July, 2016

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh Play

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Pooneh Alizadeh. She is one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors and is incredibly excited to share her passion for dance during Culture Days. Pooneh has her own dance academy in North Vancouver called AMED and has been practicing Middle Eastern dance since she was 5 years old. She shares her love for dance with her…

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Dauphin’s Yardfringe Redefines Grassroots

Dauphin’s Yardfringe Redefines Grassroots

by Mélissa Courcelles

We often say that rural Culture Days events require a grassroots effort to get off the ground, well what if an event becomes successful by staying on the front lawn? Dauphin’s Yardfringe turns community yards into venues for the arts. On the evening of Oct. 1, groups travel by bicycle from yard to yard and…

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Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

The Port Moody Arts Centre is an arts and culture hotspot that hosts all kinds of events and art programs year-round. This year, the centre has signed up to hold a Culture Days activity geared towards the community’s youth with the goal of establishing a relationship between the children of Port Moody and its local…

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Meet the 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

Meet the 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

by Erin MacKinnon

They’ve been chosen! Meet the 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors. This year’s artists specialize in a multitude of different mediums and hail from Vancouver, Victoria, Smithers, Vernon and North Vancouver. Each ambassador will be stimulating conversations and encouraging the public to participate in activities celebrating B.C.’s artists, historians, curators, community organizers and culture enthusiasts. Congratulations Lori, Deanna, Keyanna,…

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

In 2009, Robert Gary Parks converted a portion of his barn into what is now, Loafing Shed Glass Studio in Surrey, British Columbia. Luckily for us, Robert and his wife Jeanette are opening up their studio to the public September 30, October 1 & 2 for Culture Days Weekend! We asked Robert a couple questions…

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Culture Days Activity Ideas for Businesses and Companies

Culture Days Activity Ideas for Businesses and Companies

by Mélissa Courcelles

Ok, so let’s say you’ve heard of Culture Days and you own a business or work for an organization or company that seems like a good fit. How do you think up a way to get involved? Well, we are here to make it easier by coming up with some ideas for you, based on…

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