VAUGHAN ON THE VERGE

VAUGHAN ON THE VERGE

by Culture Days

WORDS: STEPHANIE EARP IMAGES: CITY OF VAUGHAN Vaughan is a city on the verge, and Mirella Terghini, Culture Development Officer with the city is clearly excited for the future. “The new subway station, connecting us to the Toronto line, is going to be huge. And we’re looking at a feasibility study for a performing arts…

YUKON GOLD: PANNING FOR CULTURE IN CARCROSS

YUKON GOLD: PANNING FOR CULTURE IN CARCROSS

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WORDS: Taylor Basso IMAGES: Art House Carcross The myth may persist that metropolitan areas have the monopoly on culture, but the enlightened know that creativity lives in all corners of our country. Such is the case with Carcross, Yukon, an unincorporated community with a population of 301 and a culture all its own. Its nature…

Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park: A Living Museum

Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park: A Living Museum

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days provides a spotlight for organizations involved in the arts, but also for those organizations interested in preserving our country’s history through heritage initiatives. The Culture Days weekend is an opportunity for the public to expose themselves to a myriad of cultural narratives and practices that they may not have had the opportunity to…

Events
CULTURE IN THE CORRIDOR: WHAT TO DO ON BLOOR STREET WEST FOR CULTURE DAYS 2017

CULTURE IN THE CORRIDOR: WHAT TO DO ON BLOOR STREET WEST FOR CULTURE DAYS 2017

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WORDS: Taylor Basso IMAGES: Bloor Street Corridor In the heart of downtown Toronto, eager culture hunters will find a treasure trove: Bloor St. Culture Corridor. Composed of 19 arts and culture organizations spanning from Bathurst Street to Bay Street, the Culture Corridor includes museums, choirs and orchestras, community centres, a cinema, and everything in between….

How Brampton Celebrates Culture

How Brampton Celebrates Culture

by Culture Days

Brampton has been an instrumental partner in the development of the Innovation Labs. Culture Days looks forward to working with Brampton this year, and for many years to come. We sat down with the team at the City of Brampton to learn how they plan to activate the “Flower City” for the eighth annual Culture Days weekend….

Nova Scotia Outreach

Nova Scotia Outreach

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WORDS: Oriana Duinker IMAGES: Symphony Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, a small but mighty province, is bursting at the seams with culture. Our province celebrates many cultural traditions that have deep roots in Nova Scotian history, including those of the Mi’kmaq, Acadians, Gaels, and African Nova Scotians. Likewise, we enjoy an exciting contemporary cultural scene with…

BC Ambassadors: The Root of Creativity

BC Ambassadors: The Root of Creativity

by Erin MacKinnon

Often, it is our upbringing that shapes the person we are today and that is certainly true with painter, poet, photographer and BC Culture Days ambassador Priscilla Johann Maurice. Priscilla discusses how growing up in a boisterous household has influenced her creative endeavours and speaks candidly about her road to self-discovery. Through her Culture Days activity,…

Inspiration
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME: Mann Gallery Historical and Architectural Storytelling Tour

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME: Mann Gallery Historical and Architectural Storytelling Tour

by Culture Days

WORDS: Angela Walcott IMAGES: Mann Gallery Whoever said traveling back in time wasn’t possible, had no idea about the storytelling tours in Prince Albert. Experiencing the rich history of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan through this Culture Days activity proves a visit to early Canadian settlements is possible. Dressed in period costumes, members of the Historical Society will…

BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE

BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE

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WORDS: Taylor Basso IMAGES: Andy Everson ART Sometimes, learning about a new culture is simply a matter of taking the opportunity when it emerges. For Walter Stolting, it took a trip around Vancouver Island on a motorcycle to fall in love with the culture of the Northwest Coast First Nations. “The art and ceremonies represent…