British Columbia

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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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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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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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…

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BC Ambassadors: David C. Jones Discusses Confidence on Stage

BC Ambassadors: David C. Jones Discusses Confidence on Stage

by Erin MacKinnon

Actor, director, writer, filmmaker, event producer, teacher and coach, David C. Jones makes his living in the performing arts. Jones is taking his extensive acting repertoire and sharing his secrets at his BC Culture Days workshop: Confidence on Stage. In his ambassador blog post, David elaborates on his own struggles with stage fright and how…

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BC Ambassadors: Creative Collaboration in Northern B.C.

BC Ambassadors: Creative Collaboration in Northern B.C.

by Erin MacKinnon

Rob Brown is a Canadian writer, creator, performer, director, producer and, artist. An all-round nice guy, he’s also one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors. Upon being appointed ambassador, Brown began reflecting on the creative process and his own experience collaborating with other artists through his project ‘Created Space’. You can follow Rob for BC…

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Top 5 Activity Ideas for B.C. and Beyond

Top 5 Activity Ideas for B.C. and Beyond

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days invites you — the artists, the cultural organizations, diverse groups and local organizers, to register their wonderful events during the Culture Days weekend: September 29, 30 and October 1st. Here in B.C., we’ve been lucky enough to have many inspiring activities already registered, as well as an array of Culture Days success stories…

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