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

Lantern Making Art Jam: Let Your Inner Light Shine


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Quadra Village Community Centre -- Community Room (Lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Territory)

901 Kings Road

Victoria, BC

Directions: To access the "Community Room," please use the entrance at the back of the "Quadra Village Community Centre" building located at 901 King Road. The entrance is accessible via ramps on both sides of the facility, leading through the playground area. This ensures easy accessibility for all participants. We look forward to welcoming you there!.



Offered in English.

Offers closed captioning or subtitles, wheelchair accessible, will have a sign language interpreter, and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join Ann K Chou, BC Culture Days Ambassador, for an art jam event focused on accessibility, inclusion, and resilience. Celebrate diversity through engaging activities and creative expression. This enchanting event is scheduled for Oct 1, 2023, coinciding with the mesmerizing radiance of the full moon night.

Please follow the Facebook link for registration. All individuals over the age of 10 are welcome to attend, and children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

"Let Your Inner Light Shine" Lantern Making Art Jam

Illuminate your path towards personal growth and resilience through lantern making. Join this inclusive workshop where individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, come together to express triumphs over obstacles and envision a future of freedom. Discover the meditative strokes of Chinese Ink painting with Sumi-e paper. Create a safe and supportive space for sharing thoughts, experiences, and mutual learning.

Live transcription services are available, and ASL translation is available upon request. We encourage you to bring your own fidgeting or sensory tools that make you feel comfortable. Please make sure to inform us of any specific access needs you have on the registration form. Your comfort and inclusivity are important to us.

There will be short breaks and refreshments.

There will be a photo op and short procession with the lanterns at 7 pm in the nearest park.

This event was made possible with local support from Quadra Village Community Centre and Pandora Arts Collectives Society.



Ann K Chou - BC Culture Days Ambassador

Quadra Village Community Centre

The Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee) is a safe and welcoming gathering place and neighbourhood association in the vibrant and diverse neighbourhood of Hillside Quadra. We provide services, programs , and support to meet the various needs of individuals in our community. Since 1974 our preventative and responsive community based programs have helped make change close to home.

Ann K. Chou - BC Culture Days Ambassador

Ann K Chou, a visual technologist-artist from Hong Kong, is known for her spontaneous brushwork in Chinese calligraphy ink and vibrant acrylics. She specializes in crafting lanterns and wearable puppets using a diverse range of naturally found and upcycled materials, including heritage bamboo. As a first-generation immigrant, a severe hard-of-hearing individual, and someone on the autism spectrum, Ann's personal journey deeply influences her art. She prioritizes the process of creation and strives to break down boundaries while celebrating diversity through her artwork. Ann seamlessly merges static arts with live performances and digital interaction, pushing the limits of her bamboo-based lantern building skills. Alongside her career in people-centered Health IT, she has honed her expertise in photography, digital production, and soft sculpture. Currently engaged in the ScreenDance residency, Ann focuses on creating accessible art for all disabilities. Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to reconsider system barriers, embrace diversity, and ensure inclusivity in the arts, fostering a welcoming and inclusive artistic community.

This event is part of a hub:

A/I/R Ambassador Series

BC Culture Days Vancouver, BC

Far and wide across the province, the 2023 BC Culture Days ambassadors are participating in mentorships, developing their artistic practices, and planning public activities for Culture Days with the theme of AIR (access, inclusion, and resi...