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BC Ambassadors: David C. Jones Discusses Confidence on Stage

BC Ambassadors: David C. Jones Discusses Confidence on Stage

by Erin MacKinnon

Actor, director, writer, filmmaker, event producer, teacher and coach, David C. Jones makes his living in the performing arts. Jones is taking his extensive acting repertoire and sharing his secrets at his BC Culture Days workshop: Confidence on Stage. In his ambassador blog post, David elaborates on his own struggles with stage fright and how…

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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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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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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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Media Partners: Shining the Light on Culture Days

by Culture Days

Since its inception in 2010, Culture Days National Broadcast partner CBC and National Newspaper Partner The Globe and Mail have made an invaluable contribution to establishing the annual celebration of arts and culture across Canada. In addition the vital marketing and PR done by artists and organizations to promote their Culture Days activities, these two…

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Renewing the Dialogue Between Art, Artists and Citizens: May 25th Conference in Ottawa

by Culture Days

On Friday May 25th, Culture Days and Culture pour tous, producer of Québec’s annual Journées de la culture event, in collaboration with the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française and the National Arts Centre, will host a one day professional development conference entitled Renewing the Dialogue Between Art, Artists and Citizens: Issues, Collaborations and the Impact of Cultural…

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Richmond Campaign Featured at Arts BC Annual Conference and AGM

by Culture Days

The City of Richmond, BC, coordinated one of the country’s most successful Culture Days campaigns in 2010 and 2011, ranking ninth overall in terms of number of activities presented and fifth among regional and belt cities in 2011. As a growing number of municipalities across Canada take the lead to promote Culture Days participation in their communities, Liesl…

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Passport to Culture – An Interview with Marlee Robinson

by Culture Days

Culture Days – Who are you and what do you do? Marlee Robison – I am a retired art historian and event planner. One of the organisations I am involved with is the Erie Ridge Cultural Action Team (CAT) of which I am Chair. Our focal point is the development of cultural activities in our…

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Libraries across Ontario celebrate Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

Public libraries throughout Ontario have enthusiastically embraced the spirit of Culture Days.  More than 100 public libraries in small towns, mid-sized cities and major urban centres in Ontario are taking part in Culture Days celebrations September 30 to October 2, 2011. During the Aeroplan Culture Stories Contest, Canadians told Culture Days that their public library…

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