2010

Flin Flon’s MLA weighs in on Culture Days

by Culture Days

Read below for remarks about Culture Days from Gerard Jennissen, MLA for Flin Flon, Manitoba. Published by The First Perspective: News of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, November 25, 2010. Mr. Speaker, on the weekend starting Friday, September 24th, Flin Flon and surrounding communities hosted the very first, and super successful, Culture Days. It comes…

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even the wind wanted to play with us that day.

by Ontario Culture Days

Rae Vyn of Black Bird Studio was a Culture Days activity organizer and she’s been blogging regularly in the days leading up to and after the big weekend. We’ve invited her to re-publish some of her blog posts here on the Culture Days blog. Have you been blogging about your Culture Days weekend? Share your…

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Announcing the Winner of the Manitoba Culture Vulture Contest

by Catherine Maksymiuk

During Culture Days, CBC Manitoba, Radio-Canada and the Manitoba Culture Days team organized a Culture Vulture contest for the public. Every Culture Days activity in Manitoba had a unique word to display. Visitors would text contest words using their cellphones to a special phone number to be entered in a draw to win the ultimate…

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Culture Vulture Diary: Entry Number One

by Catherine Maksymiuk

As the winner of the Manitoba Culture Vulture contest (presented by CBC Manitoba, Radio-Canada and Manitoba Culture Days), Craig Wood has been invited to an array of events by Manitoba’s leading artists and cultural organizations. Follow Craig’s blog entries to see where his cultural adventures lead him… Leave a comment to respond with your own…

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by Helen Yung

Canada shows no signs of slowing down… Registrations are happening so fast we can barely keep up! By the time the 3500 milestone was announced in a recent press release and newsletter, we were already climbing quickly toward 4000 activities country-wide. One notable new community organizer is Bear River. Self-described as a “tidal village of…

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5 Easy Ways for You or Your Cultural Organization to Support the Movement

by Culture Days

Thank you for being a part of the Culture Days movement! ­­If you run a cultural organization and will not be organizing an activity this year, please consider supporting the movement in these simple, easy ways. If you have 1 hour 1. Send an e-newsletter, or post a note to your blog or Facebook group…

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by Helen Yung

After officially launching the movement 4 months ago, we’re now only a few weeks from the first edition of Culture Days. Here in Central Canada we’ve also got the dog days of summer going on. Boy is it smuggy around here. My cat says she doesn’t want to go outside unless we shave her. (So…

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Get in touch with your elected representatives

by Ontario Culture Days

When you are spreading the news about your Culture Days activity, don’t forget to also contact your elected representatives.  This will support the Culture Days objective to build public awareness for the importance of arts and culture in our communities.  Nothing could better foster a broad appreciation for the arts among our elected officials than…

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