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

Care Work as Protest


Deaf & Disability arts Fibre & textile arts Intercultural Interdisciplinary Performance
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Fairfield Community Centre - Garry Oaks Room (The traditional and unceded lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples (today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout Nations))

1341 Thurlow Road

Victoria, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and will have a sign language interpreter.

Masked space, free snacks and drinks


Banners have a long history of creating professional legitimacy. Banner-making is a Middle Times craft, first used for family and heraldic coat of arms. In more modern times, banners were used by political protests, trying to use the validity of tools from the rich and organized.

Join interdisciplinary artist and BC Culture Days Ambassador Regan Shrumm in creating your own miniature banner out of textiles to express yourself through protest or at your home. Express your identity, share a memory, protest, or idea through a banner format. You’ll be using heat bond applique and hand stitching techniques. No previous experience necessary.


Free parking is available at the Sir James Douglas Elementary.

Bus Stops

Fairfield at Moss: Bus #7

Richardson at Kipling: Bus #1


Masks are required at the event. Masks will be available for those who forgot or need them.

The Garry Oak is on the first level, with no steps to the front entrance. This is an open, multi-purpose room with large windows that could echo sightly. Gender-neutral washrooms offer wheelchair accessibility and baby change station.

Land Acknowledgment

The workshop will be taking place on the traditional and unceded lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples (today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations (Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout Nations). We are mindful of the cultural impacts of ongoing colonialism and dispossession of Indigenous peoples as we continue to engage communities and hold events in this region in a trauma-informed care way. We will continue to learn, unlearn, and re-learn about the lands and peoples who have been here since time immemorial.

This event was made possible with local support from: Integrate Arts Society and Fairfield Community Centre.



Regan Shrumm - BC Culture Days Ambassador

Regan Shrumm is a queer and genderqueer artist, writer, and curator living with multiple disabilities. They are an interdisciplinary artist, particularly working with textiles, performance, and social practice. Shrumm has programmed for a number of museums and artist spaces in Victoria including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Open Space Arts Society, and Integrate Arts Festival. Shrumm's goal is to create programming that centres the arts at every level of society, as the arts allow us to communicate often paradoxical, contradictory, and complicated truths about our human experiences.

This event is part of a hub:

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