British Columbia

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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Collaboration in Indie Film

Collaboration in Indie Film

by BC Culture Days

Words by Ashley Good, BC Culture Days Ambassador, Victoria BC. Independent filmmaking is a community driven art form. While many of us involved in indie film refer to ourselves as “filmmakers” when asked what we do, we rely on our teams of friends/other filmmakers to help us to create our art. You might be wondering,…

Moving Ports and Making Waves in a Rural Coastal Community

Moving Ports and Making Waves in a Rural Coastal Community

by BC Culture Days

Words by Diane Moran, BC Culture Days Ambassador, Port Renfrew, BC. Life changing choices offer an interesting journey. As an artist and community connector, I am finding my footing while I walk this new path. Life has a way of unfolding when you choose to listen to your calling. This past year has been very…

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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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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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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