By Erin MacKinnon. Fraser Valley residents will join the thousands of Canadian communities participating in this year’s Culture Days festivities, September 30, October 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!”
Culture Days in the Fraser Valley includes events in Langley, Fort Langley, Hope, Mission, Chilliwack, Yale and Abbotsford, with activities ranging from:
Yarn Bombing, Tea and Pom-Pom Making Workshop at the Fort Langley Library.
Celebration of Aboriginal Basketmaking, Beadwork, Carvings, Writing, Photography, Drumming and Dance at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission.
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