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Enthusiasm. Empowerment. Education. Engagement.

Enthusiasm. Empowerment. Education. Engagement.

by Nazanin Shoja

Written by: Julia Trops The 2014 Culture Days may have been the 5th for Canada, but it was the first for our very spread-out community. There are two governments that co-habitate on over 130 square kilometres of land on the west side of the bridge over Okanagan Lake with less than 32,000 residents.  Kelowna, on the east side…

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“Culture Shapes Our Community” Photo Contest Winners

“Culture Shapes Our Community” Photo Contest Winners

by Nazanin Shoja

Winning Entries From Surrey, Penticton, and Saanichton Photo Credit: Jina Kim Surrey resident Jina Kim has been awarded first prize in this year’s province-wide “Culture Shapes Our Community” photo contest. Kim and two runners-up were chosen from 141 entries by votes cast all across the province. Kim’s prize was a Panasonic Lumix camera. The contest…

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Help Carve A Totem Pole

Help Carve A Totem Pole

by Nazanin Shoja

Written by: Wren Handman, Alliance for Arts and Culture If you find yourself in Terrace this Culture Days weekend, a local artist is giving you the unique opportunity to help create a stunning work of art, and try your hand at something you might never get the chance to do again – totem pole carving….

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2014 BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

2014 BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

by Nazanin Shoja

Date: September 25, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage, 13450 104th Avenue Presented in partnership with the City of Surrey, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey Art Gallery, and Surrey Libraries, the BC Culture Days provincial launch will take place on September 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage. Everyone is invited to join in this free…

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Application Deadline Extended for Culture Days @ VIRL

Application Deadline Extended for Culture Days @ VIRL

by Nazanin Shoja

  New Deadline: August 25, 2014 Four branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free space to present their Culture Days activity during the weekend of September 26, 27 and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians…

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Vancouver Island Regional Library: Call for Artists

Vancouver Island Regional Library: Call for Artists

by Nazanin Shoja

APPLY BEFORE AUGUST 8. Four branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free space to present their Culture Days activity during the weekend of September 26, 27 and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the…

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Connecting Through Culture Face-to-Face

Connecting Through Culture Face-to-Face

by Nazanin Shoja

BC Culture Days Ambassador, writer, poet, and teacher, Rawle James shares his thoughts from the 2014 National Congress on Culture in Winnipeg. Thursday May 22 Art, culture and languages make us Canadian. The Culture Days National Congress is a gathering, a celebration, of learning, sharing and networking with fellow Canadians from across this amazing land…

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Additional BC Culture Days Workshops and Webinar Announced!

Additional BC Culture Days Workshops and Webinar Announced!

by Nazanin Shoja

We’ve had a great run of workshops around the province so far this year, from Haida Gwaii to the Rockies. If you haven’t yet had the chance to attend a Culture Days Workshop, it’s not too late. Four more workshops have been added in Whistler, Powell River, Bowen Island, and Langley. In addition, if you’re…

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Rawle James: 2014 BC Culture Days Ambassador

Rawle James: 2014 BC Culture Days Ambassador

by Nazanin Shoja

Each year, a BC artist or cultural worker is chosen to represent Culture Days as an ambassador and delegate at the National Congress on Culture. The BC Culture Days Ambassador acts as a spokesperson for Culture Days by reaching out to local communities, speaking to media on behalf of BC artists, promoting Culture Days actively…

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