August, 2017

How Brampton Celebrates Culture

How Brampton Celebrates Culture

by Culture Days

Brampton has been an instrumental partner in the development of the Innovation Labs. Culture Days looks forward to working with Brampton this year, and for many years to come. We sat down with the team at the City of Brampton to learn how they plan to activate the “Flower City” for the eighth annual Culture Days weekend….

Nova Scotia Outreach

Nova Scotia Outreach

by Culture Days

WORDS: Oriana Duinker IMAGES: Symphony Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, a small but mighty province, is bursting at the seams with culture. Our province celebrates many cultural traditions that have deep roots in Nova Scotian history, including those of the Mi’kmaq, Acadians, Gaels, and African Nova Scotians. Likewise, we enjoy an exciting contemporary cultural scene with…

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME: Mann Gallery Historical and Architectural Storytelling Tour

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME: Mann Gallery Historical and Architectural Storytelling Tour

by Culture Days

WORDS: Angela Walcott IMAGES: Mann Gallery Whoever said traveling back in time wasn’t possible, had no idea about the storytelling tours in Prince Albert. Experiencing the rich history of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan through this Culture Days activity proves a visit to early Canadian settlements is possible. Dressed in period costumes, members of the Historical Society will…

BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE

BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE

by Culture Days

WORDS: Taylor Basso IMAGES: Andy Everson ART Sometimes, learning about a new culture is simply a matter of taking the opportunity when it emerges. For Walter Stolting, it took a trip around Vancouver Island on a motorcycle to fall in love with the culture of the Northwest Coast First Nations. “The art and ceremonies represent…

BC Ambassadors: Working with Youth in the Arts

BC Ambassadors: Working with Youth in the Arts

by Erin MacKinnon

BC Culture Days ambassador Lyn Verra-Lay has arts and culture in her blood. With an upbringing rich in artistic curiosities, Verra-Lay has been paying it forward by supporting the artistic ventures of Surrey’s youth for fifteen years. Her experience as an arts administrator has informed her insight into the prowess of youth today as she continues…

Events
FROM SNEAKERS TO BELONGING

FROM SNEAKERS TO BELONGING

by Culture Days

WORDS: Angela Walcott IMAGES: JAMII-FEETPRINT Storytelling Project The Esplanade is a vibrant master planned community just east of Toronto’s financial district. It’s sandwiched between a historic-distillery-turned-cultural-destination and the 208-year-old St. Lawrence Market. Lake Ontario is less than a kilometre to the south – once you’ve passed the city’s second busiest thoroughfare, the Gardiner Expressway. It…