October, 2014

Enthusiasm. Empowerment. Education. Engagement.

Enthusiasm. Empowerment. Education. Engagement.

by Nazanin Shoja

Written by: Julia Trops The 2014 Culture Days may have been the 5th for Canada, but it was the first for our very spread-out community. There are two governments that co-habitate on over 130 square kilometres of land on the west side of the bridge over Okanagan Lake with less than 32,000 residents.  Kelowna, on the east side…

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Culture Days 2014 in Guelph: A Pioneering Bunch

Culture Days 2014 in Guelph: A Pioneering Bunch

by Lynn Broughton

Culture Days reached out to Community Reporters across Canada to submit articles to culture365 about their experience during the Culture Days weekend that took place from September 26 to 28. The reporters were asked to describe their observations of Culture Days activities they attended in their communities and the impact they had on the artists,…

September slow-down in Kingston’s unique spaces


September slow-down in Kingston’s unique spaces


by Julie Fossitt

Culture Days reached out to Community Reporters across Canada to submit articles to culture365 about their experience during the Culture Days weekend that took place from September 26 to 28. The reporters were asked to describe their observations of Culture Days activities they attended in their communities and the impact they had on the artists,…

Shock me like an electric eel – Winnipeg’s Nuit Blanche a spectacle for the senses

Shock me like an electric eel – Winnipeg’s Nuit Blanche a spectacle for the senses

by Jessica Botelho-Urbanski

Culture Days reached out to Community Reporters across Canada to submit articles to culture365 about their experience during the Culture Days weekend that took place from September 26 to 28. The reporters were asked to describe their observations of Culture Days activities they attended in their communities and the impact they had on the artists,…

On being … surreal

On being … surreal

by Ingrid Sapona

It’s rare that a word sums up an event, but what transpired on Friday really is best described as surreal. For you see, on Friday I got to conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Honest. Now, it’s true that amazing, thrilling, and very cool also describe the experience. But the way it transpired was simply surreal….

An OCAD Art-Making Oasis: The Yellow Pages Project

An OCAD Art-Making Oasis: The Yellow Pages Project

by Paul Byron

On Saturday September 27th, with help of Student Union reps Simran and James, we set up at OCAD’s Student Gallery with yellow pages aplenty lining several group art tables, ready for drawings.  OCAD’s first ever event created exclusively for Culture Days, The Yellow Pages Project – brainchild of curatorial talent, Vicki Clough – reached out to the…

Etobicoke Lakeshore: That’s a Wrap

Etobicoke Lakeshore: That’s a Wrap

by Joelle Berlet

This is part three of a series on the progress of the 2014 Culture Days weekend being presented by Humber College and Lakeshore Arts in Etobicoke, Ontario. This series highlights marketing, sponsorship and community mobilization for Culture Days.    Another successful Culture Days weekend took place in Etobicoke Lakeshore this year, with a total of 52 activities drawing almost 3,000 activity visits. More…

“Culture Shapes Our Community” Photo Contest Winners

“Culture Shapes Our Community” Photo Contest Winners

by Nazanin Shoja

Winning Entries From Surrey, Penticton, and Saanichton Photo Credit: Jina Kim Surrey resident Jina Kim has been awarded first prize in this year’s province-wide “Culture Shapes Our Community” photo contest. Kim and two runners-up were chosen from 141 entries by votes cast all across the province. Kim’s prize was a Panasonic Lumix camera. The contest…

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