On September 29, 30 and October 1, 2017, be prepared to create, participate and share during the Culture Days in British Columbia. A collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement, Culture Days aims to raise awareness, accessibility, and participation of all Canadians in the arts and cultural programs within their communities.
The eighth annual Culture Days will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.
Whistler’s Audain Gallery will host the Culture Days kick off on September 28th. Then the following three days will be filled with free arts and culture events in all corners of the province, including;
The 2nd Annual Port Moody Scavenger Hunt – a hunt to explore and discover the city’s public art and historical sites.
Canada 150 Geocache Project in Maple Ridge – the Community Heritage Commission and City of Maple Ridge have established seven geocaches around town.
Squanderer Mural Festival – the large scale mural festival in Squamish wraps up it’s two month run during Culture Days.
Cannery Collections Storage Tours – a behind-the-scenes tour of the unique and rare finds hidden in the archives of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.
Barclay Heritage Square & Roedde House Walking Tours – explore the urban oasis in the midst of Vancouver’s West End highlighted by the historic Roedde House Museum.
Behind the Scenes at Ballet BC – take a look behind the curtain to see what goes into the development of a new program
Try on the Gateway – visit Richmond’s Gateway Theatre to experience the magic of theatre; tour backstage, try on or buy costumes from past productions, perfect for your Halloween planning
These are just a tiny sampling of some of the local events, visit the Culture Days website to explore all that’s on offer in your community and set up your own custom My Culture Days itinerary.