September, 2011

Checklist for Hosting an Activity

by Culture Days

Whether you are a first time activity organizer or you’re participating for the second year, Culture Days has created a checklist with suggestions to help you host your activity and maximize both your and your participants’ Culture Days experience! Here are some things to keep in mind as you finalize preparations for your activity: Everyone…

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Join CBC LIVE – A Kick Off to Culture Days on September 30th, 2011!

by Culture Days

Whether you’re live in person outside the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Center or in the comfort of your home, join CBC for the kick-off to the 2nd annual Culture Days weekend! CBC LIVE will be connecting audiences coast to coast to coast to a star-studded lineup of CBC personalities and arts and culture events in a festival…

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“Culture Days Week” on CBC

by Culture Days

Culture Days’ National Broadcast Partner, CBC, kicks off a week of special culture-themed, multi-platform programming today, as a lead up to the upcoming Culture Days weekend (September 30, October 1 & 2). Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, CBC demonstrates how it has been a driving force in Canadian culture over the years and its…

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Bright Spots Venue Identifiers Now Available for All Activity Organizers!

by Culture Days

Thanks to the generous support of national Lead Founding Visionary Partner, Sun Life Financial, Bright Spots Venue Identifiers are now available to all Culture Days activity organizers! These free, 1’ diameter round vinyl clings will serve as vital tools for organizers in helping to identify activities as “Culture Days activities,” and ensuring that the public…

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Passport to Culture – An Interview with Marlee Robinson

by Culture Days

Culture Days – Who are you and what do you do? Marlee Robison – I am a retired art historian and event planner. One of the organisations I am involved with is the Erie Ridge Cultural Action Team (CAT) of which I am Chair. Our focal point is the development of cultural activities in our…

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NRTEA Challenges Participants to Take Part in Culture Days

by Culture Days

During the National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts conference held in Spring 2011 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, some 50 education professors, artists, arts administrators, teacher candidates, teachers and government officials from across Canada met to consider the best ways to provide effective instruction to teachers in the fine and performing…

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An Inspiration Tune-up

by Adrian Wolsters

Below is a blog entry by Paul Wilson, an active Culture Days Animateur in Saskatchewan. Paul is a writer and publisher, and has been engaging the public through an exercise of creating an “Invisible Library”. Some writers will tell you that inspiration is for wimps, or that it doesn’t really exist and the only way…

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My Invisible Library

by Adrian Wolsters

Below is a blog entry by Paul Wilson, an active Culture Days Animateur in Saskatchewan. Paul is a writer and publisher, and has been engaging the public through an exercise of creating an “Invisible Library”. I’ve been writing poetry since I was a baffled teen, about forty years. I have published four books of poetry…

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Ragtime in Niagara Falls – an interview with Ennio Paola

by Culture Days

Culture Days Project Assistant Reuben Finley recently spoke with Niagara Region’s award-winning composer and music educator Ennio Paola. Having introduced participants to pieces inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy at the City of Welland’s Public Library in 2010, this year Paola once again turned to municipal representatives in his search for a suitable venue. The Niagara…

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