uncategorized

Flin Flon’s Top Ten Culture Days guide hopes to bring home the top ten title.

Flin Flon’s Top Ten Culture Days guide hopes to bring home the top ten title.

by Joy Balmana

Flin Flon, Manitoba is once again aiming to take top spot on Culture Days’ “Top Ten Cities and Towns” with the highest number of #CultureDays events and activities! This year, you can expect over 130 hands-on activities, art exhibitions, #OnBeat performances and more! So how do you decide what to take part in? How do you make…

Culture Trek: On the Road to Ontario’s Arts & Culture Scene

Culture Trek: On the Road to Ontario’s Arts & Culture Scene

by Alyssa Trudeau

WORDS: ALYSSA TRUDEAU Humans are creatures of habit, and it can be easy to get stuck in a familiar routine. With so much to do in Ontario, it’s a shame to miss out on new and exciting experiences just because they fall outside the realm of your usual haunts. Enter Culture Trek, a new program…

Remixing Youth Culture in Thunder Bay with Hip-Hop

Remixing Youth Culture in Thunder Bay with Hip-Hop

by Alyssa Trudeau

WORDS: ALYSSA TRUDEAU In 2016, Ontario Culture Days launched a new initiative called the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). The program, aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community-engaged artists, commissions professional artists up to 30 years of age to create new works of art in their respective regions. The artworks and corresponding public programs…

Winnipeg turns into an interactive-arts playground during Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2018!

Winnipeg turns into an interactive-arts playground during Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2018!

by Michelle Rosner

Impulse from Lateral Office on Vimeo. A new Nuit Blanche to see, feel and experience. Winnipeg turns into an interactive-arts playground during Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. On Saturday, September 29, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg (NBW) will celebrate its ninth year with exciting changes that will benefit the artists, venues and its estimated 25,000 attendees. NBW is focusing…

Inspiration Through Collaboration

Inspiration Through Collaboration

by BC Culture Days

Words by Rob Buchanan, BC Culture Days Ambassador (Revelstoke, BC) What do you get when you combine a welder, a sculptor, a carpenter, a bike mechanic, a gathering of 350 school children from Kindergarten to grade 12, some teachers, parents, community businesses, a structural engineer, actors, dancers, computer techno-whizzes, an excavator operator, film students, a…

Shaping New Landscapes: A Culture Cure in Winnipeg

Shaping New Landscapes: A Culture Cure in Winnipeg

by Alyssa Trudeau

WORDS: TAYLOR BASSO In previous blogs, we’ve encouraged you to gather your family and friends and “come on out” to enjoy the many wonders of Culture Days: street parades, community festivals, drum circles, art classes and so much more. But for many individuals, going out to a cultural event is simply not an option. Confined…

A Festival Within a Festival: Clarington Bridges Community Through the Arts

A Festival Within a Festival: Clarington Bridges Community Through the Arts

by Alyssa Trudeau

WORDS: ANGELA WALCOTT Looking for a unique festival experience to celebrate all-things food, music and art? Look no further. The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival (COAF) is the place to be. Located in Durham Region in Bowmanville, Ontario, this festival within a festival will be a hot destination for Culture Days activities. Situated on the eastern…

In Canmore, a Community Comes Together for Culture Days

In Canmore, a Community Comes Together for Culture Days

by Alyssa Trudeau

WORDS: TAYLOR BASSO If you’re looking for an elevated experience for the 2018 Culture Days weekend, you might head to Canmore, nestled in the Bow Valley in the heart of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Not only will you be surrounded by a bounty of nature (the iconic Three Sisters mountains keep vigilant watch; the Banff National…

Showing Up

Showing Up

by BC Culture Days

Words by: Elana Bizovie, BC Culture Days Ambassador (Kelowna) Bums in seats. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard this phrase. In theatre, this refers to the number of people in the audience of a performance. We strive for it, worry about it, obsess over it. We want to sell tickets! We want people…

Inspiration