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

  • Mother and daughter enjoying and performing shadow puppetry.
    Mother and daughter enjoying and performing shadow puppetry.
  • Person and Sun Shadow Puppet showing through the screen.
    Person and Sun Shadow Puppet showing through the screen.
  • Girl performing her shadow puppet fish.
    Girl performing her shadow puppet fish.
  • ASL Interpretation will be provided for this event.
    ASL Interpretation will be provided for this event.

Shadow Puppet Language Workshop


Craft Intercultural Kids Performance Storytelling Youth & teens
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Prince George Public Library (Lheidli T'enneh First Nation Territory)

888 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC V2L 5T6

Prince George, BC



Offered in English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and French.

Wheelchair accessible and will have a sign language interpreter.


Shadow Puppetry is an ancient art form which is practised in various Asian and South East Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand etc. Shadow puppetry is an awesome platform for us to express ourselves via storytelling. It is also a great tool for language learning.

Join BC Culture Days 2023 Ambassador Cherie Chai from Speak Write Academy to discover the wonders of the ancient art form Shadow Puppetry. You will learn how to make your own shadow puppets using simple, eco-friendly and vegan materials, learn how to storyboard to create your stories and make your puppet characters come alive with musical accompaniment behind a shadow puppet screen. You will also be given the opportunity to learn different languages such as Dakelh, French, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Hindi, Farsi and Iranian Azari, and to use the different languages in your storyboarding and shadow puppet performances. Feel free to record a video of your shadow puppet performance and bring home your shadow puppet as souvenirs!

ASL interpretation will be provided for the workshop and puppet performances.

This free event is suitable for all ages and will be held at the Prince George Public Library. We hope to see you there! :)

This event was made possible with local support from the Prince George Public Library and multiple volunteer Language Teachers from Multicultural Heritage Society of Prince George, The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS) of Prince George and the Prince George community.


Cherie Chai — BC Culture Days Ambassador

Cherie is a self-taught artist based in Prince George. As a speaker of multiple languages, Cherie has ten years of second language teaching experience under her belt. Deeply passionate about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Cherie founded a social enterprise called Speak Write Academy with the intention of promoting intercultural communication and fostering intercultural trust. Cherie has worked with various community organizations to roll out workshops promoting language and cultural learning.

Speak Write Academy uses the power of language to bridge people from different backgrounds together. We collaborate with local organizations such as Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George, The Exploration Place Museum and Science Center, Prince George Native Friendship Centre, Prince George Public Library to conduct language and cultural workshops for kids and adults. We also teach English to Immigrants and Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and French to second language learners of all ages. We teach language in a non-traditional, fun and immersive way to promote intercultural communication.


Cherie Chai


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...