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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Australian Inspired Clapping/Rhythm Sticks

Craft History & heritage Intercultural Kids Painting
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Humber College Student Welcome and Resource Centre - Lakeshore Campus

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Clapping sticks are a traditional wooden percussion instrument where two sticks are tapped together to create a beat to accompany songs and ceremonies. Australian Aboriginal Clapping Sticks were traditionally made from the hard wood of the native eucalyptus tree, but other hard woods can be used. Aboriginal Clapping Sticks, called bilma, can be as simple as two plain sticks picked up from the ground or ornate works of art decorated with paint or wood burning. Often the designs have personal significance to the artist. The bilma often accompany the didgeridoos and can be played by men or women. Often, the clapping sticks were pointed to double as digging tools.

Learn how to make your own Australian inspired clapping sticks and playing ideas. Once you have finished your clapping sticks, you can use them to keep beat to your favorite songs whenever you feel like!

*Limited Quantities Available – on a first-come, first-served basis*



Humber College/Lakeshore Arts/Assembly Hall/Mimico by the Lake BIA

The Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days Festival is co-produced by Lakeshore Arts and Humber College with supporting partners: City of Toronto’s Assembly Hall, and Mimico by the Lake BIA. The weekend features free, hands-on, interactive activities that give participants a “behind-the-scenes” look into the arts and cultural base of the local community.


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Etobicoke Lakeshore

Humber College/ Lakeshore Arts/ The Assembly Hall/ Mimico by the Lake BIA Toronto, ON

Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days aims to provide a close-to-home celebration of art and culture. On Saturday 28 - Sunday 29, September 2019, we will be offering various free, inclusive and family-friendly activities. This Etobicoke Lakesh...