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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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2015 BC Culture Days Ambassadors and Awards Program

2015 BC Culture Days Ambassadors and Awards Program

by Nazanin Shoja

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y Media Contact: Marnie Wilson p: 604.836.2409 e: mwilson@theartsbiz.com  Calling All Artists and Cultural Workers! BC Culture Days announces the 2015 Call for Ambassadors and Awards program! Vancouver/ March 9, 2015: Each year, BC Culture Days sends a delegate to the annual National…

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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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