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SACRED Interactive at Ontario Culture Days 2017

SACRED Interactive at Ontario Culture Days 2017

by Culture Days

WORDS: KALSANG DOLMA Taking place during the 2017 edition of Culture Days, Senior Arts and Culture for Recreational Education Development (SACRED) Interactive was a unique event, celebrating seniors’ leadership through their personal heritage. Taking place in the Parkdale community of Toronto, SACRED was a year-long project of DreBu, directed by Kalsang Dolma and facilitated by…

Collaborating in the Corridor: Bloor Street Comes Together for Culture Days and Beyond

Collaborating in the Corridor: Bloor Street Comes Together for Culture Days and Beyond

by Culture Days

WORDS: Taylor Basso The Bloor Street Cultural Corridor in Toronto, Ontario was one of several sites 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 statistic that helps…

What’s in a Venue? Rethinking Cultural Spaces in Flin Flon, Manitoba

What’s in a Venue? Rethinking Cultural Spaces in Flin Flon, Manitoba

by Culture Days

WORDS: Stephanie Earp Flin Flon, Manitoba 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 statistic that helps inform their participation in Culture…

Prince Albert: Saskatchewan’s Gateway to Culture

Prince Albert: Saskatchewan’s Gateway to Culture

by Culture Days

WORDS: Taylor Basso The City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 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 statistic that helps inform their…

Rallying Organizers in Nova Scotia

Rallying Organizers in Nova Scotia

by Culture Days

WORDS: Stephanie Earp The Province of Nova Scotia 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 statistic that helps inform their participation in Culture…

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…

Events
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…

Inspiration
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…