May, 2015

Jane Legaspi: on Culture, Being a Newcomer and Student Reporter Play

Jane Legaspi: on Culture, Being a Newcomer and Student Reporter

by Jane Legaspi

Culture Days and National Broadcast Partner CTV (Bell Media) invited Canadian journalism and media students to participate in a Student Reporter and Media Internship program during the Annual National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta on May 7 and 8, 2015. Five lucky students participated in this innovative program including a behind-the-scenes guided tour of…

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National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

by Amanda Shatzko

What an incredible opportunity it was this past week to have attended the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta.  This year’s theme was all about Storytelling.  As an advocate for public engagement with a practice based on storytelling; I would like to share my top 5 takeaway moments and tips: 1.  Stories offer insight…

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Culture Days Success Stories: City of Brampton Wins 2014 Marketing Award

Culture Days Success Stories: City of Brampton Wins 2014 Marketing Award

by Elvira Truglia

The City of Brampton won an award for its’ cohesive multi-platform marketing campaign to promote local culture in 2014. Culture Day’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Kelly Stahl, Senior Advisor, Economic Development and Tourism at the City of Brampton about the municipality’s innovative Culture Days initiative. Culture Days: What inspired the City of Brampton to promote…

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

by Michelle Rosner

Some call it transformative. Some describe it as the night where the city comes alive. And some simply ache and yearn for that one night a year when our prairie town is lit from the centre with art, music, dance, inspiration and exceptional beauty. Five years ago, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg barged into the city’s cultural…

Events
Culture Days Success Stories: Swift Current Museum Wins 2014 Innovative Event Award

Culture Days Success Stories: Swift Current Museum Wins 2014 Innovative Event Award

by Elvira Truglia

In 2014, the Swift Current Museum engaged its’ community to build a small-scale model of a sod house. Culture Day’s Elvira Truglia spoke with Stephanie Kaduck, Coordinator, Education and Public Programs about this innovative project in rural Saskatchewan. Culture Days: For your Centennial Year celebrations, you engaged elementary school students to create a hands-on activity…

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Culture Days Success Stories: Milton Home Depot Wins 2014 Business Visionary Award

Culture Days Success Stories: Milton Home Depot Wins 2014 Business Visionary Award

by Elvira Truglia

In 2013 and 2014 Milton Home Depot provided in-kind materials to create two large-scale community art projects, which are now permanent fixtures at the Milton Centre for the Arts. Culture Days’ Elvira Truglia spoke to Pilar Andrulat, Merchandising Assistant Store Manager at Brampton Home Depot (previously Operations Assistant Store Manager at Milton Home Depot) about why…

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Culture Days Success Stories: Westbank First Nation Wins 2014 Cities for People Award

Culture Days Success Stories: Westbank First Nation Wins 2014 Cities for People Award

by Elvira Truglia

Through participation in Westside Culture Days, Westbank First Nation (WFN) reclaimed its’ culture, heritage and identity as a vibrant First Nations community in the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia. Culture Days’ Elvira Truglia spoke to Tracy Satin and Jordan Coble about the groundbreaking initiative between the First Nations community and the District of West…

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Alberta’s Premiers Council on Culture & the Big Real Estate Giveaway

Alberta’s Premiers Council on Culture & the Big Real Estate Giveaway

by Susan Dut

Culture Days and National Broadcast Partner CTV (Bell Media) invited Canadian journalism and media students to participate in a Student Reporter and Media Internship (link to Internship page*) program during the Annual National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta on May 7 and 8, 2015, (Link to Congress page). Five lucky students participated in this innovative program including a behind-the-scenes…

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