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Dauphin’s Yardfringe Redefines Grassroots

Dauphin’s Yardfringe Redefines Grassroots

by Mélissa Courcelles

We often say that rural Culture Days events require a grassroots effort to get off the ground, well what if an event becomes successful by staying on the front lawn? Dauphin’s Yardfringe turns community yards into venues for the arts. On the evening of Oct. 1, groups travel by bicycle from yard to yard and…

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Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

Culture Days Activities: Behind-the-Scenes

by Erin MacKinnon

The Port Moody Arts Centre is an arts and culture hotspot that hosts all kinds of events and art programs year-round. This year, the centre has signed up to hold a Culture Days activity geared towards the community’s youth with the goal of establishing a relationship between the children of Port Moody and its local…

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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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Storytelling is Alive and Well! Culture Days Activities Roundup

Storytelling is Alive and Well! Culture Days Activities Roundup

by Lisa Yang

Storytelling is an interactive experience between the audience and the storyteller. Oral storytelling builds the listener’s imagination, and this ability to engage in mental “movie-making” helps strengthen literacy skills. —Deb Ireland, Hope Library photo by Lauren Hudgins Every September, thousands of activities are organized during Culture Days weekend that invite people to participate and experience arts…

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More tips on watching the Congress Live Stream together – It’s a great way to spark new collaborations & generate new ideas and opportunities

More tips on watching the Congress Live Stream together – It’s a great way to spark new collaborations & generate new ideas and opportunities

by Helen Yung

If you were considering watching the Live Stream anyway, why not invite some colleagues to stop by and watch it together? Hosting a group viewing room to watch the Congress Live Stream together is a great way to spark new collaborations and create new ideas and opportunities.  View this previous post on organizing a Live…

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Friends don’t let friends watch livestreams alone!

Friends don’t let friends watch livestreams alone!

by Helen Yung

    Consider hosting a community meet-up to watch the Congress livestream together! Since announcing the Culture Days Congress, a number of community organizers have come forward asking how they might host a public screening of the Congress livestream for activity organizers to watch together. This is a great idea. Getting local Culture Days organizers and…

Notes from the Road – Livelong, Saskatchewan

Notes from the Road – Livelong, Saskatchewan

by Karlie King

Marian Donnelly, Culture Days Saskatchewan Coordinator, began this session by saying, “This is the largest turn-out for the smallest population.” The hamlet of Livelong has a population of 95 and there were 16 at the meeting. We met at the Community Complex and there were representatives from LADRA, the lake community (Turtle Lake), as well…

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Tips on Reaching the University/College Crowd

Tips on Reaching the University/College Crowd

by Penelope Kerr

This post is the second in culture365’s youth/student blog series. Be sure to check out the first post, Let’s Go Viral: A Call to Youth.   Are you a cultural advocate determined to make a given arts/cultural event bigger and better than ever? Target local colleges and universities. Institutions of higher learning are teeming with…

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Notes from the Road – LDSCR Annual Meeting

by Matt Josdal

This week, I visited Prince Albert for the Lakeland District for Sport, Culture & Recreation Annual General Meeting. They were kind enough to invite me out to make a presentation on Culture Days, and to let me present at the very top of the agenda so I could make it home to Saskatoon for another…

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