Culture Days 2015 in the Tri-Cities


Sarah Ronald Culture Days

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture that has happened each September since 2009. The purpose behind this celebration is to connect Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture in communities all across the country. Over three days, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite everyone to participate in free interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.

The truth is that there are lots of ways for us to get involved in arts and culture all year long, but many of us miss out because we just don’t know what’s happening. By participating in Culture Days we can connect with resources right here in our own back yard. This year, it’s happening on September 25, 26 and 27, 2015. There are lots of events happening around Metro Vancouver, including right here in the Tri-Cities. Here’s a quick sampling.

Traditional India Series

Friday, September 25-Sunday, September 27, 2015
Port Coquitlam and Port Moody

Traditional India Series is a collection of free events, activities, presentations, discussions for the celebration of Culture days 2015. Events in the Tri-Cities include Rasa Flow Yoga in Port Coquitlam, Instruments and Books and History in Port Moody, and Conversations and Connections in Port Moody. Find out more at facebook.com/traditionalindiaseries.

Société francophone de Maillardville

Friday, September 25-Sunday, September 27, 2015
Maillardville French Center, Coquitlam

This year the Société francophone de Maillardville is taking it to the next level by presenting a unique program which represents the realities of the Francophone communities in North America, Europe and Africa. The Société francophone de Maillardville (SFM) will feature three different sides of a culture by integrating a French film night, a French-Canadian literature discussion and an African cuisine and traditions session. Find out more at www.maillardville.com/events/fete-de-la-culture-2.

Burrard Inlet Fishfest

5:00-9:00pm Friday, September 25, 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday, September 26, and 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, September 27, 2015
Friday and Saturday – Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Sunday – Noons Creek Hatchery

Live music and interdisciplinary arts at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. The event features a green powered stage, indigenous paddle, floating acoustic stage, art making and workshops. Sunday at Noons Creek Hatchery will be the Salmon Warrior Pancake Breakfast. Produced by the Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society. Visit fishfest.ca for more information and how to volunteer.

Celebrating Diversity through Wedding Dance Traditions

10:00am-2:00pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015
Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society

The anthology of various ethic wedding dances. It will involve demonstrations, story of the dance and then the audience will be invited to learn the dance. There will also be a craft station where kids can make a traditional bookmark.

Day of Arts

12:00-5:00pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015
Port Moody Civic Centre

As a proud supporter of Culture Days, the City of Port Moody is hosting its first-ever Day of Arts celebration. This free, family-friendly event will showcase visual artists, musicians and performers, plus the best food and beverage the city has to offer.

Glen Pine Culture Days Open House

3:00-8:30pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015
Glen Pine Pavilion, Coquitlam

Hands-on and interactive activities with the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society groups and clubs. Enjoy a chance to explore different options for fun, entertainment and social interaction in our multicultural community for the 50 Plus. Full Itinerary will be made available online and at the facility. End the day with a Glen Pine Live featuring the Richard Crooks Band!

Night of the Arts

7:00-10:00pm, Saturday, September 26, 2015
Place des Arts, Coquitlam

Are you 18 or older? Then you’re invited to the inaugural Night of the Arts! Take part in two innovative art workshops of your choice led by professional teachers. In between workshops, enjoy complimentary tapas and purchase a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage to go with. This fun-filled, no stress evening of art is free as part of Canada Culture Days.

Family Day

1:30-3:30pm, Sunday, September 27, 2015
Place des Arts, Coquitlam

Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and drop in on a variety of all-ages art workshops based on the exhibitions. Come and create your very own masterpiece! Families will draw portraits of PdA staff and teachers using Jeannette Sirois’ artwork as inspiration, creating a large collaborative landscape scroll using black and white paint and the work of Joseph Therrien as reference. There will also be one more unannounced activity, taught by PdA staff or teachers.

Find out more about Culture Days, and find more fabulous events to attend, at bc.culturedays.ca/en.

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