The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2017, as BC Culture Days, joining a movement to celebrate and raise awareness for arts and culture in communities throughout Canada.
“We have a dynamic creative sector that contributes to the health and vibrancy of communities in our province,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “I encourage all British Columbians to get out and explore the many activities and events this weekend.”
With nearly 600 events taking place in towns and cities around B.C., this year’s BC Culture Days will be an opportunity for British Columbians to experience the arts and culture community. Events held throughout B.C. communities will feature hands-on, interactive activities designed to educate and discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers.
"BC Culture Days is a wonderful opportunity to visit the many creative artists and strong cultural organizations throughout the province. The BC Arts Council is proud of the organizations and artists for bringing art and culture into the communities, schools and homes of all British Columbians," said Merla Beckerman, chair of the BC Arts Council.
The BC Arts Council is the B.C. government's key development and funding agency for the arts, supporting arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists throughout the province. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has provided $60,000 to support BC Culture days.
To read the proclamation, visit: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/proclamations/proclamations/BCCultDays2017
Visit Culture Days website to find an event: https://culturedays.ca/en
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/tourism-arts-culture