageur', Western Canada's Largest Winter Festival. The Festival celebrates Manitoba's Francophonie and is held each year in February at Fort Gilbraltor in Saint-Boniface, a neighbourhood of Winnipeg. Enjoy arts and crafts, exhibits, displays and entertainment, including much live music. My favorite part has always been viewing the snow sculptures of the many participating artists. Have a look at a selection of this year's sculptures and live music captures by clicking on the main image.
February 19, 2014
Over the course of the last few months, I have been creating new images in the Saint-Boniface neighbourhood of Winnipeg. To be exact, I have been photographing the remains of the old Saint-Boniface Cathedral (the Fifth Church) which burned on July 22nd, 1968 as well as the new Saint-Boniface Cathedral (the Sixth Church) which was completed in 1972. Did you know there were 6 churches built on that site? I most certainly didn't. This last church was designed by our very own 'architecte extraordinaire' - Étienne Gaboury. Most of you probably know that Étienne designed a number of iconic Winnipeg buildings and structures such as the Esplanade Riel Bridge, The Royal Canadian Mint, l'église Precieux-Sang (Precious Blood Church), le Centre culturel Franco-Manitobain, the Manitoba Remand Centre and the Videon Cable Building amongst many others.