CATHOLICA 200 - Upcoming Events 


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Within the Old Walls of the St. Boniface Cathedral

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Catholic Church in western and northern Canada. Among the events highlighting this celebration is the play “1818” written by Rhéal Cenerini in French “Métchif” that provides a look at the history of the Catholic Church as seen through the eyes of an old Métis woman Élise. In her own words, she tells the story of her life, directly to the audience and to the young African priest who visits her. In doing so, she also touches upon the actions, the challenges and the sufferings associated
with the Church in Western Canada.     

1818” will be presented outside within the old walls of the Saint-Boniface Cathedral at 7:00 pm on July 20, 21, 22 and the following week on July 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29. The performance will be moved into the basement of the church as a rain back-up. Tickets are $15.00 and are available by calling (204) 233-ALLO(2556) or at the door.

The play was commissioned by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface and is one of a number of activities of Catholica 200 taking place throughout the year.

For more information or to book an interview please contact Sarah at

Producer: Léo Dufault; Director: Laura Lussier; Actors: Alison Palmer et Daouda Dembele; Music: Daniel Roa; Costumes: Andréanne Dandeneau