Metro Vancouver Celebrates Culture Days With Free Community Events

 

Metro Vancouver residents will join the thousands of Canadian communities participating in this year’s Culture Days festivities, September 30October 1 and October 2.

Culture Days embraces local arts, culture and heritage initiatives by offering free, hands-on, interactive and community organized activities to the public (see Community Highlights below).

Culture Days aims to promote direct interaction between creators and the public, as a key to increasing understanding and appreciation of arts, culture and heritage.

There are more than 400 activities already registered for Culture Days across B.C., representing a wide range of disciplines and cultural interests, including visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and multi-media.

“Culture Days is a wonderful three-day celebration of arts and cultural activities on a national, provincial and local level,” said B.C. Culture Days Task Force Chair Judy Robertson. “It is a way to meet artists and performers up close and get a behind-the-scenes view of the creative process. I really encourage you to venture outside of your own community, meet new people and try new things!”

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:
Culture Days in the Metro Vancouver area includes events in Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Delta, Bowen Island, the Tri-Cities, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and White Rock, with activities ranging from:

Water’s Edge Day, a celebration of Vancouver’s waterfront featuring kayak paddle tours, marine touch tanks from the Vancouver Aquarium, live music and arts and crafts.

A River of Light: A Community Lantern Installation and lantern making workshop in Maple Ridge.

Shipyard Social in the Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver.

Art 4 Life, a 2D and 3D art exhibit geared towards young audiences in Port Moody.

Renaissance Rocker, a Renaissance dance class taught by a Richmond-based historical ensemble.

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