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Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

In 2009, Robert Gary Parks converted a portion of his barn into what is now, Loafing Shed Glass Studio in Surrey, British Columbia. Luckily for us, Robert and his wife Jeanette are opening up their studio to the public September 30, October 1 & 2 for Culture Days Weekend! We asked Robert a couple questions…

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

by Michelle Rosner

Some call it transformative. Some describe it as the night where the city comes alive. And some simply ache and yearn for that one night a year when our prairie town is lit from the centre with art, music, dance, inspiration and exceptional beauty. Five years ago, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg barged into the city’s cultural…

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Animateurs Key to Success in Saskatchewan

by Culture Days Saskatchewan

This is a wonderful article by Michelle Brownridge that was published in ENGAGE magazine [2012, vol. 3, issue 1]. Michelle tells the story of Culture Days’ animateurs and their passion for creativity and public engagement in arts and culture. Read along and get inspired! Since Culture Days began in 2010, SaskCulture has hired artists from various…

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Culture Days Stories: Margaret – Bay Roberts, NL

by Culture Days

The following story “Fairies and Far Away Places” was submitted by Margaret Ayad, board member of The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation , and documents their Culture Days 2011 experience. To understand what Culture Days means to our small town, you need to be aware of the unique cultural heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador.  For at least 400…

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Culture Days Stories: The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance – Regina, SK

by Culture Days

The following story “Buzzing about buttons with the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance” was submitted by David Sereda, Communications & Outreach Officer of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, and documents their Culture Days 2011 activities. There’s something magical about making buttons. Bringing several existing parts together but adding your own dash, statement and individuality. We thought this could be…

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Culture Days Stories: Sandi – Elgin County, ON

by Culture Days

The following story “Author Bonnie Burnard visits Elgin County Library for Culture Days” was submitted by Sandi Loponen, Coordinator of the Elgin County Library, and documents her Culture Days 2011 activity. Bonnie Burnard, Giller Prize-winning author of A Good House, appeared at the Aylmer Old Town Hall Theatre on Friday, September 30th for a special engagement…

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Checklist for Hosting an Activity

by Culture Days

Whether you are a first time activity organizer or you’re participating for the second year, Culture Days has created a checklist with suggestions to help you host your activity and maximize both your and your participants’ Culture Days experience! Here are some things to keep in mind as you finalize preparations for your activity: Everyone…

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Join CBC LIVE – A Kick Off to Culture Days on September 30th, 2011!

by Culture Days

Whether you’re live in person outside the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Center or in the comfort of your home, join CBC for the kick-off to the 2nd annual Culture Days weekend! CBC LIVE will be connecting audiences coast to coast to coast to a star-studded lineup of CBC personalities and arts and culture events in a festival…

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“Culture Days Week” on CBC

by Culture Days

Culture Days’ National Broadcast Partner, CBC, kicks off a week of special culture-themed, multi-platform programming today, as a lead up to the upcoming Culture Days weekend (September 30, October 1 & 2). Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, CBC demonstrates how it has been a driving force in Canadian culture over the years and its…

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