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BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Keyanna Burgher

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Keyanna Burgher

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Keyanna Burgher. Keyanna is representing the community of Vernon this year as another one of our BC Culture Days Ambassadors. Originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Keyanna brought her talents as a writer, musician and playwright to BC while attending UBC for Creative Writing, eventually moving to Vernon, BC in 2015. Keyanna’s work as a…

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BC Culture Days Ambassador: Deanna Peters

BC Culture Days Ambassador: Deanna Peters

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Deanna Peters from Vancouver, B.C. Deanna has been a professional artist for 14 years, creating art through a multitude of mediums with a foundation in dance. The influence of dance has seeped its way into many of Deanna’s projects, whether it be coordinating dance socials or discussing the dialogue behind dance with her project Dance…

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BC Ambassador Blog

BC Ambassador Blog

by Kirsten Van Ritzen

Our BC ambassadors will be posting updates, interviews and insights on their Culture Days journey. Take a closer look at local communities involved in Culture Days, get inspiration from existing arts initiatives and receive an intimate look into the lives of your BC Culture Days ambassadors. Kirsten Van Ritzen is an actress, producer, acting teacher and a stand-up…

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BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Lori Knorr

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Lori Knorr

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Lori Knorr. Lori is a multimedia artist currently specializing in felting from Smithers, B.C. and is one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors. What excites Lori the most about Culture Days is the potential for further artist collaboration and the extra publicity an event like Culture Days can bring to her hometown. While Smithers is…

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BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh Play

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Pooneh Alizadeh. She is one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors and is incredibly excited to share her passion for dance during Culture Days. Pooneh has her own dance academy in North Vancouver called AMED and has been practicing Middle Eastern dance since she was 5 years old. She shares her love for dance with her…

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Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

The Port Moody Arts Centre is an arts and culture hotspot that hosts all kinds of events and art programs year-round. This year, the centre has signed up to hold a Culture Days activity geared towards the community’s youth with the goal of establishing a relationship between the children of Port Moody and its local…

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Meet the 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

Meet the 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

by Erin MacKinnon

They’ve been chosen! Meet the 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors. This year’s artists specialize in a multitude of different mediums and hail from Vancouver, Victoria, Smithers, Vernon and North Vancouver. Each ambassador will be stimulating conversations and encouraging the public to participate in activities celebrating B.C.’s artists, historians, curators, community organizers and culture enthusiasts. Congratulations Lori, Deanna, Keyanna,…

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

In 2009, Robert Gary Parks converted a portion of his barn into what is now, Loafing Shed Glass Studio in Surrey, British Columbia. Luckily for us, Robert and his wife Jeanette are opening up their studio to the public September 30, October 1 & 2 for Culture Days Weekend! We asked Robert a couple questions…

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Top 5 Reasons to Host Culture Days Activities in Your Community

Top 5 Reasons to Host Culture Days Activities in Your Community

by Nazanin Shoja

With more than 600 activity registrations last year, the Culture Days movement continues to grow in B.C. Below is a compilation of the top 5 reasons participants host activities for Culture Days based on annual feedback from surveys, community outreach sessions, and consultations with community organizers: 1) To develop new audiences —” I visited the…

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