July, 2010

All Good Things Come in Small Packages

by Crystal Kolt

“All good things come in small packages.” I’ve heard this saying all of my life and although sometimes I didn’t want to agree, it always seemed to be true. I mourned my skinny legs and 56 pounds at age twelve, skinny arms while pounding out Chopin in my teens and 20’s and would give anything…

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Culture Under Construction

by Tamaka Fisher

How can we build and sustain arts and culture in Abbotsford? That’s the question we’re asking the public to help us answer during a free public cultural planning day on September 25,2010 from 10am to 4pm at the Community Arts Addition at Abby Arts Centre. This is a first for Abbotsford and I’m really excited…

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Six Tips for Building Community Media Partnerships

by Ontario Culture Days

Are you thinking about ways to get your local media involved in Culture Days? Here are some tips to get you started. Culture Days has created many options for promotion that can be used by larger groups or communities when pursuing local media partnerships. If you are an individual artist organizing a CD activity, check…

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Manitoba Update

by Nicole Matiation

Have you checked out the Culture Days celebration schedule for Manitoba lately? Below you’ll find links and updates on how things are coming together for Culture Days in Manitoba’s towns and cities. Winnipeg has some fantastic activities planned, as do Flin Flon, Brandon and Portage la Prairie. New Culture Days activities for Manitoba are being…

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communities + trees = Communitrees Project in Huron County

by Helen Yung

Huron County is inviting everyone to come out to create Communitrees. A Communitree (i.e. community tree) is a “public work of art that uses a living tree as the blank canvas.” Intrigued? Learn more by reading this article posted on the huroncounty.ca website.Watch for locations of these Communitrees to be posted on the Culture Days…

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What’s your elevator pitch for Culture Days?

by Erica Mattson

First off, hello – this is my first post on the Culture Days site! I’ve been involved with the project for over a year now, first as a member of the Alberta Task Force when I worked at Calgary Arts Development. Since that time I’ve moved to Vancouver and I’ve just started helping with online…

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Communities self-mobilizing across the country

by Culture Days

Last week, on June 22, 2010, some 25 people joined the bi-weekly telephone information session for a roundtable on community organizing. Amazing reports were heard from communities across the country that have taken up the Culture Days vision and made it their own: Simone Georges from 4th Line Theatre was on the line representing the…

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Tele-Roundtable on Community Organizing (part 2)

by Culture Days

On June 22, 2010, some 25 people joined the bi-weekly telephone information session for a roundtable on community organizing. Amazing reports were heard from communities across the country that have taken up the Culture Days vision and made it their own. Read part 1 of the reports from the Peterborough Culture Days group, City of…

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The Peterborough Report

by Culture Days

Simone Georges from 4th Line Theatre was on the line during the tele-round table on Community Organizing on June 22, 2010, part of a series of bi-weekly tele info sessions which you and all others are most welcome to join. (Topics rotate from session to session. Check here for info.) Simone called in to represent…

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