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(YAAP Series) My Road to Culture Days

(YAAP Series) My Road to Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

Cyesha Forde is a Toronto-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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(YAAP Series) SHELTER: Finding Safety in Your Community

(YAAP Series) SHELTER: Finding Safety in Your Community

by Ontario Culture Days

Rihkee Strapp is a Sault Ste. Marie-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will…

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(YAAP Series) From Favours to Friendship: On Partnerships in the Arts

(YAAP Series) From Favours to Friendship: On Partnerships in the Arts

by Ontario Culture Days

Mike Sheppard is a Kingston-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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(YAAP Series) Mural-making in Gallery Alley, Hamilton

(YAAP Series) Mural-making in Gallery Alley, Hamilton

by Ontario Culture Days

Amber Aasman is a Hamilton-based community artist and one of the five artists participating in Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassador Program (YAAP), an exciting new initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community artists in our province. The Arts Ambassadors are currently working on community arts projects that will premiere during…

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BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh Play

BC Culture Days Ambassadors: Pooneh Alizadeh

by Erin MacKinnon

Meet Pooneh Alizadeh. She is one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors and is incredibly excited to share her passion for dance during Culture Days. Pooneh has her own dance academy in North Vancouver called AMED and has been practicing Middle Eastern dance since she was 5 years old. She shares her love for dance with her…

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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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National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

National Congress: Top 5 Takeaways on Storytelling

by Amanda Shatzko

What an incredible opportunity it was this past week to have attended the National Congress on Culture in Edmonton, Alberta.  This year’s theme was all about Storytelling.  As an advocate for public engagement with a practice based on storytelling; I would like to share my top 5 takeaway moments and tips: 1.  Stories offer insight…

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