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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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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…

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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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…

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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(YAAP Series) Can we play the long game…. please?

(YAAP Series) Can we play the long game…. please?

by Ontario Culture Days

By Mike Sheppard Mike Sheappard is a Kingston-based artist and one of the five artists who participated in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. Read more about Mike and the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program at on.culturedays.ca/en/yaap….

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(YAAP Series) Building Shelter in my Community

(YAAP Series) Building Shelter in my Community

by Ontario Culture Days

By Rihkee Strapp Rihkee Strapp is a Sault Ste. Marie-based artist and one of the five artists who participated in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. Read more about Rihkee and the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program…

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