September, 2016

Culture Days in Manitoba Kicks Off with a BANG

Culture Days in Manitoba Kicks Off with a BANG

by Mélissa Courcelles

Everyone has worked so hard to get their events ready, and the day has finally come — Culture Days kicks off tomorrow! Here in Manitoba, Culture Days will be celebrated in 28 communities and will feature over 400 free activities (new record!) from a wide range of disciplines including visual arts, heritage, educational tours, street festivals,…

BC Ambassador Activity Picks

BC Ambassador Activity Picks

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days begins tomorrow and your BC Culture Days ambassadors have you covered if you’re still wondering which activities to attend this upcoming weekend. Each ambassador has made a Bright Spots schedule listing activities they’re most excited to attend in their hometown. Take a look at their choices and make your own Bright Spots schedule…

Events
BC Ambassador Blog: What’s Going on in Victoria?

BC Ambassador Blog: What’s Going on in Victoria?

by Erin MacKinnon

BC ambassador Kirsten Van Ritzen has taken to the streets to find out what the public can expect for Culture Days in Victoria this year! Kirsten interviewed the organizations involved to provide a behind-the-scenes look into their Culture Days activities. We are passionate about the arts in Victoria! I am eager to share a little…

Events
BC Ambassador Blog: Songwriting with Keyanna Burgher Play

BC Ambassador Blog: Songwriting with Keyanna Burgher

by Keyanna Burgher

Keyanna Burgher is a multi-talented writer, singer-songwriter and, lucky for us, she one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors. For her ambassador blog post, Keyanna explains the ins and outs of songwriting in hopes of encouraging aspiring singers and songwriters to take on the task themselves. Often times when we listen to music, we don’t realize…

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BC Ambassador Blog: The Philosophy Behind Body Talk

BC Ambassador Blog: The Philosophy Behind Body Talk

by Deanna Peters

For her Culture Days activity, Deanna Peters will be holding a movement class, a talk/discussion and a multi-media installation called ‘Body Talk’. In her ambassador blog post, Deanna talks about physical awareness and how such awareness has informed her art as well as her daily life. Hello Everyone, I’m Deanna Peters aka Mutable Subject. I’m a professional dance…

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BC Ambassador Blog: An Interview with Chief Na’moks on Witsuwit’en Culture Play

BC Ambassador Blog: An Interview with Chief Na’moks on Witsuwit’en Culture

by Lori Knorr

Culture Days is about creating an inclusive environment that provides the public with an opportunity to take part in arts, heritage and culture related activities in their community. Lori Knorr, one of our BC ambassadors, has always been interested in First Nations practices and communities located close to her town of Smithers, B.C. She has encouraged the registration of…

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