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BC Ambassador Activity Picks

BC Ambassador Activity Picks

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days begins tomorrow and your BC Culture Days ambassadors have you covered if you’re still wondering which activities to attend this upcoming weekend. Each ambassador has made a Bright Spots schedule listing activities they’re most excited to attend in their hometown. Take a look at their choices and make your own Bright Spots schedule…

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BC Ambassador Blog: What’s Going on in Victoria?

BC Ambassador Blog: What’s Going on in Victoria?

by Erin MacKinnon

BC ambassador Kirsten Van Ritzen has taken to the streets to find out what the public can expect for Culture Days in Victoria this year! Kirsten interviewed the organizations involved to provide a behind-the-scenes look into their Culture Days activities. We are passionate about the arts in Victoria! I am eager to share a little…

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BC Ambassador Blog: The Philosophy Behind Body Talk

BC Ambassador Blog: The Philosophy Behind Body Talk

by Deanna Peters

For her Culture Days activity, Deanna Peters will be holding a movement class, a talk/discussion and a multi-media installation called ‘Body Talk’. In her ambassador blog post, Deanna talks about physical awareness and how such awareness has informed her art as well as her daily life. Hello Everyone, I’m Deanna Peters aka Mutable Subject. I’m a professional dance…

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BC Ambassador Blog: An Interview with Chief Na’moks on Witsuwit’en Culture Play

BC Ambassador Blog: An Interview with Chief Na’moks on Witsuwit’en Culture

by Lori Knorr

Culture Days is about creating an inclusive environment that provides the public with an opportunity to take part in arts, heritage and culture related activities in their community. Lori Knorr, one of our BC ambassadors, has always been interested in First Nations practices and communities located close to her town of Smithers, B.C. She has encouraged the registration of…

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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 B.C. while attending UBC for Creative Writing, eventually moving to Vernon, B.C. 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: A day in the Life of Kirsten Van Ritzen

BC Ambassador Blog: A day in the Life of Kirsten Van Ritzen

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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