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5 Spice Beef Stew Means I Love You

5 Spice Beef Stew Means I Love You

by BC Culture Days

Words by Johnny Trinh, BC Culture Days Ambassador (Vancouver). The only apologies ever uttered in our household came from the lips of the children. My sister and I, frequently failing to meet expectations, often beseeched forgiveness from a stereotypical tiger mom. My mother is fearsome. My mother has stared Death in the face, swam to…

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SaskCulture Talks Métis Cultural Immersion

SaskCulture Talks Métis Cultural Immersion

by Culture Days

WORDS: SHAUNNA GRANDISH Originally published January 2018, via SaskCulture. Youth experienced the rich identity and history of the Métis as part of the Culture Days weekend. From September 27 – 29, 2017, approximately 900 francophone students from grades 4 to 12 experienced first-hand the richness of Métis culture at the Batoche National Historic Site thanks to…

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Meet the 2018 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

Meet the 2018 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

by BC Culture Days

Vancouver / May 15, 2018: BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the 2018 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 ($500 production budget + $500 Artist Honorarium) to present a Culture Days activity and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend, September 28, 29,…

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The Positive Impact of Youth-Focused Arts Activities

The Positive Impact of Youth-Focused Arts Activities

by Erin MacKinnon

The correlation between the arts and development in youth is undeniable and with the introduction of a new curriculum in 2015, there has been an increased focus on individualized, inquiry-based learning. More and more, educators are utilizing art to reach students with different learning strengths and to create a dialogue amongst students. “The redesigned curricula are…

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Getting the Whole Family Involved at Arts Milton

Getting the Whole Family Involved at Arts Milton

by Culture Days

WORDS: TAYLOR BASSO IMAGES: ARTS MILTON (PHOTOS BY SARAH ARFAN PHOTOGRAPHY) The town of Milton, Ontario was one of several communities that participated in the Culture Days Innovation Lab project this past year. We asked all the Innovation Lab Partners to reflect on our 2017 research findings, conducted by independent research firm Maru/Matchbox, and to choose one…

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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 in 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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