2017

Mission Accomplished: A Culture Days Success Story from Mission B.C.

Mission Accomplished: A Culture Days Success Story from Mission B.C.

by Erin MacKinnon

To say Culture Days in Mission B.C. was a success would be an understatement. With the town hosting 44 registered Culture Days activities and a population of 38,833, Mission is ranked nationally as having the 5th most activities by population according to a National Culture Days Top Ten report. Here’s how they did it… How did the…

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BC Ambassadors: Taking the Lead in Summerland B.C.

BC Ambassadors: Taking the Lead in Summerland B.C.

by Erin MacKinnon

For Master Rhythm Circle Facilitator and percussionist Bobby Bovenzi, being a BC Culture Days ambassador extends beyond Culture Days. The opportunity has allowed him to establish himself as a leader of his community, advocating for increased participation in collaborative arts and culture activities. Through the many connections made by Bobby and team, Summerland celebrated Culture…

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Incorporating Art into Play – BCAA Play Here

Incorporating Art into Play – BCAA Play Here

by Erin MacKinnon

This year, BCAA joined the ranks as one of our BC Culture Days Premiere Sponsors. Their partnership has provided support for the annual provincial launch event and ongoing outreach projects, including the BC Culture Days Ambassador Program, but BCAA wanted to go one step further… BCAA is involved with another initiative called BCAA Play Here. The initiative funds…

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Behind the scenes Part 2: Reflecting on Culture Days and Elemental Festival

Behind the scenes Part 2: Reflecting on Culture Days and Elemental Festival

by Ontario Culture Days

Patricia Mader is an artist, curator and community organizer living on Manitoulin Island. This year she had the honour of participating in Culture Days as part of their Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). This is the second of two blog posts she wrote about it to let you have a peek ‘behind the scenes’. To…

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Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak at Elemental Festival 2017 and the Billings Connections Trail

Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak at Elemental Festival 2017 and the Billings Connections Trail

by Ontario Culture Days

Patricia Mader – Culture Days Youth Arts Apprenticeship Program Curator Patricia Mader is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator and community arts mover n’ shaker. She currently works with 4elements Living Arts on Manitoulin Island, an organization founded by Sophie Edwards, Executive Director.  Mader moved to Manitoulin Island just over two and a half years ago and…

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BC Ambassadors: Make the Most of your Culture Days Experience

BC Ambassadors: Make the Most of your Culture Days Experience

by Erin MacKinnon

BC Culture Days ambassador, Jocelyn Pettit is a busy lady. After having toured Europe with her band this summer, Pettit jumped straight into her BC Culture Days ambassador role and performed at Dîner en Blanc in Vancouver, the week she returned from her tour. It’s safe to say that Jocelyn feels strongly about sharing the…

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VAUGHAN ON THE VERGE

VAUGHAN ON THE VERGE

by Culture Days

WORDS: STEPHANIE EARP IMAGES: CITY OF VAUGHAN Vaughan is a city on the verge, and Mirella Tersigni, Culture Development Officer with the city is clearly excited for the future. “The new subway station, connecting us to the Toronto line, is going to be huge. And we’re looking at a feasibility study for a performing arts…

YUKON GOLD: PANNING FOR CULTURE IN CARCROSS

YUKON GOLD: PANNING FOR CULTURE IN CARCROSS

by Culture Days

WORDS: Taylor Basso IMAGES: Art House Carcross The myth may persist that metropolitan areas have the monopoly on culture, but the enlightened know that creativity lives in all corners of our country. Such is the case with Carcross, Yukon, an unincorporated community with a population of 301 and a culture all its own. Its nature…

Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park: A Living Museum

Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park: A Living Museum

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days provides a spotlight for organizations involved in the arts, but also for those organizations interested in preserving our country’s history through heritage initiatives. The Culture Days weekend is an opportunity for the public to expose themselves to a myriad of cultural narratives and practices that they may not have had the opportunity to…

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