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Behind the scenes Part 2: Reflecting on Culture Days and Elemental Festival

Behind the scenes Part 2: Reflecting on Culture Days and Elemental Festival

by Ontario Culture Days

Patricia Mader is an artist, curator and community organizer living on Manitoulin Island. This year she had the honour of participating in Culture Days as part of their Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). This is the second of two blog posts she wrote about it to let you have a peek ‘behind the scenes’. To…

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Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak at Elemental Festival 2017 and the Billings Connections Trail

Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak at Elemental Festival 2017 and the Billings Connections Trail

by Ontario Culture Days

Patricia Mader – Culture Days Youth Arts Apprenticeship Program Curator Patricia Mader is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator and community arts mover n’ shaker. She currently works with 4elements Living Arts on Manitoulin Island, an organization founded by Sophie Edwards, Executive Director.  Mader moved to Manitoulin Island just over two and a half years ago and…

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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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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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Let’s play! Release Your Inner Musician

Let’s play! Release Your Inner Musician

by Lana Crossman

There’s a mini-maestro in all of us. Imagine you’re a musician about to embark on an international career…. Then imagine you get to perform on a legendary instrument made by one of the world’s finest luthiers. That’s the dream come true for the talented men and women who win the Canada Council for the Art’s…

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Call for Volunteers – National Kick-off Event with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Call for Volunteers – National Kick-off Event with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

by Ontario Culture Days

Culture Days is holding its national kick-off event on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Toronto, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. During the kick-off, Culture Days and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) are presenting Conduct Us, a once-in-a-lifetime chance for members of the public to conduct the TSO on stage at Roy Thomson Hall. A…

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Stories of Integration

Stories of Integration

by Evie Ruddy

In the 1990s, a girl from Bosnia came to Saskatchewan as a refugee. She enrolled as a student at Balfour Collegiate, which was, at the time, Regina’s only public high school with an ESL program. The girl had been warned not to socialize with First Nations kids due to negative stereotypes. One day, while the…

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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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