British Columbia

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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Visiting BC for Culture Days

Visiting BC for Culture Days

by Nazanin Shoja

Contributed by Expedia.ca Go ahead, embrace your inner singer, dancer, or art aficionado. Even appreciating the craft of fine wine making means you surely understand the value of culture. Culture Days in British Columbia may have passed this year, but you will find more than your fair share of ways to become immersed in everything…

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“Capture Your Culture” Photo Contest Winner Announced

“Capture Your Culture” Photo Contest Winner Announced

by Nazanin Shoja

Sidney, B.C. resident Bob Orchard has won this year’s province-wide “Capture Your Culture” photo contest. Orchard was chosen from 68 entries by votes cast all across the province. Orchard’s prize was a $500 gift card to Etsy.com. The contest was part of the lead-up to the Culture Days, held September 25 through 27. During the…

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2015 Local BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

2015 Local BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

by Nazanin Shoja

2015 Local BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced Vancouver / June 9, 2015 BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the local Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador, awarded $1,000 towards the production of their own Culture Days event, will act as spokespeople for Culture Days and engage the public to discover the “behind-the-scenes” world…

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National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

by Amanda Shatzko

What an incredible opportunity it was this past week to have attended the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta.  This year’s theme was all about Storytelling.  As an advocate for public engagement with a practice based on storytelling; I would like to share my top 5 takeaway moments and tips: 1.  Stories offer insight…

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Culture Days Success Stories: Westbank First Nation Wins 2014 Cities for People Award

Culture Days Success Stories: Westbank First Nation Wins 2014 Cities for People Award

by Elvira Truglia

Through participation in Westside Culture Days, Westbank First Nation (WFN) reclaimed its’ culture, heritage and identity as a vibrant First Nations community in the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia. Culture Days’ Elvira Truglia spoke to Tracy Satin and Jordan Coble about the groundbreaking initiative between the First Nations community and the District of West…

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2015 BC Culture Days Ambassador Announced

2015 BC Culture Days Ambassador Announced

by Nazanin Shoja

BC Culture Days is pleased to announce Amanda Shatzko as winner of the BC Culture Days Ambassador and Awards Program. Shatzko, a professional artist and public engagement advocate from Vernon BC, will represent BC Culture Days and BC artists at the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton on May 7 & 8 at the Citadel Theatre. In addition to her trip, Shatzko…

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Championing Arts and Culture in BC

Championing Arts and Culture in BC

by Nazanin Shoja

Photo: Denise Corcoran In 2013, BC Culture issued its very first call for artists and cultural workers to apply for the role of “BC Culture Days Champion.” The goal was to find someone involved with Culture Days and their local arts community who could represent BC artists on behalf of BC Culture Days. The prize…

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Vancouver Public Library Offers Free Space to Artists

Vancouver Public Library Offers Free Space to Artists

by Nazanin Shoja

VPL Offers Free Space to Artists for Culture Days Six Branches Make Space Available After the success of last year’s Culture Days at the Library program, six branches of the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) are making free spaces available again to artists looking for venues in which to present their BC Culture Days activities on…

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