2017 BC Culture Days Highlights

2017 Culture Days

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s BC Culture Days celebration! More than 600 activities were presented in 56 communities across the province, all thanks to the many volunteers, artists, organizations, and municipalities, who generously devoted their time and resources to sharing behind-the-scenes arts, culture, and heritage experiences with their local communities. We’d also like to thank our provincial partners: BCAA, Evo Car Share, Odlum Brown LimitedThe Government of B.C., MAXGuide.org, and Black Press for their unwavering support with our campaign.

September 29, 30, and October 1, 2017 were officially proclaimed BC Culture Days by the Province of British Columbia, with the official provincial launch event kicking off in Whistler at the Audain Art Museum on September 28, leading into three days of hands-on and interactive events for the whole family.

Provincial highlights ranged from a variety of activities including: a hands-on African drumming workshop in Summerland; a behind-the-scenes TV episode reading in Dawson Creek; a Semiahmoo First Nation cultural excursion in Semiahmoo Bay; a West Coast Kitchen party in Squamish; a Rural Artist Support Weekend symposium in Nelson, a mixed-media collaborative art project in Surrey; a “Red Uprising” Indigenous Arts panel discussion in Vancouver; and a Van Gogh Paint by Number event in Victoria.

For province-wide news coverage and photo gallery images please visit our website at BC.CultureDays.ca.

If you have a story to share with us about your Culture Days experience, please email us at bccommunications@culturedays.ca.

We welcome your photos and videos as well! Tag us @bcculturedays on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or email them directly to bccommunications@culturedays.ca.

Your feedback is important! Whether you participated as an activity organizer or an attendee, please remember to complete a Culture Days Survey. Your feedback helps us better plan for the future and offers important statistical information about arts and cultural engagement in our communities.

Thanks again for making Culture Days 2017 a success. We look forward to continuing the conversation around arts and culture year-round. Please join us in doing so by using the hashtag #culture365 on social media. Also, stay tuned for more community highlights and success stories on our Culture 365 blog page!

Best Regards,

BC Culture Days

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