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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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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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